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Office of the Fire Commissioner
Effective: October 14, 2014                                               

Effective this date the “Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook” is established as the new Minimum Fire Training Standard for the Province of British Columbia, pursuant to section 3 of the Fire Services Act.  This replaces the training standard that was previously established on January 1, 2003. 

This new standard sets out the requirements to be met based upon the service level identified by the Authority Having Jurisdiction for the provision of fire services in each community.  The standard references competencies drawn from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards.

Fire departments and AHJ’s should refer to the “Playbook” to determine the specific requirements for their community.  Questions and clarifications can be directed to the Office of the Fire Commissioner and/or the B.C. Fire Training Officers Association for assistance.

The “Playbook” is intended to be a ‘living document’ that will be reviewed and updated periodically.  Input or suggestions from the fire service and AHJ’s is welcome.  In addition, frequently asked questions will also be addressed in a “Question & Answer” type document that will be posted on the OFC website.

Gordon Anderson
Fire Commissioner
Province of British Columbia

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