B.C. takes action with new wildfire training and education centre, first of its kind in North America

By the Ministry of Forests
Government of British Columbia
April 4, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A new dedicated wildfire training and education centre at Thompson Rivers University will welcome the province’s future wildfire fighters. The B.C. wildfire training and education centre is a first-of-its-kind program and is a flagship action stemming from recommendations from the Premier’s Task Force on Emergencies. “…By establishing the first-of-its-kind wildfire training and education centre in North America, we are preparing our future wildfire professionals for the critical work of protecting our forests, our communities and our families in a rapidly changing climate.” The centre, the first in North America to transition wildfire training into degree programs and research, will offer comprehensive wildfire training and education programs that progress from basic skills training and learning in the wildfire field, to the future development of wildfire academic diploma and degree programs in wildfire and emergency management disciplines.

Additional coverage in CityNews Everywhere, by Charlie Carey: B.C. to open wildfire education, training centre in Kamloops, first of its kind in North America

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