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Forestry operation firefighter certification

Workers in a forestry operation who fight forest fires must be trained and certified before they can fight forest fires. All training must meet a standard that's acceptable to WorkSafeBC.

Where to get certified

The S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety training program, developed by BC Wildfire Services, is considered an acceptable WorkSafeBC standard. Workers with a certificate of completion for this program are considered properly trained and able to work as forest firefighters.

Every year, all forest firefighters must receive additional training. Records must be kept of the training each worker receives.

Other certification courses

Alternate training programs may be accepted by WorkSafeBC. Employers or training providers who have developed training standards other than S-100 may apply to WorkSafeBC for review. Applications can be made to the Manager of the Certification Services department of WorkSafeBC.