Training & Auditing Program

Our training program specializes in wildfire suppression, spill response, environmental management, safety protocols, and drone applications. We offer comprehensive programs led by industry-leading instructors. Our training is delivered in flexible formats, with a particular strength in hands-on, in-field instruction. At Strategic, we empower organizations with the practical skills and knowledge required for sustainable natural resource management. Our in-person training is listed below. If you are interested in online training, please click here.

In Person: S-100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety

Description: The S-100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety Training is designed to equip industry workers and contract firefighters with the essential knowledge and practical skills required to respond effectively and safely to wildfires in British Columbia. Developed by the BC Wildfire Services, this two-day, 16-hour course incorporates both classroom instruction and hands-on field training. This course covers fundamental aspects of wildland fire suppression, including organization structure, wildfire behavior, and suppression and safety procedures. The S-100 is a mandatory requirement for industry workers who may be involved in fire control activities as outlined in the WorkSafe BC Regulations.

Duration: 16 hours (2-Days)

Format: Classroom & Field

Certification: S-100 Certificate (needs recertification with S-100A after one year)

In Person: S-100A Fire Suppression Recertification (Annual Refresher)

Description: The S-100A Fire Suppression Recertification is an annual refresher program specifically designed for individuals who have previously completed the S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Training. This course serves as a renewal of essential knowledge and practical skills necessary for industry workers and contract firefighters to effectively and safely respond to wildfires in British Columbia. If you have not taken either S-100 or S-100A within the last five years, you would only need to take the S-100A to be considered trained for the following year. If more than five years has passed since taking either course, you would need to re-take the two-day, S-100 course again.

Duration: 4 hours (Half-Day)

Format: Classroom

Certification: S-100A Annual Certificate

For online S-100A Training, please click here.

In Person: S-185 Wildfire Entrapment Avoidance and Survival

Description: The S-185 Fire Entrapment & Avoidance Training is a program designed to equip participants with the ability to assess and navigate potential fire entrapment situations. This course is for individuals employed in fire-fighting roles, including contract fire fighters and emergency responders. Participants will undergo rigorous training and evaluation through a written exam. Upon completion, students will gain a fundamental understanding of fire entrapment avoidance and safe work procedures, ensuring their ability to act decisively in high-risk scenarios.

Duration: 4 hours (Half-Day)

Format: Classroom

Certification: S-185 Certificate

In Person: Combined S-100 & S-185 Training

Description: The S-100 and S-185 Combined Course is a training program designed to provide participants with the skills to effectively respond to wildfires and avoid fire entrapment situations. Developed by BC Wildfire Services, this integrated course caters to both industry workers and individuals employed in fire-fighting roles, including contract firefighters and emergency responders.

Duration: 20 hours (2.5-Days)

Format: Classroom & Field

Certification: S-100 Annual Certificate & S-185 Certificate

Advanced Wildfire & Emergency Management Training

Our advanced wildfire course offerings include:

  • BC Wildfire Courses: S-115, S-170, S-190, S-211, S-212, S-213, S-230, S-232, S-235, S-241, S-270, S-290
  • Incident Command System Level 100 (ICS 100) and Level 200 (ICS 200)
  • Restricted Operator Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

While we proudly offer these courses, we believe in tailoring our services to your specific needs. For detailed course descriptions, schedules, and pricing, please reach out to us. We’re here to answer your questions and help you choose the right course for your requirements.

Safety Training and Program Support

We have years of combined experience in writing safety manuals and providing auditing for all natural resource sectors. Here is a list of the safety training and program support we offer:

  • External Auditing – COR & SAFE Auditing
  • Safety Manual for your company
  • Writing professional and concise Safe Working Procedures for all industries and tasks
  • Conducting and Auditing Emergency Response Drills
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Field Safety Expertise and Knowledge in all Natural Resource Sectors