Services: Industrial Firefighting

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Fire Related Training Courses
Wildfire Firefighting


If your project requires direct access to on-call firefighters, IRWIN'S will deploy teams of NFPA-certified industrial firefighters to provide services on either a short-term (project-based) or long-term (regular service) basis. These firefighters are typically positioned closer to your worksite than the nearest fire station and equipped to deal with workplace incidents. In addition to combatting various types of fires, our industrial firefighters can also perform rescue and hazardous materials operations. 

Our industrial firefighters are all NFPA-certified. These certifications may include NFPA 1001 (Structural Firefighting); NFPA 1006 (Technical Rescue); and NFPA 472 (Hazardous Materials). 

Industrial firefighters can respond to: 

  • Structural Fires (house or small building fires) 
  • Industrial Fires (fires occurring on large industrial worksites) 
  • Underground Fires 
  • Wildfires (as First Response) 
  • Hazardous Materials (spills, explosions, etc.) 
  • Rescue Incidents (Confined Space and High-Angle Rope Rescue)  
  • Highway Rescue Incidents (Low-Angle Rescue) 


IRWIN'S Safety is also proud to of their ultra high-pressure fire suppression PyroUHP Technology that is available for purchase or rental. Please contact us to learn more!

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Fire-Focused Training Courses.

Fire Extinguisher and Spark Watch 

The basics of fire extinguisher use is valuable information both in the workplace and at home. IRWIN'S delivers this course using a live or simulated fire within a controlled environment. The program can be tailored to specific needs and settings of the end-user in order to make the training relevant. This course is designed and offered to be instructed in any setting/environment (e.g. schools, offices, residential, etc.)

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HAZMAT Incident Command:

Hazmat Incident Command is an Emergency Services Training course. Trainees learn how to assess hazmat incidents, manage hazmat response and contingency plans, create effective lines of communication within the command structure, and co-ordinate incident response with any other agencies that might be involved.

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Incident Command System:

ICS 100 is an awareness-level course that introduces trainees to all aspects of the Incident Command System. Trainees learn about command structures, including incident command (each incident should have a single incident commander or an individual who functions as such), chain-of-command (each individual must report to only one supervisor) and span-of-control (each supervisor must manage no more than seven individuals).

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HAZMAT Awareness:

Hazmat Awareness is an Emergency Services Training course. Trainees learn how to recognize the presence of hazardous materials, secure compromised areas and contact appropriate authorities such as Hazmat Response Teams. All first responders should have Hazmat Awareness Training.

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HAZMAT Operations:

Hazmat Operations is an Emergency Services Training course. Trainees learn about the properties of hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction and environmental disasters. They also learn how to effectively use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and come out of the course prepared to respond to any Hazmat situation.

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HAZMAT Technician:

Hazmat Technician Training is an Emergency Response Training course. Trainees develop skills necessary to respond to complex hazardous materials and WMD situations, performing risk analysis, and implementing response plans for containment and decontamination.

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Wildfire Firefighting

S-100 Fire Suppression:

S100 Fire Suppression is an Emergency Services Training course required by anyone who wants to work as a wildfire firefighter. Although there are no prerequisites aside from physical fitness, WHMIS 2015, S100 Fire Suppression, and S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance are companion courses. In order to work as a wildfire firefighter a trainee requires certification in all four of these courses.

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S-185 Fire Entrapment:

S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance is an advanced Emergency Services Training course required for wildfire firefighters under contract with the BC government and is recommended for all other wildfire firefighters. S100 Fire Suppression is a prerequisite for Fire Entrapment avoidance, while ICS 100 and WHMIS 2015 are companion courses. In order to work as a wildfire firefighter a trainee requires certification in all four of these courses.

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S-212 Fire Communications:

S212 Fire Communications is an Emergency Services Training course required for wildfire firefighters and dispatchers who communicate through Ministry of Forestry radio channels. The only prerequisites are the physical ability to speak clearly and operate a two-way radio.

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Wildfire Worker


At Irwin’s our passion is people. As a small, versatile company in the field of major industry, we offer a service-based approach which caters to specific organizational needs and offers professional strategies for managing projects better. Our mission is to form partnerships and leverage our safety expertise to create long-lasting industrial solutions that save money, keep workers safe, and ensure best practices.

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