JIBC Fentanyl: BC Public Health Emergency (Workshops)

Fentanyl workshop in partnership with the Justice Institute of British Columbia

Topics Covered in this workshop:

Day 1 (All First Responders)

  • What Fentanyl is and how to identify it
  • Fentanyl handling guidelines & use of PPE
  • Identification of Fentanyl labs and safe response
  • First Responder case study

Day 2 (Restricted to Law Enforcement and Public Safety Investigators Only)

  • Trends in Fentanyl trafficking
  • Fentanyl, its analogues, and emerging opioids
  • Undercover operations, clandestine lab and tableting investigations
  • Fentanly prosecution stragegies
 

For full details on how to register, and contact information, please download the PDF using the button below.

 

Dates

New West
May 3 and 4, 2017
0800-1600 hrs
JIBC Theatre
715 McBride Blvd., New West, BC

Prince George
May 25 and 26
0800-1600 hrs
Westwood Church
2658 Ospika Blvd S, Prince George, BC
 

Nanaimo
May 11 and 12, 2017
0800-1600 hrs
Dodd Narrows Room
Vancouver Island Convention Centre
101 Gordon St., Nanimo, BC

Kelowna
May 29 and 30, 2017
0800-1600 hrs
Four Points by Sheraton (Kelowna Airport)
5505 Airport Way, Kelowna, BC

District of Barriere Fire Chief Job Posting

The District of Barriere is searching for the right individual to lead our team of approximately 18 dedicated volunteer firefighters. The Barriere Fire Protection Area extends beyond the boundaries of the District with a number of properties being located in the surrounding Thompson Nicola Regional District Area “O”. The Fire Chief is appointed by Council and answers directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

The Fire Chief is responsible for the organization and direction of the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department on a part time basis with compensation equivalent to approximately eight to ten hours of commitment per week. Any hours over and above that are generally on a volunteer basis unless otherwise approved. The position’s official responsibilities and authority are set out in District of Barriere Bylaws No. 55 and No. 121 which are available for viewing online at www.barriere.ca.

The successful candidate will possess strong managerial and communication skills, preferably with significant fire department experience; be able to work effectively with the existing team; as well as, be able to liaise with other local organizations to assure efficient and effective service to the community. The successful candidate must be willing to provide a Criminal Record Check and reside in the immediate area.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Certification to NFPA 1001 and 1002, Level 1 and preferably level 2.
  • At least five years’ experience with local government fire service;
  • ICS 200 and demonstrated competence and extensive practical experience in using Command System for emergency incidents;
  • Fluency with BC Playbook requirements and training;
  • Computer literacy.

The candidate must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • maintain standards of conduct
  • be respectful
  • possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • be flexible
  • demonstrate sound work ethics
  • be consistent and fair
  • work cooperatively with District Administration

If you have any questions please call or email Colleen Hannigan, CAO, at 250-672-9751 or channigan@barriere.ca. Please apply by March 27, 2017 by email (channigan@barriere.ca) attaching a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position along with your resume.

JIBC Evaluator Course Available for Registration

Effective Monday, January 30

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Fire & Safety Division (FSD) is pleased to announce that the JIBC Evaluator Course is available for registration.


Fire Departments with members completing new JIBC vocational firefighter programs aligned with the requirements established in the Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook are encouraged to apply.

Please download the PDF (using the button below) for full details.

Job Posting - North Galiano Island Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire Chief

The North Galiano Fire Protection and Emergency Services Area covers the northern half of Galiano Island, with approx. 350 residents. The department functions at the Exterior Operations level. The North Galiano Fire Protection Commission of the Capital Regional District oversees the work of the department and, due to a retirement, invites applications for the post of FIRE CHIEF (Volunteer).

Successful applicants will supervise all departmental operations and have

  • strong managerial and communication skills; 
  • significant fire department experience; 
  • be able to work effectively with the existing fire-fighting team;
  • liaise with other local organisations to assure efficient and effective 

Expected qualifications include:

  • Certification to NFPA 1001 and 1002, Level 1 and preferably level 2. 
  • Class 5 BC driver's licence with air brake endorsement;
  • At least five years experience with local government fire service;
  • ICS 200 and demonstrated competence and extensive practical experience in using Command System for emergency incidents;
  • Fluency with BC Playbook requirements and training. 

The successful applicant will be expected to welcome the opportunity to relocate to the North Galiano Service Area, in B.C.'s Gulf Islands.  The position, within a volunteer department, commands a stipend equivalent to a partial salary.  Details to be egotiated.

For additional details about the department and Galiano Island, contactPaul LeBlond, Chair, North Galiano Fire Protection and Emergency Services Commission,  250-539-3050;   send written applications (or queries) to leblondpaul41@gmail.com. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate can be found. 

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services is now hiring

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services is now Hiring. We are looking for suitably qualified and dynamic Women and Men to join our team.

Firefighting is a challenging Career that requires people that thrive in a team atmosphere, that are self-motivated, physically fit, enjoy working with the public and are determined to succeed in whatever they do.

If these are your attributes and you are excited to serve your community, this is the career for you.

  • Applications open from: August 8th to August 26th, 2016
  • For more information visit: Vancouver.ca/firejobs
  • Posting Expires: Friday, August 28th , 2016 @ 5:00 PM

CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award (Accepting Submissions)

You can now submit your nomination for the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations are due by June 17th, 2016. (Nominations received after May 6th may be considered for 2017 award)

The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association’s “ CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”©, in partnership with Duracell Canada Inc. and their partners, annually honours an individual whose remarkable achievements in the fire service and community exemplifies outstanding performance. To be considered for the award, nominees must have been a volunteer firefighter or volunteer-on-call firefighter for at least twenty (20) years. Each nominee will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Nominee has made a major contribution or has achieved significant accomplishments in the volunteer fire service on a local / municipal, provincial, and/or national level. (more than local community) Has contributed to the success of the fire service outside of their own jurisdiction.
  • Nominee has demonstrated superior dedication to the volunteer fire service and has served as a volunteer firefighter or paid on call volunteer firefighter for at least twenty (20) years.
  • Nominee has been active in their provincial firefighters’ association or beyond their own community.
  • Nominee has demonstrated community impact through the fire service or other volunteer activities. The selection committee will consider contributions made to other volunteer community service groups such as the Lions, Kinsmen, and Rotary type of community service, in addition to the work done as a firefighter.

The selection of the "CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award"© recipient will be determined through a Canada wide nomination process. Nominations must be received by the CVFSA using the attached PDF nomination form and mail it in to the address as shown on the form. Or use the online form at our web site: www.cvfsa.ca  Nominations must be in by June 17th 2016. The recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award will be recognized at the CVFSA Annual General Meeting, September 10th and we will pay travel costs, hotel fees, and meals to the winner and their guest.