Scott Driver

Deputy Chief

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services

“Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services has been utilizing the Company Inspector course offered by FireWise Learning Academy for quite a few years now.  It has been an excellent addition to our Fire Prevention portfolio, and a tremendous resource that staff continues to draw upon year after year.  All of our staff have completed the interactive online course, and continue to access the content to maintain their competencies.  This course has provided a solid foundation of information which staff has used to develop positive working relationships with our building owners.  We believe that relationships based on common understanding of values and goals is crucial in the promotion of life safety in our community, and having all of our staff trained and fluent in the basics of the BC Fire Code is critical in communicating our inspection goals to the community.”

Blaine Odenbach

Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Prevention/Emergency Program Coordinator

Mission Fire/Rescue Service

"The program was really well received by the majority of our firefighters. They all claimed it was valuable. Everyone printed out a certificate and it was added to their personal files. As we have new staff the course was taken at a convenient time and we are already seeing results. I would recommend this to any fire department who need to bring staff up to speed on company inspections."

Marcel Profeit

Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Prince George Fire Rescue

I have been receiving some very good feedback from our members and there is noticeable improvement in the quality of company inspections being performed by those who have taken the course. As CFPO I am very pleased with the results of the training so far.

Scott Lawson

Fire Prevention Officer, City of Port Colborne

The course content and delivery model were perfect for our prevention training needs for our suppression crews. Going forward, our ability to utilise the suppression crews for an in-service inspection program will benefit our fire department's mandate of a fire safe community.

Mark Deakin

Firefighter, Township of Langley Fire Department

Bob, I thought the Company Inspection course was very well laid out. I especially liked the videos followed by the quiz. I felt it made you remember a lot better and prepared you for the final test. It was very informative. I will definitely pass the info along to my crew.

Jack Paterson

Lead Instructor, College of the Rockies

I want to pass on my comments regarding your on-line inspection program. Having recently put a new class of recruits from the College of the Rockies Fire Program through your course it is easy to see why this program gives students the knowledge and confidence they need to complete an inspection on their own.  We completed this course as a class; however, we also see the benefit of working on it on an individual basis. The easy to follow presentation, chapter reviews and the additional learning opportunities included with the program allowed the class to interact and get the most out of this learning experience.

Eric Graham

Captain, Creston Fire Rescue

Dear FireWise Consulting,

I am sending you this email to provide feedback regarding your Company Inspection Course and congratulate you on a successful online pilot project. As a teacher, I found the course to be very well-structured and incredibly user-friendly. We conducted the course as a group (in-class) aside from the quizzes and final exam. This classroom-based method worked great for our work-experience program (full-time) firefighters. The "additional learning opportunities" were added-value content which engaged the class in group discussion and served as additional resources in conjunction with the unit presentations. Using the course in a "self-study" format will work well with our paid-on-call firefighters and allow them to go through the course at their own pace. The course content was current, relevant and broken down into small, manageable units that flowed from start to finish. Good work, FireWise!