Safety Safety Safety
Course Fee - $31.00 Receive an instant downloadable certificate complete with a wallet card sized one which you may cut out and laminate.
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This course will teach the participant the basic principles of fire-line safety and in particular, those safety rules pertaining to avoiding a fire entrapment incident.
It is expected that if all fire-line safety rules and regulations are followed, the need may never arise for a fire fighter to have to unexpectedly resort to “last ditch” efforts to save their or other’s, lives.
However, it is well documented where unexpected fire behaviour does occur. In some of these documented cases, several lives have been lost.
It is the goal of this course to ensure that even when the “unexpected” occurs, the fire fighter will know what to do and where to go and in the end, be safe and be alive.
Note: The British Columbia Forest Service – Protection Branch, no longer issue Fire Shelters to their fire crews. Therefore, all fire fighting strategies factor this into the emergency; withdraw and escape procedures as there is no fire shelter available.
It should be noted and remembered that most fireline emergency incidents are a result of someone (or a whole crew) not following ALL of the safe work procedures.
Upon successful completion of this course the participant will know how to avoid fire entrapment and in the worst case scenario, will be taught how to survive fire entrapment.
This course is targeted toward any person who may be involved professionally (their primary job description) fighting wildland fires.
"If In Doubt
Remember Kenny Roger’s song, “THE GAMBLER”
“...You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
“folding” is knowing when to cease operations on a particular portion of the fireline and to pull back to designated safe zones.
You must be very clear on the difference - lives will be at risk if you do not know!