S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Safety Course

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Overview:

This course will teach the participant the basic principles of fire-line safety and in particular, those safety rules pertaining to avoiding a fire entrapment incident.

It is expected that if all fire-line safety rules and regulations are followed, the need may never arise for a fire fighter to have to unexpectedly resort to “last ditch” efforts to save their or other’s, lives.

However, it is well documented where unexpected fire behaviour does occur. In some of these documented cases, several lives have been lost.

It is the goal of this course to ensure that even when the “unexpected” occurs, the fire fighter will know what to do and where to go and in the end, be safe and be alive.

Note: The British Columbia Forest Service – Protection Branch, no longer issue Fire Shelters to their fire crews. Therefore, all fire fighting strategies factor this into the emergency; withdraw and escape procedures as there is no fire shelter available.

It should be noted and remembered that most fireline emergency incidents are a result of someone (or a whole crew) not following ALL of the safe work procedures.

OBJECTIVE & TARGET GROUP
Upon successful completion of this course the participant will know how to avoid fire entrapment and in the worst case scenario, will be taught how to survive fire entrapment.

  1. The firefighter will be taught safety procedures and practices which will assist him/her to never be
    entrapped by wildland fire.
  2. The firefighter will be taught what to do in the worst case scenario of being trapped by wildland fire.

Target Group

This course is targeted toward any person who may be involved professionally (their primary job description) fighting wildland fires.

SUGGESTED APPLICATION
We consider this e-learning course to be a very thorough and complete compilation of all the similar S-185 material and concepts (and updated with even more information) It can be delivered as a stand-alone course to an individual at home or at work, and it may be used by a wild land fire contractor / instructor as supplemental material for their pre-season, S-185 and Safety workshop.

The S-185 course is an annual requirement for any wildland firefighter employed by a contractor who is planning to work for the Ministry of Forests, Wildland Fire Management Branch in British Columbia, Canada

The professional examination system is the same as is used by larger educational institutions such as Harvard and Yale, to present fair assessments and to prevent cheating.

PLEASE NOTE
If you are not quite successful with the Quiz, for your convenience, you are immediately taken back to the first section of the course which can save you some time and it makes it very easy to try again. Or – you may wish to read the material over again first which is recommended. Good luck. There is no extra charge to retake the exam. You will have several chances at the exam which should be very adequate as this is a refresher course. You will not have to pay an extra fee.

S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Safety Course Preview


1.0 Course Objectives & Overview
2.0 Fire Entrapment Definition
  • entrapment
  • avoidance
3.0 Causes for Entrapment
  • fuel
  • weather
  • topography
  • human factor
4.0 How to Avoid Fire Entrapment
5.0 Fire Entrapment Survival

S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Safety Course Registration


S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Safety Corporate Employee & Corporate Management Registration
(The company is paying for their employees / workers)
Note: If paying with a credit card, please register below as an INDIVIDUAL.
All certificates will be sent to the company email address.
(and if wallet cards are also being paid for), they will be mailed to the company offices.
Please ensure your employees have your company e-mail address.

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S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Safety Individual Information & Registration
(Register; Pay online; Begin Course)

It does not matter who actually pays for the course, but the individual taking this online course must be present in order to complete the simple registration and take the course. Once payment is made you will be unable to go back. After payment you will be “taken” to the S-185 Section 1 Introduction.

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