This exciting forestry certificate program includes the components of firefighting and fire entrapment avoidance as well as helicopter safety for the logging industry. The training includes first aid as well as transportation endorsement, wildlife awareness and two-way radio procedures. The course will provide solid insight to safety in the logging environment. The course is held over a 6-day period.
S100 FIRE SUPPRESSION
Upon successful completion of the course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of wildfire suppression, wildfire behaviour plus safety procedures. Students will also learn practical skills with equipment used in BC to effectively and safely respond to wildfires. Course includes one day of in class theory and a half day of field demonstration on how to set up a fire pump and construct hand fire guards.
S-185 FIRE ENTRAPMENT AVOIDANCE & SAFETY COURSE
The S-185 course teaches the basic principles of fire-line safety. The participant will be able to evaluate potential fire entrapment situations and know how to remove himself or herself safely from a potentially risky situation. The goal of this course is to ensure that the firefighter will know how to deploy the necessary resources using safe and efficient strategies and tactics to prevent loss of life when unexpected situations occur.
HELICOPTER SAFETY & SIGNALLING
This course provides the participants with an overview of the regulations as well as good industry safety practices around logging helicopters. It also provides guidelines for developing safe work procedures in forest industry helicopter operations. Helicopter logging is a fast-paced operation with numerous events happening simultaneously or in rapid sequence; knowledgeable workers and good planning as well as effective coordination of activities ensure both safety and health of all involved.
This one-day certification course meets first aid requirements for Work Safe BC OFA Level 1. Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued a Work Safe BC Occupational First Aid certificate. Participants will learn emergency scene management, minor wound care, CPR and AED training. This course is for British Columbia only all other provinces it is the 2-day Standard First Aid
This one-day certification course focuses specifically on the transport of injured workers to medical aid. There will be a review of OFA 1 standard and critical airway breathing and C-spine management. This course will cover patient handling and lifting techniques as well as spine board and basket immobilization. This course is only for British Columbia.
TWO WAY RADIO PRACTICES
A two-way radio when used correctly becomes a vital communication tool for work site; hospitals, road construction, schools, construction sites etc. They are used for communicating information in a timely manner are can be a key in providing an efficient and safe work environment. This course will provide the participant with the information needed to use the radio correctly and safely.
This course prepares you for wildlife encounters and teaches observation of your surroundings that may help keep you safe. There are many animals that when encountered will leave you alone, however situations arise when you need to know what to do to ensure your own safety, when predators do the unpredictable. This course covers many of the wildlife species that are encountered around the countryside, and includes, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Coyotes, Deer, Moose, Elk, Ticks, Wasps, Spiders, Snakes, Poisonous plants, and the deadly Rodent Hanta Virus.