North Island College has announced that it will be offering its Wildfire Training program again to prepare people to fight wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta. The course will be offered at NIC’s Campbell River and Port Alberni campuses.

The course, which is funded through the Government of Canada and the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement, is offered at no cost to students and takes four weeks to complete. Students will learn a variety of skills, including tool use, teamwork, and fire suppression. Students will also gain industry certifications and qualifications, such as radio training and WHMIS.