British Columbia Fire Fighters' Association Presents Fire Ops 101

September 23, 2019

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Training Centre

Gord Ditchburn President

President's Message

Fire Ops 101 is a premiere event that provides elected officials and other decision makers at every level an inside look at what it means to be a fire fighter. From donning the heavy protective gear, advancing hose lines into a burning building, cutting patients out of a vehicle to performing life saving CPR, spending the day side by side with frontline fire fighters will provide a glimpse into what a day is like in protecting our communities. Responding to all types of hazards and emergency calls, fire fighters are called upon to make decisions that affect the lives of others and having the necessary resources to carry out safely is paramount. Working with our elected officials and decision makers is vitally important to ensure that they understand the needs of keeping the public safe.

On behalf of the BCPFFA, thanks to Local 18, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Chief Darrell Reid and the Training Division for providing the facility and resources.


Gord Ditchburn

Todd Schierling Secretary-Treasuer

Secretary-Treasurer's Message

Thank you to all our IAFF Locals and our guests for taking part in Fire Ops! We are excited to share with you; our provincial and city elected officials, managers, and media, "What We Do' everyday on the job, as professional Fire Fighters. Be prepared to feel the heat! You will experience a real, hands on, fire fighters' view of our daily work. By the end of the day, we know you will see and feel what is required for Fire Department operations to function safely. Staffing levels, detailed training and proper equipment all play a role. Not only will you see and feel the physical effort required by Fire Fighters, but you will understand the psychological effects a Fire Fighter may face in traumatic situations. Our certified trainers will provide the expertise and guidance through the entire exercise with your SAFETY in mind at all times. Your experience today would not be possible without our well trained personnel and the relationships that our Local affiliates have built with you.


Todd Schierling

Valuable Information Below about EMS Exposures, known Carcinogens, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fire Fighting Staffing.

Fire Fighters_AtRisk_EMS_Exposures.pdf
Fire Fighters_KnownCarcinogens.pdf
Fire Fighters_RespondTo_MVA.pdf
Fire Fighters_SafeStaffing.pdf

British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Association

3891 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P1

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