Training Program Standards
Career members of Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services train daily to department standards based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and British Columbia firefighter standards. The training program is administered by the chief, training officer / assistant chief, and dispatcher / clerk. Instructors consist of all career staff as well as a number of volunteer firefighters.
All career members are required to be certified in NFPA 1001 (firefighter one and two) as well as first responder level three (confined space operations level and hazmat operations level).
Volunteer members train one evening per week as well as on weekends, which are scheduled for specialized training (i.e., auto X, first aid, live fire).
In 2010 Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services began developing a localized Live Fire training centre that would allow its firefighters the ability to Live Fire train within the City of Revelstoke.
Today, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services trains its firefighters following WorkSafe BC and Operational Guidelines. Mandated training includes ground ladders, SCBA, apparatus, first aid, First Responder, RIT, emergency radio operations, fire extinguishers, staging and accountability, emergency vehicle driving, vehicle extrication, electrical safety, speciliazed courses, hazmat, hydrant and fire streams and live fire. Training is delivered at the Training Centre by the Level 1 and 2 Fire Service Instructors made up of Revelstoke Career and Volunteer firefighters.
The Fire Training Centre is also utilized by the Fire Prevention Branch for public education and included hands-on fire extinguisher training for businesses, groups and other outside agencies.