JIBC launches part-time, pre-employment firefighting program

February 13, 2018

The Fire & Safety Division at the Justice Institute of British Columbia has announced the introduction of a part-time offering of its Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate. A JIBC release states that the offering was developed to meet the needs of prospective students looking to obtain their NFPA 1001 firefighting certification and academic credentials while balancing their work and family commitments. “Among the strengths of the FFTC program is the extensive hands-on, live-fire training our students receive at JIBC’s world-class training facility in Maple Ridge,” said Peter Grootendorst, Director of the Fire & Safety Division at JIBC. “Students are taught by experienced firefighters from leading fire departments in the Lower Mainland who serve as mentors as our students complete their training.” JIBC