Fire is one of the gravest workplace dangers, whether in an office or in the bush. Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners need to understand how to plan for fire emergencies in the workplace so that everyone gets out safely.

In this course, you will learn about fire behaviour and fire safety so that you have the foundation for building a fire safety program. You will be introduced to fire behaviour in urban, wildland/urban interfaces, and wildlands. An overview of wildland firefighter activities will help you realize just what these crews face and what safety precautions they need to take. It will also deepen your understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and industry’s obligations when working in British Columbia’s wildlands.


You Will Learn How To

  • Explain the basics of fire science
  • Give input on fire safety program and training development based on an understanding of fire science and fire suppression basics
  • Understand BC’s wildfire detection and reporting processes, including how wildland fire behaviour is measured and described
  • Describe fireline organization and how it relates to fireline safety
  • Summarize safe work practices for different operations, tools, and equipment used on British Columbia’s firelines

You Will Learn By

  • Completing the online lessons, which include text, images, interactive activities, and instructional videos
  • Reading textbook chapters and other materials
  • Taking Lesson Quizzes
  • Submitting the Lesson Assignment
  • Taking the Final Quiz

To learn more, take a look at the syllabus for this course.

UNBC course instructors bring expertise from sectors such as mining, forestry and facilities.  They are keen teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with employees and employers alike.

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