TRAINING

Overview

Rider Ventures offers firefighting, flood management, forestry, worksite safety, and first-aid related training for Wildland and Structural Fire Fighters, Forestry workers, Industrial/Manufacturing workers and Military personnel. Our instructors are industry experts, certified and recognized by the Province of BC. We train large and small groups in-class and in-field. Our home base is Vernon and we travel throughout British Columbia to deliver custom group training.

 

We will work closely with you to assess and assemble a training package that meets your group's training needs. Packages can include but are not limited to our Course Catalogue. Choose a single course or multiple courses to create a day or weekender package, or a custom Boot Camp.

 

Our Wildland Fire Fighter Boot Camp is designed with input from experienced Wildland Fire Fighter professionals and instructed by qualified and recognized industry experts. In just 8 days students can earn 22 industry-related certificates suitable for both wildland fire fighting and supplemental forestry work. Students also learn valuable life skills including healthy heating, fitness, employability, and communal living.

 

We work hard to provide a professional, supportive and respectful Rider Ventures Training Experience. We take learning to the next level and provide immersive and hands-on experiences. We understand students may have learning challenges and we support them in a dignified manner. We keep our class sizes small to ensure quality training for each student.

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We promote a higher standard of learning for the safety of all fireline responders.

Craig Moore, The Founder of Rider Ventures

Course Catalogue 

BC WILDFIRE SERVICE TRAINING

The following courses are instructed by an experience Recognized Training Provider with the Province of BC. BCWS courses are instructed in-class and in-field. BCWS entry-level Type 2 and 3 mandated Wildland Fire Fighter training includes S-100 and S-185.

 

S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety

S-100A Recertification

S-130 Fundamentals of Firefighting

S-190 Fireline Safety

S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance

S-211 Weather and Fire Environment

S-212 Fireline Communications

S-213 Working Around Heavy Equipment on the Fireline

S-215 Fire Operations in Wildland/Urban Interface

S-230 Introduction to Supervision (Crew Boss)

S-232 Portable Pumps and Water Delivery Systems

S-235 Burning-off and Backfiring

S-241 Fire Assessment

S-270 Helicopter Use and Safety

S-271 Helipad Construction

ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System

ICS-200 Basic Incident Command System

ICS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System

 

 

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.

 

RV-05 Operations and Safety in the Workplace

RV-10 Introduction to Danger Tree Awareness

RV-15 Tree/Plant Species Identification

RV-20 Wildlife Awareness

RV-25 GPS Coordinates/Mapping and Compass

RV-30 Backroads Driving Standards

RV-35 Fire Extinguisher Procedures and Use

RV-40 Tiger Dam Installment

RV-45 Sandbag Procedures and Safety

RV-50 Finance and Administration

RV-55 Supervisor Safety

RV-60 Investigating Incidents

RV-65 Harassment in the Workplace

RV-70 Leadership in the Workplace

RV-75 Pile and Slash Burning

BCO Boot Camp Orientation

WFX-FIT Practice Test

FIRST-AID AND DIVERSIFIED TRAINING

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

 

OFA-1 Occupational First Aid Level 1

OFA-2 Occupational First Aid Level 2

OFA-3 Occupational First Aid Level 3

CPR and Transport Endorsement

PSO Power Saw Operator

EMBC Emergency Management Training: The Core

WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

TDG Transportation of Dangerous Goods

ATV All-Terrain Vehicle Rider Training

UTV Utility Terrain Vehicle and Side-by-Side Training

SSRA Swiftwater Safety Rescue Awareness

SSR1 Swiftwater Safety Rescue Level 1

Training Testimonials

Become a

Wildland Fire Fighter*

Fire Crew

Trainee

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

 

Experience and Man Hours:

< 5 certifiable days or

60 hours of Fire Fighting

 

Certifications:

S100

S185

Fire Fighter

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

 

Experience and Man Hours:

5 certifiable days or

12 hours per day as a Fire Fighter

 

Certifications:

S100

S185

Crew Leader

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

 

Experience and Man Hours:

Crew Leader on a minimum of 3 fires or 20 days as a Fire Fighter with a minimum of 240 hours 

 

Certifications:

S100

S185

S212

S230

S235

ICS 100/200

Strike Team Leader

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

 

Experience and Man Hours:

Crew Leader position on a minimum of 5 projects

 

Certifications:

S100

S185

S211

S212

S213

S230

S235

S241

ICS 100/200

Completion or Demonstrated Experience Chainsaw Operations

Enhanced Protection Crew

Power Saw Operator

Pre-qualification: Fire Fighter

 

Completion or Demonstrated Experience Chainsaw Operations

Danger Tree Assessor

Pre-qualification: Fire Fighter

 

Certified Danger Tree Assessor - WILDFIRE MODULE

Danger Tree Faller

Pre-qualification: Fire Fighter

 

WorkSafe BC Certification

 

Proof of 5 Year Experience

 

Faller Certification acceptable to 
WorkSafe BC

*Qualifications are based on the minimum requirements of the BC Wildfire Service (as at July 2018) and are subject to change.

 
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