CREW LEADER CAMP

2020 Crew Leader Camp

Our Crew Leader Camp is designed with input from experienced Wildland Fire Fighter professionals and instructed by qualified and recognized industry experts. In just 4 days successful students achieve 8 industry-related certificates suitable for fire crew leadership. Training includes mock-ups and stress testing. Students also learn valuable life skills including healthy eating, fitness, employability, and communal living. Students must have valid S100, S185, OFA1 certificates and 250 hours wildland fire fighting experience to register. We promote a higher standard of industry training to ensure the safety of all fireline responders. 

 

Students should expect 10-12 hours of training per day. Students must provide two pieces of ID (one photo ID) on Day 1 of Crew Leader Camp or will be unable to attend Crew Leader Camp. For details about our Crew Leader Camp and what you need to prepare for our Crew Leader Camp review Crew Leader Camp Information Sheet.

Dates

Crew Leader Camp 1: April 15-18, 2020 POSTPONED

Crew Leader Camp 2: May 13-16, 2020 POSTPONED

 

Location

Camp Owaissi

2411 Westside Place, Kelowna, BC

 

 

Fees

Boot Camp Fee is $1,500+$75gst per person includes training, lodging and food for the duration of Crew Leader Camp. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat - the remaining amount is due before Day 1 of Crew Leader Camp. Group (10+) discount rates are available. Email us for a group rate estimate, registration, and payment details info@riderventures.ca.

 

 

Courses
 

BC Wildfire Service Training

 

The following courses are instructed by an experienced Recognized Training Provider with The Province of BC. BCWS courses are instructed in-class and in-field and are completed over the course Crew Leader Camp. 

 

S-230 Introduction to Supervision (Crew Boss)

S-241 Fire Assessment

 

First-Aid and Diversified Training

The following courses are instructed by certified professionals sometimes in-house or by our training partners.

Emergency Management Training: The Core

Instructor certified by the Justice Institute of British Columbia

 

Rider Ventures Skills Training

 

The following courses are instructed by trained professionals sometimes in-house or by our training partners. They are suitable for both wildland fire fighting and supplemental forestry work.

Boot Camp Orientation*

Our Boot Camp is designed to provide students with the same rules and expectations they will experience in a Ministry Camp. Students will be required to follow camp rules and complete assigned clean-up duties. Students will be taught and expected to practice employability skills including classroom and meeting etiquette.

 

RV-50 Finance and Administration

RV-55 Supervisor Safety Training

RV-60 Investigating Incidents

RV-65 Harassment in the Workplace

RV-70 Leadership in the Workplace

ALL COURSES include immersive, hands-on experiences.

 

 

Outcomes

Successful students achieve 8 certifications and can be employed as a Fire Crew Leader. The objectives of our Crew Leader Camp are to:

 

  • give students a competitive advantage when applying for jobs;

  • give students certifications that may help them achieve a higher entry rate-of-pay;

  • provide students with immersive, hands-on experiences;

  • give students the skills and confidence to protect themselves, civilians, co-workers on the fireline;

  • help students establish industry connections;

  • prepare students for supplemental forestry jobs (outside of wildland fire fighting);

  • prepare crews from rural communities that may be required to protect their community from wildfires;

  • provide bulk training with qualified industry experts at a discounted rate with no lag time;

  • promote a higher standard of industry training to ensure the safety of all responders.

Camp Packing List

All gear must fit inside your duffle bag. No gear tied to outside of bag. Only two bags allowed and cannot exceed 45 pounds.

  • 2 pieces of ID (one photo)

  • Backpack

  • Leather Hiking Boots 8” High

  • Rubber Boots

  • One Person Tent

  • Sleeping Bag (Summer/Fall)

  • Sleeping Pad or Air Mattress

  • Collapsible Pillow

  • 4 T-Shirts Cotton or Poly-Cotton

  • 4 Pairs Underwear Cotton

  • 4 Pairs Socks Cotton or Wool

  • Belt

  • Shorts or Swimsuit

  • Long Underwear Cotton or Light Wool

  • Sweater Cotton or Wool

  • Jacket Non-Synthetic

  • Camp Shoes Flip-Flop and Runners

  • Flashlight or Headlamp

  • Electric Charger

  • Garbage Bags

  • Newspaper to dry boots

  • Towel and Face Cloth

  • Toiletries: Shaving Kit, Shampoo, Deodorant, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hair Ties, Brush, etc

  • Personal Items: Medication, Glasses, Sun Glasses, Book, Water Bottle, etc

  • Insect Repellent

  • Bank Card/Cash $50-$100

Crew Leader Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take Crew Leader Camp when I only need entry-level training to be a Fire Crew Leader?

 

Our Crew Leader Camp provides extensive training in addition to entry-level training. The objectives of our Crew Leader Camp are to:

 

  • give you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs;

  • give you certifications that may help you achieve a higher entry rate-of-pay;

  • provide you with an immersive, hands-on experience;

  • give you the skills and confidence to protect yourself, civilians, co-workers on the fireline;

  • help you establish industry connections;

  • prepare you for supplemental forestry jobs (outside of wildland fire fighting);

  • prepare crews from rural communities that may be required to protect their community from wildfires;

  • provide bulk training with qualified industry experts at a discounted rate with no lag time;

  • promote a higher standard of industry training to ensure the safety of all responders.

 

 
How come my friend got free Crew Leader training?

 

When you achieve employment as a Crew Leader your employer may require you to take training. By law, employers must provide or pay for required training.

 

 
 
Do I have to be First Nations to attend your Crew Leader Camp?

 

You do not have to be First Nations to attend our Crew Leader Camps. Rider Ventures is actively an open and inclusive company that does not discriminate against race, religion, gender and orientation in any of our services or employment. There may be third-party funding programs in your community that require you to be First Nations to have Crew Leader Camp fees paid for.

 

 
 
Do I have to work for Rider Ventures after Crew Leader Camp?

 

Our Public Camps are separate from our Recruitment Camps. Our Public Camps do not guarantee employment with Rider Ventures. Recruitment Boot Camp is for applicants that successfully pass Phase 1 of our Employment Application Process.

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