Accommodations for TIP 2017 on Salt Spring Island

Training in Paradise Accommodation

We have blocked all the available rooms for the TIP weekend at the Seabreeze Inne and Harbour House Hotel - please contact them directly and mention you are attending Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue TIP weekend. These rooms are being held until Monday, June 12th. Make sure to book early to get your preferred location and room type! Farmers Institute camping can be booked through our registration page while signing up for your course. TIP Registration

The room blocks and rates are as follows:

Seabreeze Inne - Block: 20 rooms total from July 5 - 9, 2017
Standard room $146.16Standard room with kitchen $160.27Deluxe room with AC $170.35Deluxe room with kitchen $183.32 The above is inclusive of taxes and TIP discounts.

Harbour House Hotel - 10 rooms for two nights, July 5 - 9, 2017
Deluxe Harbour View Rooms with King Bed - $250.75 + Tax Per Night (Renovated Rooms)Harbour View Room 2 Queen - $220.15 + Tax Per Night (Renovated Rooms)Harbour View 1 Queen - $177.65…


Fire Service Instructor Level 1 NFPA 1041Offered by: VIERA July 7 - 9, 2017

This three-day intensive course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to design and deliver an interactive lesson. The participants will learn about the theories of modern adult education and their application within fire service training by using techniques to maximize participant learning. The participants will practice teaching skills during in-class project presentations. This course utilizes dynamic interactive lectures, case studies, and class discussions.
· Connecting with the Adult Learner · Understanding Various Learning Styles · Motivating the Adult Learner · Using Evaluation Instruments · Organization of the Classroom Environment · Completing Training Records and Reports
Prerequisites: None
Reference Manual: Jones and Bartlett, Fire Service Instructor 3rd edition $91.95
Date: July 7, 8, 9, 2017 Time: 0830 to 1630

Tuition: $350

Registration: TIP Registration

July 7-9, 2017
232 Rainbow Rd.
Salt Spring…

Emergency Services Drone Pilot Course (UAV)

Emergency Services Drone Pilot Course
Offered by Indro Robotics 
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017

The UAV Training Program consists of:
UAV Ground School– Four half days provided by our certified flight instructors.  At the end of the program, students will receive a test and on passing will gain a Transport Canada certified UAV Pilot Certificate.  Course will cover: Section 1 Air Law and Procedures, Section 2 Navigation and Radio Aids, Section 3 Meteorology, Section 4 Airframes, Engines and Systems, Section 5 Theory of Flight, Section 6 Flight Instruments, Section 7 Flight Operations, Section 8 Human Factors, and Section 9 Radio Telephony:
Hands on flight training – four half days provided by our certified flight instructors, on rotary UAV of various types.  Work will cover basic operations of UAV and will allow multiple flights for all students, on completion the student will be supplied with access to on line refresh course, t-shirt and training video.  Course will cover: ---------all students all ski…

Structural Damage Assessment

Structural Damage Assessment
Offered by: BC Housing
July 7th 2017

Rapid Damage Assessment Course - This 4 hour course teaches advanced skills to identify unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms. Individuals learn to assess damage to determine whether buildings can be occupied. BC Housing's rapid inspection skills are taught using the Applied Technology Council 20 & 45 guidelines from California RapidDamageAssessmentCourse.pdf
Coordination of Damage Assessment Course - This 2 to 2.5 hour course is designed for persons who will be developing, coordinating and/or managing a Damage Assessment Program for an organization. The course is typically presented immediately following BC Housing’s Rapid Damage Assessment Course. CDA-course.pdf

Cost: $125 for both courses
Registration: TIP 2017 Registration
Date: July 7, 2017
232 Rainbow Rd. Salt Spring Island #TIP2017

Digital Command and Control

Digital Command and Control

Offered by: Pender Island Fire Rescue 
July 8, 9, 2017

This interactive course will focus on managing the fire ground and the corresponding strategies and tactics, through state of the art digital scenarios. Participants will control all aspect of the emergency scene and work together for a successful outcome. 

