CNC provides public with free fire suppression training in light of BC wildfires

July 17, 2017

In response to the ongoing wildfire situation in British Columbia and the needs of the surrounding communities, the College of New Caledonia has developed a S100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety Training Course for the public. The program has no prerequisites, and all costs have been absorbed by the college to increase access. “One of CNC’s strengths is our ability to create relevant programs that meet our communities’ needs,” said Acting Director of Community & Continuing Education, Alison Anderson. “Our strong partnerships with community agencies and instructors enabled us to work quickly and pull this together.” The 14-hour BC Forest Service course covers the basic knowledge of wildfire behaviour, wildland fire suppression, and safety procedures. CNC