BC Wildfire Service / WorkSafeBC

S100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety Training and Certification

2023 Course Locations & Dates

Chilliwack, B.C.:

  • No Public courses scheduled for 2023
  • Only Private courses scheduled for 2023

Classroom Location:

To be determined


Course Overview:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the wildland fire suppression organizational structure, the wildland fire environment, suppression and safety procedures, and equipment used in British Columbia to effectively and safely respond as a basic wildland firefighter. Successful participants will receive the B.C. Forest Service S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety certificate.

Payment Instructions:

You must pay by credit card to register online.

All fees are charged in Canadian Dollars.

Credit cards are charged at the time of registration.

Price includes textbook and all supplies.


Day 1: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (classroom component); location: To be determined

Day 2: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (field component); location: Chilliwack River Valley

What to Bring:

  • Hard hat
  • High visibility vest, coat, or other hi-vis attire
  • Work gloves
  • Appropriate attire and footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities
  • Writing utensil(s)


Murray W. Smith, R.P.F. is a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals and a graduate of the University of British Columbia with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry. He is also a graduate of The College of New Caledonia with an Associate Degree in Sciences and an Associate of Science Diploma. He is a British Columbia Wildfire Service-endorsed S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety / S100A Annual Fire Safety Refresher instructor, as well as a British Columbia FireSmart Local Representative.

Murray has over 24 years of professional forestry experience including harvesting, planning, log purchasing, and silviculture operations in a multi-disciplinary environment. His harvesting experience includes supervision of road and bridge construction, maintenance, and deactivation, as well as logging and trucking operations.

For more information contact us at s100instructor[at]eastwestenviro.com or (604) 858-6304.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Registration is limited to 15 people. Cancellations will be assessed a 10% processing fee; PayPal's fee is nonrefundable. Refunds are available up to 7 days before event.

A minimum number of registrations must be received 72 hours before the course date. If sufficient registration is not met by this date, the course may be cancelled.

If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will automatically be issued a full refund (100%) in the manner of original payment.

Our Core Business

Our roots are in forest resources management, and managing forests and woodlands successfully is our core business.

"Natural resources management is the practice of land stewardship of both public and private primarily forested lands for the outcome of reaching a balance of ecological sustainability, economic viability and societal acceptance. It is a science-based approach with a foundation in ecological health, best business practices, professional ethics, traditional values, transparency and multi-stakeholder participation."[1]