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Emergency Response Academy

Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy Pro Board

Our Goal

The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy is a Pro Board accredited agency. 

Fire TrainingIt is our goal, at Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy, to provide high quality, current and relevant training and certification that meets or exceeds the standards set by NFPA. To conduct this quality training locally to the fire services of BC Zone 1, avoiding high travel expenses. Through our Pro Board accreditation candidates earn post-secondary recognized training that is internationally reciprocated with other institutions for laddering into advanced diploma and degree programs for professional career advancement.

The Latest

January to May Open Registration Training Calendar  Updated March 17

To register: Registration & Consent Form

Online training available for

We can provide Jones and Bartlett EMS and Fire titles at list price - with free shipping in Zone 1.  Examples of titles are:  Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills; HazMat: Awareness and Operations; Emergency Medical Responder;  First Responder.  To order email:

Interested in becoming an Academy Instructor? Email us at   Evaluators, instructors and proctors are vital to our success.  Our Evaluator Manual is full of information on qualifications, expectations and safety.

About the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy

Board of Directors

The Board has representation from Nanaimo Fire Rescue.

Advisory Committee

The Committee has representation from:

  • The Office of the Fire Commissioner
  • Fire Chiefs' Association of British Columbia
  • Volunteer Firefighter's Association of British Columbia
  • Zone 1 Emergency Coordinators Group
  • BC Fire Training Officer's Association
  • BC Professional Firefighters Association
  • Industry
  • Nanaimo Fire Rescue

Academy Facilities

  • Nanaimo Fire Rescue Training Centre and classroom - map
  • Administration
    580 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 6E2
    Phone: (250) 755-4551
    Fax: (250) 753-5480


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