Courses

Complete our standards-based online fire investigation education from the convenience of your computer – either at your fire department or from home. Once complete, attend a scheduled two-day practical skills development and evaluation session. Upon successful completion of the practical and cognitive testing, students will receive ProBoard accreditation from the College of the Rockies.
Register by July 15 to attend the pracitcum on September 28 - 29, 2019!

Who should take this course?

If you are interested in affordable fire investigation education with flexible scheduling. FireWise programs are designed for restricted budgets (i.e. travel costs and time away from work) and those with busy professional and personal lives.

Learn first hand from Detective Ed Nordskog as he presents an Advanced Arson workshopLearn first-hand from Detective Ed Nordskog as he presents an "Advanced Arson" workshop.

Presented in partnership with Edmonton Police Service and Endorsed by the Institution of Fire Engineers (Canada Branch), this is an informative workshop with opportunity to ask questions directly to Mr. Nordskog, Professional Arson Analyst/Profiler and former LA Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Squad Investigator.

The Arsonist Profiles With Detective Ed NordskogLearn first-hand from Detective Ed Nordskog as he presents "The Arsonist Profiles" workshop.

Presented in partnership with the Township of Langley Fire Department and Endorsed by the Institution of Fire Engineers (Canada Branch), this is an informative workshop with opportunity to ask questions directly to Mr. Nordskog, Professional Arson Analyst/Profiler and former LA Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Squad Investigator. Join us for a modern, up to date analysis of how and why some people ignite fires based on Ed’s extensive work history and unique qualifications. Gain an understanding of arsonist behaviour; essential arson/fire investigator knowledge that will allow you to be a better investigator and enhance your career.

Electricity and FireDeveloped and presented by a Red Seal construction electrician who is an instructor at an electrical apprenticeship program at a British Columbia university, this course teaches basic electrical concepts and how they relate to fire. This module is ideal for firefighters, arson investigators and insurance adjusters working to attain a Fire Investigator designation or current fire investigators wanting to enhance their knowledge. The course takes approximately one hour to complete. 

Who should take this course?

If you are are working to attain a fire investigation designation or current fire investigators, arson investigators or insurance adjusters wanting to enhance their knowledge.

wildfire courseDeveloped by Pat Hayes, who enjoyed a career in wildfire management with the British Columbia Forest Service (becoming certified as Type-2 Incident Commander/Type-1 Ops. Chief and Type-1 Regional Wildfire Coordination Officer),then continued as Wildfire Strategist for the Coastal Fire Center and Wildfire Management Instructor at Vancouver Island University, this course explores the various methodologies and unique processes that affect wildfires with a focus on wildland fuels, fire behaviour, fire indicators, safety, investigative methods, fire causes and evidence collection to understand how to properly conduct a wildfire cause investigation. This course takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.

Who should take this course?

If you are working to attain a fire investigation designation or current fire investigators, arson investigators or insurance adjusters wanting to enhance their knowledge.

In Canada building owners are legally responsible for the fire safety of their properties. Our "Building Safety Fire Prevention Training" offers building owners and managers essential fire and life safety knowledge that will give them the confidence to perform a fire safety self-assessment on specific low risk buildings for which they are responsible. Routine fire prevention assessment is an inexpensive form of preventive maintenance that is a sound asset protection strategy, increasing tenant safety, protecting your investment and decreasing building owners' liability.

Who should take this course?

Building owners or managers of low risk, low hazard public buildings that have a history of fire safety compliance. How do you know if your property fits into this category?

The FireWise Company Inspection Program is a comprehensive online course, endorsed by the Institution of Fire Engineers. It is designed to increase the knowledge base of firefighters who currently perform fire safety inspections or prepare new firefighters for their role in a fire department company inspection program. This training is available to both individuals and fire departments in Canada and the USA. It is a practical tool that will teach you how to conduct a fire safety inspection on low occupant load, low risk public buildings.

Who should take this course?

Firefighters who currently perform fire safety inspections or new firefighters to prepare them for a role in a fire department company inspection program. Available to individuals and fire departments throughout Canada and the USA. This course is for those who need to know how to conduct a fire safety inspection on low occupant load, low risk public buildings.

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