EAST-WEST ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC.

NATURAL RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS & ASSOCIATES

Training Workshops

Our Timberlands Division provides the following training workshops to our valued clients:

Environmental/Sustainable Forest Management Systems

Health and Safety Programs

Log Quality Specifications

British Columbia FireSmart - Homeowner's FireSmart Assessment Training

British Columbia Wildfire Service S100 and S100A Training

The S100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety course is the most common wildland fire training course in British Columbia and is the basic fire suppression course required by both forest industry workers and contract firefighting crews. The S100 and S100A courses meet the training requirements required under WorkSafe BC's Occupational Health & Safety Regulation, Section 26.3.1 Forestry Operation Fire Fighting.

British Columbia Wildfire Service - Information on Wildfire Training

"The S100 is a two-day, 16-hour course with both a classroom and a field component. The annual refresher is a one-day, four-hour course and does not include a field component. Both the S100 and S100A are good for one year from date of delivery. If a person has taken either course within the last five years, they would only need to take the S100A to be considered trained for the following year. If more than five years have passed since a person has taken either course, they would need to re-take the two-day, S100 course again.

There is currently no 'theory only' S100 course recognized by the BC Wildfire Service.

S100 and S100A instructors must be officially recognized/endorsed by the BC Wildfire Service. Anyone not endorsed cannot teach the material in BC. S100 endorsement is only provided to those who meet minimum requirements of wildfire and training experience.

Any student that does not have a course completion card signed by an endorsed instructor will not be considered as having taken the S100." [ a ] external_link

WorkSafe BC - Forestry Operation Firefighter Certification

"Workers in a forestry operation who fight forest fires must be trained and certified before they can fight forest fires. All training must meet a standard that's acceptable to WorkSafe BC.

The S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety training program, developed by BC Wildfire Services, is considered an acceptable WorkSafeBC standard. Workers with a certificate of completion for this program are considered properly trained and able to work as forest firefighters.

Every year, all forest firefighters must receive additional training. Records must be kept of the training each worker receives." [ b ] external_link

British Columbia Wildfire Service S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Training and Certification

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.

Note: The S100 training course will be conducted in compliance with WorkSafeBC’s forestry field work and COVID-19 safety guidelines and the BC Forest Safety Council's COVID-19 Resources guidelines. Participants will be required to comply with our COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan.

Replacement Official British Columbia Wildfire S100 Laminated Red Wallet Cards

We maintain a database of all individuals who have attended and successfully completed one of our British Columbia Wildfire Service S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Training courses. If you are one of our attendees and have lost your S100 wallet card, you can purchase a replacement official BC Wildfire S100 Laminated Red Wallet Card from us.

NOTE: The replacement BC Wildfire S100 Laminated Red Wallet Card is restricted to individuals who have attended and successfully completed one of our S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Training courses. Database search fees are non-refundable.

Includes $5.00 non-refundable database search fee

British Columbia Wildfire Service S100A Annual Fire Safety Refresher Training and Certification

Replacement Official British Columbia Wildfire S100A Laminated Red Wallet Cards

We maintain a database of all individuals who have attended and successfully completed one of our classroom or on-line British Columbia Wildfire Service S100A Annual Fire Safety Refresher Training courses. If you are one of our attendees and have lost your S100A wallet card, you can purchase a replacement official BC Wildfire S100A Laminated Red Wallet Card from us.

NOTE: The replacement BC Wildfire S100A Laminated Red Wallet Card is restricted to individuals who have attended and successfully completed one of our classroom or on-line S100A Annual Fire Safety Refresher Training courses. Database search fees are non-refundable.

Includes $5.00 non-refundable database search fee

Annual Wildfire Safety Awareness Training and Certification

The Annual Wildfire Safety Awareness training course is a four-hour training course, good for one year from date of delivery, for individuals who have not taken the S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety training course, and DO NOT work in a forestry operation where workers may be required to fight forest fires.

Transport Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG Training and Certification

Contact Us

  • For a free consultation contact us at (604) 858-6304 or info[at]eastwestenviro.com

General Inquiries

Chilliwack, British Columbia Office

  • Telephone: (604) 858-6304
  • Facsimile: (604) 858-6340
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Mailing Address:
  • East-West Environmental Services Inc.
    Post Office Box 2232, Station Sardis Main, Chilliwack, British Columbia CANADA V2R 1A6

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]