This course will cover the following OFC Playbook requirements for Exterior & Interior Team Leader: ·Incident Command and Fire Attack NFPA 1021 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 ·Size-up and Incident Action Planning NFPA 1021 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 ·Fire ground Accountability NFPA 1021 4.6.1, 4.6.2
Prerequisites: 5 years firefighting experience or qualified fire department officer
Cost: $400
Registration: TIP 2017 Registration

Date: July 8, 9, 2017
232 Rainbow Road Salt Spring Island #TIP2017

S.T.A.R.T. Plus

S.T.A.R.T. Plus Offered by Comox Fire Rescue 
July 8, 9, 2017

START (Survival Training and Rescue Techniques) You spend a considerable amount of time training your firefighters to rescue civilians. How much time do you spend training your firefighters to rescue each other or themselves? Finally, a course designed to do just that. This intensive 2-day course focuses on hands-on training and skills development. Learn important skills that can save you and your fellow firefighters if things go bad. The training is designed to be effective using tools and equipment easily carried by your firefighters.

PPE is required for this course
Cost: $400

Registration: TIP 2017 Registration
Date: July 8, 9, 2017
232 Rainbow Rd. Salt Spring Island #TIP2017

Driver Instructor

Driver Instructor Offered by: Frontline Training 
July 8, 9, 2017

This program is designed to give instructors the basics behind coaching drivers through a training exercise to meet the NFPA Standards 1002, 1401, 1451 and 1500 and to meet the objectives of identifying, evaluating and controlling the risks of operating fire department vehicles. It covers the need to do training through the various regulations that affect the fire service as well as important issues regarding the operation of heavier vehicles in the fire service. The entire course program covers 2 days at the end of which instructors will have the knowledge to carry on with a driver training program in their respective departments or areas. Through theory and hands on exercises, instructors will learn specific techniques to help them train drivers thoroughly and safely in the operation of fire department vehicles.
Prerequisite: Class 5 license with Air Brakes endorsement
Cost: $800
Registration: TIP 2017 Registration

Date: July…

FD Trailering

Fire Department TraileringOffered by Frontline Training July 7, 2017

This program is designed to give fire department members the basics behind towing a trailer for fire department operations.  It covers important issues regarding the operation of heavier combination vehicles in the fire service including braking and maneuvering. The entire course program covers theory and hands on exercises including on-road driving where a firefighter can actually get the real feel of a heavy towed vehicle and the effects that it may have on the towing vehicle while driving at various road speeds.

Cost: $100
Registration: TIP 2017 Registration

Date: July 7, 2017
232 Rainbow Road Salt Spring Island #TIP2017

FR III Instructor

First Responder III Instructor
Offered By Canadian Red Cross July 7, 8, 9, 2017

Designed for Advanced Emergency Care Instructor candidates with a focus on instructional techniques required to deliver the Canadian Red Cross’ professional responder courses such as Emergency Medical Responder, First Responder, and Advanced First Aid; these include delivering scenarios, teaching in varied environments, and organizing specialized courses.
Prerequisites: FR III, FSI I
Date: July 7, 8, 9, 2017

Cost $400

Registration: TIP 2017 Registration
232 Rainbow Rd Salt Spring Island #TIP2017

Haz-Mat Ops

Hazardous Materials Operations (NFPA 472)  Offered By VIERA  July 7, 8, 9, 2017

This three-day course is designed for emergency personnel and industrial fire brigades that may be faced with a hazardous materials incident. This course teaches defensive tactics to ensure the safety and well-being of the first responders and general public. The course is designed around classroom lectures, group interactive exercises, table exercises and practical fire ground evolutions. 
The modules of this course include:   Surveying the Hazardous Materials Incident   Collecting Hazardous Materials Information   Predicting the Behavior of the Incident   Estimating Potential Harm   Develop Response Objectives   Identify Defensive Actions   Identify Emergency Decontamination Procedures   Establish Scene Control   Implement ICS   Use of PPE   Performing Defensive Actions  Evaluating Progress 
Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness certification (NFPA 472) 
Reference Manual: Jones and Ba…

Incident Safety Officer (ISO)

Incident Safety Officer (NFPA 1521) Offered by VIERA 
July 8, 2017

This one-day course examines the Incident Safety Officer's role at emergency response incidents. There is a specific focus on operations within the Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer. The participant will be able to identify and analyze safety concerns as they relate to all-hazards scene evaluation, and communicate recommended solutions to the Incident Commander. 

The five modules of this course are: 
 Role of the Incident Safety Officer 
 Regulations, Standards and Policies 
 Recordkeeping and Documentation 
 Risk Management 
 Incident Considerations 

Course Delivery will include interactive classroom presentation. 

