Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy


We are pleased to announce that our newly updated Incident Command System (ICS 100 and ICS 200) online training  is now available

Our Goals

  • To provide high quality, current, 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.
  • To provide post-secondary recognized training that is internationally reciprocated.

Delegated authority

 The Fire Prevention Officers' Association of British Columbia provides:

  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level 1 online training
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator online training

To register, call 250-716-9103 or email

Need manuals?

We provide Jones & Bartlett Learning manuals, EMS and Fire titles (at list price) – with free shipping in Zone 1. Examples of titles are:

  • Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills Canadian 3rd edition
  • HazMat: Awareness and Operations
  • Fire Service Instructor

To order a manual, email

Interested in becoming one of our instructors?

Email us at

Additional information

Our facilities:

  • Nanaimo Fire Rescue Training Centre, 1900 Dorman Road
  • Fire Station 2 classroom, 2499 Dorman Road
  • Fire Station 4 classroom, 1425 Cranberry Avenue
  • Administration office, 580 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E2 
    (250) 755-4551 


Contact Us

Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy 250-755-4551

Last updated: November 8, 2018

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