Fire Suppression Training Div 13

Direct West Natural Resources LLP,

Division Thirteen, Fire Suppression Training,

Administrator: Dean Stratton, CEO
Tel: +1-250-303-0940,

Training Instructors:

NameCompanyLocationFire CentrePrimary ContactAlternative Contact
Aalgaard, Al Campbell RiverCoastal  
Abbey, TravisAmberlight Ventures Ltd.KimberleySoutheast250 919-6907 
Abbott, Richard0871055 BC Ltd.Williams LakeCariboo250 613-3275 
Anderberg, Dustin Prince GeorgePrince George250 or visit
Anderson, Robb NelsonSoutheast250 352‑9696 
Apel, GeorgeFire Warden – SEFCCastlegarSoutheast250 365‑7653 
Archie, GregNew Era Falling / Canim Lake BandCanim LakeCariboo250 644-9699
Arnott, ScottRoots ReforestationPrince GeorgePrince George  
Ashton, RockyRocky Forest Management100 Mile HouseCariboo250 456‑2316 
Ballantyne, RobertMountain ReforestationMissionCoastal  
Bardsley, RobertCanforPrince GeorgePrince George250 981-1194 
Barker, SheldonCorrectional Services 
Barton, WesTimberland Consultants ltd.LumbyKamloops250 561‑1480 
Bauman, Nathan Ft St JamesPrince George250 996-0177 
Bean, Roger  Coastal604-816-3044 
Beatty, MarkCeltic ReforestationPrince GeorgePrince George250 562-2535 
Bedell, MurrayCanforChetwyndPrince George  
Beenham, KevinTraining officer Ashcroft Fire and RescueAshcroftKamloops604-961-2763 
Benwell, GeorgePatroller – SEFCRevelstokeSoutheast250 837‑2464 
Bergstrom, Trevor NanaimoCoastal604-865‑0041 
Bernhardt, RoyLifesavers First AidPrince GeorgePrince George250 562-1238 
Biddlecombe, BrianBowen Island Fire RescueBowen IslandCoastal  
Bigelow, CalCougar Crane Loading LtdPrince GeorgePrince George  
Birkett, TimWorksafe BC Southeast250 417‑4701 
Blackburn, NeilKWB ContractingSmithersNorthwest  

S-100 and S-100A

The most common fire training course in B.C. is the S-100, which is considered as basic fire suppression training for contract crews. The S-100 and S-100A are required to meet the training requirements under Section 26.3.1 Forestry Operation Fire Fighting of B.C.’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The intended audience for this course is forest industry workers and contract fire fighters.

The S-100 is a two-day, 16-hour course with both a classroom and a field component. The annual refresher is a one-day, four-hour course and does not include a field component. Both the S-100 and S-100A are good for one year from date of delivery. If a person has taken either course within the last five years, they would only need to take the S-100A to be considered trained for the following year. If more than five years have passed since a person has taken either course, they would need to re-take the two-day, S-100 course again.

There is currently no “theory only” S-100 course recognized by the BC Wildfire Service.

S-100 and S-100A instructors must be officially recognized/endorsed by the BC Wildfire Service. Anyone not endorsed cannot teach the material in BC. S-100 endorsement is only provided to those who meet minimum requirements of wildfire and training experience. A list of S-100 instructors recognized by the BC Wildfire Service is available here.

S-100 training material (student and instructor guides) must be purchased from the BC Wildfire Service. Course completion (“certification”) cards are also available for purchase. Any student that does not have a course completion card signed by an endorsed instructor will not be considered as having taken the S-100.


The S-185 is intended as a general knowledge course on wildfire safety and entrapment avoidance for local governments, contract crews, and First Nations. Endorsement to instruct this course is provided by the BCWS with the S-100 endorsement. Endorsement letters should reference this endorsement. Evidence of completion (e.g. a card or certificate) of this course can be provided in a manner of the instructor’s choice. This is usually done with a certification card with the trainer’s name or company information, date completed, and student name.

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