Reference Manual: Jones and Bartlett, Incident Safety Officer 3rd edition - $94.95 plus GST 

Tuition: $225

Registration: TIP 2017 Registration

Successful students will be certified to NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer and will be registered with Pro Board.

Date: July 8, 2017 Time: 0830 to 1630 Salt…

Situational Awarness

Emergency Decision-Making BlindspotsOffered by VIERA July 9, 2017

This interactive one-day course is an opportunity for participants to explore decision-making during stressful situations and to illuminate psychological nuances that significantly impact a person’s ability to manage emergency incidents.

During the course the participants will explore the following topics:
 Stress Response
 Cognitive Biases
 Recognition Primed Decision-Making
 Mental Models
 Assumptions and Perceptions
 Selective Attention 14
 Situational Awareness
 Strategies To Improve Decision-Making

Course Objectives:
 Strengthen decision-making ability during emergency incidents
 Explore the wide-ranging factors that influence our decisions during emergency incidents
 Develop strategies to strengthen our decisions during emergency incidents

Prerequisite: None

Equipment needed: Note taking materials

Note: turnout gear is NOT required for this course

Reference Manual: Handouts provided

Tuition: $225 

Fire Officer I

NFPA 1021 - Fire Officer IOffered by Champions Fire College 
July 8, 9, 2017

Description Students will be able to take the cognitive materials learned over their 8 week session and have instruction on the practical components of the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Level 1. This practical skill development program offers the student the ability to complete the requirements of the practical components with training from a qualified instructor who will train and mentor the required skills to be ready for the evaluations required for Fire Officer Level 1.
Accredited Certification Level: In order to obtain your Fire Officer Level 1 certification, you are required to take your Champions Fire College Certificate of Course Completion and complete a certification exam and skills evaluation as provided by Champions Fire College in accordance with the requirements of your province or state. IFSAB accreditation will be awarded to successful participants.
Student Equipment and Course Materials:
• Te…

Water Rescue Ops

Surface Water Rescue Operations  Offered by Dynamic Rescue Systems (DRS)  
July 8, 9, 2017

Course comprises:
Day 1
-introduction to water rescue -drowning profiles and victim types -scene assessment & size up -rescuer safety -PPE -the Ladder approach -risk vs. benefit -low risk rescues -treatment of different patient types -swimming techniques -water entry options -rescuer defense techniques -contact rescues for different victim profiles (high risk) -handling spinal patients (rollovers) -removing spinal patients on spine board -search techniques
Day 2
-introduction to boat rescue -rescuer considerations -boat limitations -boat rescues -removals
There will be a practical skills evaluation, written evaluation and team scenarios.
Register: TIP 2017 Registration

Cost: $400

Dates: July 8, 9, 2017
Salt Spring Island
#TIP 2017

Over The Bank Rope Rescue

Over The Bank Rope Rescue Offered by Dynamic Rescue Systems (DRS) 
July 7, 8, 9, 2017

This course standardizes embankment rescue and provides the foundation skills for students who would like to move into the high angle operations and technician level courses. The course includes: N.F.P.A. standards, rescue site overview & safety, ropes (knots, bends & hitches), equipment familiarization, anchoring and rigging systems, patient packaging, simple mechanical advantage systems and low to steep angle embankment rescue scenarios. The course consists of both classroom and field instruction. Students will be given a written, individual proficiency and team practical evaluation. Successful candidates will be certified to low to steep angle rope rescue. This course is in conformance with NFPA 1006 and 1670 and meets and exceeds all WorkSafeBC standards for Steep Slope Rescue.
Register at: TIP 2017 Registration
Cost: $550
Date: July 7, 8, 9, 2017 Salt Spring Island 232 Rainbow Road #TIP2017

Confined Space Rescue Level 1

Technical Confined Space Rescue, Level 1 OperationsOffered by Dynamic Rescue Systems (DRS) July 7, 8, 9, 2017

The operations level includes team-building working towards a systematic approach to Confined Space Rescue. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to conduct rope based rescue operations in a variety of confined space environments. Rope based rescue systems will be utilized emphasizing the selection, construction, and proper use of these systems in the industrial environment. Students will gain practical experience in the use of communication systems, resource material, patient packaging devices, atmospheric monitoring equipment, air sampling strategies, and strategies/tactics for successful emergency entry operations. Students will operate as an integral part of a team environment and will be directed and monitored by instructors acting as team leaders. Students are given written, individual proficiency and practical evaluations.
This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1006…