Emergency Response Academy
The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy is a Pro Board accredited agency.
It 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.
Online training available for:
Incident Command System (ICS) Levels 100, 200, 300
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy is happy to announce that we can now provide Jones and Bartlett EMS and Fire titles. Effective January 1 2011 will we offer them at list price but will provide free shipping in Zone 1. Examples of titles are: Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills; HazMat: Awareness and Operations; Emergency Medical Responder; First Responder.
Interested in becoming an Academy Instructor? Check out this new job posting. Open Adjunct Instructor Posting Evaluators, instructors and proctors are vital to our success. Our Evaluator Manual is full of information on qualifications, expectations and safety.
News Release: The Academy Has Expanded Once Again! We now provide training for NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 and 2 and NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector 1.
About the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy
Board of Directors
The Board has representation from Nanaimo Fire Rescue and Vancouver Island University, Centre for Continuing Studies.
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
- Nanaimo Fire Rescue
- Vancouver Island University classrooms - map
- Nanaimo Fire Rescue Training Centre and classroom - map
580 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 6E2
Phone: (250) 755-4551
Fax: (250) 753-5480
- Vancouver Island University, Centre for Continuing Studies website
- Pro Board website
- National Fire Protection Association website