S100A firefighting Exam Online
S100A firefighting Exam Online
S100A firefighting Exam Online

S100A Firefighting Refresher Annual Re-Certification Exam

The Ministry of Forests S-100 Fire Suppression Certificate and annual S100A Re-Certification Certificates are required by WorkSafeBC for those who may be exposed to wildland fires.
This course is for those who already possess a valid S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Certificate*, required by WorkSafe BC for workers exposed to the potential of wildfire. The cost for this Re-Certification Certificate is $20 CAD.

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Once we receive your exam results and payment, your Re-Certification Certificate will be mailed out to you via Canada Post within 2-4 business days.

If you require a copy of your certification card sooner: please email me (or let me know in the "Comments field" below) and I will provide a scanned copy of your certification via email and also via Canada Post.

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1) The 10 am concept means that if the fire can be controlled by 10am the next day there is a good chance the fire can be kept under 1 hectare in size.

2) Fuel, oxygen and heat are the three sides of the "fire triangle".

3) The three key factors that influence fire behaviour are fuel, weather and topography.

4) The single most important weather factor relating to fires is rain.

5) The 30/30 black cross (30 degrees celcius and 30% relative humidity) means you will have mild fire behaviour.

6) The most important facet of firefighting is safety.

7) Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes and Safety Zones must be contstantly monitored and changed if needed.

8) Fire entrapment can occur when a fire crew has one or more escape routes comprimised by a spreading fire.

9) In a crew briefing it is not important to go over LCES or the chain of command.

10) A fireline should be dug down to mineral soil.

11) Direct attack, parallel attack, and indirect attack are all commonly used attack methods for firefighting in BC.

12) A drip torch should never be filled with straight gasoline.

13) You should never work below a bulldozer or any other heavy equipment as the equipment may dislodge rocks or knock over trees towards you.

14) Shovels, axes, pulaskis and chainsaws are all commonly used tools on the fireline.

15) Three commonly used firefighting hose sizes, are 1"1/2, "big inch" (1") and 3/4" "econo flo".

16) Unlined hose loses less pressure per 100ft than lined hose.

17) The three main danger areas of a helicopter are the tail rotor, main rotor and exhaust.

18) When an airtanker is dropping retardant it is important to stay a minimum of 100 feet away from the target.

19) Retardant dropped from an aircraft will put out all fires.

20) Vehicle fires pose unique risks to firefighters due to the unknown hazards and potentially toxic fumes.

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I have already taken the pre-requisite "Ministry of Forests S-100 Fire Suppression Certificate" and qualify for the Re-Certification Certificate: (yes or no)

If "Yes" (please submit this form and pay the $20 fee for the S100A Re-Certification Certificate)
If "No" then you may not continue with this submission, but contact me for details to take this 2 day course)


S100A firefighting Exam Online