Recognized S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety Instructors

This list is for the information of people who wish to take S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety training from a BC Wildfire Service recognized instructor. Names and locations are listed below, you can find contact information in your phone book or online. S-100 training may also be available through a local post-secondary institution.

The BC Wildfire Service recognizes Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (S-100) training only when delivered by a BC Wildfire Service-endorsed instructor, and only when the S-100 curriculum is delivered in the approved format. 

S-100 training is delivered over two full days: one day in the classroom (theory) and one day in the field (practical exercise). 

For logistical and operational reasons, the BC Wildfire Service does not hire individual emergency fire fighters. Instead, anyone possessing a valid S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety certification is encouraged to contact local fire suppression contract crew companies for possible employment opportunities. 

List of Recognized S-100 Instructors

Cariboo Fire Centre

Name Company Location Phone
Archie, Greg New Era Falling / Canim Lake Band Canim Lake  
Ashton, Rocky Rocky Forest Management 100 Mile House 250 456‑2316
Calabrese, Mauro West Fraser Mills ltd. Williams Lake  
Davis, Jason 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department Williams Lake  
Dougherty, Brian CanaWest Consulting Services Quesnel 250 983‑6684
Dunleavey, Mel Mustang Wildfire Services Quesnel 250 992‑8117
250 983‑2432 (c)
Horley, Garry   Quesnel 250 991‑6334
McKay, Richard Richard McKay Fire Management Alexis Creek 250 394‑4553
McLean, Jake Henderson Contracting Clinton  
Plenert, Dave Delta Fire & Emergency Services Green Lake 604 807‑6341
604 853‑8595
Ranson, Phil   Williams Lake 250 398‑7110
Stump, Evans Tsilhqot’in National Government Nemaiah Valley  
Takagi, Rick Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP 100 Mile House  
Ward, Jason West Fraser Mills Ltd. Williams Lake

250 392-1380
250 398-0490 (c)

Westfall, Del Delta Fire & Emergency Services Green Lake 604 591‑9013

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Coastal Fire Centre

Name Company Location Phone
Aalgaard, Al   Campbell River  
Ballantyne, Robert Mountain Reforestation Mission  
Beenham, Kevin Surrey Fire Services Surrey  
Bergstrom, Trevor   Nanaimo 604 865‑0041
Biddlecombe, Brian Bowen Island Fire Rescue Bowen Island  
Blackstock, Len Cattermole Timber ltd. Sardis  
Bogen, Jan Surrey Fire Dept. Surrey  
Bush, Richard J. Mountain Reforestation Mission  
Cameron, Robert Mission Fire Rescue Mission  
Campbell, George Boston Bar / North Bend Fire Dept Chilliwack  
Casperson, Gary BCFS - auxiliary Cobble Hill  
Clark, Dave Sailrock Forestry Nanaimo  
Clark, Drew Sasamat Volunteer Fire Dept. Anmore  
Conkin, Nathan Boston Bar / North Bend Fire Dept Chilliwack  
Craven, Bob Western Forest Products Gold River  
Davidson, Murray Weyerhaeuser - Nanaimo River div. Nanaimo  
Davidson, Ron Boston Bar / North Bend Fire Dept Chilliwack  
Davies, John JRDavies Consulting Vancouver  
Davis, Ron Sechelt BC Sechelt  
Day, Arnie   Hope  
De Bruijn, Peter Bruijn Woodland & Fire Services Chilliwack  
De Vries, Teye Jay - Vee Logging ltd. Mission  
deBuncy, Roger   Nanoose Bay  
DesRochers, Mike BC Timber Sales Port McNeill  
Delmonico, Nick   Vancouver  
Doknjas, Mike   Campbell River 250 926‑0358
Dorward, Carson Coquitlam Fire Rescue Coquitlam  
Dyble, Dan   Comox Valley  
Edwards, Bruce Firetech Engineering Inc Mission 604 820‑3646
Egan, Pat Spuzzum First Nations Band Yale  
England, Ted   Sidney  
Ewing, Todd BC Hydro Campbell River  
Fox, Chris Coquitlam Fire Rescue Coquitlam  
Fruendt, Jorg   Mission  
George, James Sto Lo Nation Chilliwack  
Grierson, Henry Strategic Forest Management Inc. Campbell River 250 287 2246 (ext 240)
250 830‑8877 (c)
Harbord, Ken Hemlock Valley Fire Dept. Chilliwack 250 567‑9167
Harkness, Blake FHO2 Fire Training Mill Bay
Hatfull, Kelvin Canfor - consultant    
Hedekar, Tom Vancouver Island University Nanaimo 250 390‑2388
Herriott, Don Capital Regional District (CRD) Victoria  
Hromadnik, Jason   Port Moody  
Iverson, Dean   Duncan  
Jeklin, Eric TimberWest Forest Limited Nanaimo Lakes  
Jenkins, Steve District of North Vancouver Parks North Vancouver  
Jones, Janis   Cobble Hill  
Jonker, Jan Tamhi Logging Co. ltd. Mission  
Kelso, Michael City of North Vancouver Fire Department North Vancouver 778 926‑6453
Kemmler, Sig W. Timbercraft Contracting Ltd. Crofton  
Kryskow, Pam Coquitlam Fire Rescue Coquitlam  
Kwiatkowski, Ben Hedberg and Associates Consulting Ltd. Squamish
LaCroix, Kevin   Agassiz  
Lafferty, Randy Rainbow Stew Enviro Services Ltd. Nanoose Bay  
Laing, Jonas   Chemainus 250 246-2023
Laing, Pete BCWS Quinsam Fire Base Campbell River  
Lee, Darren   Delta 604 414‑8793
Lelleher, Daryl Kelle Brothers Auto Ltd. Abbotsford  
Lihou, Rob BCIT Abbotsford  
Little, John Littlejohn Enterprises Sidney  
MacDermid, Erwin   Chemainus  
Major, Brad SHC Ltd. North Delta  
Marchant, Phil City of Abbotsford Fire Department Abbotsford 250 661‑9683
Martin, Thomas Suavair Campbell River
McCulley, Mike FLNRO Port McNeill 250 949-1200
McIntyre, Mark Marlite Forestry Alert Bay  
McKinnell, Rob   Campbell River  
McKinney, Marty Hemlock Valley Fire Dept. Chilliwack  
Miller, Jeff FH02 Fire Training Mill Bay
Mills, Richard Delta Fire/Emergency Response Delta  
Molsberry, Grant Columbia Valley Fire Dept. Chilliwack  
Mortensen, Peter TimberWest Forest Limited Crofton  
Mosher, Jeff Taan Forest LP Campbell River 250 203‑0199
Muir, Scott Jeunne Landing Forest Operations Port Alice  
Nicholson, Mark May Trucking ltd. Hope  
Nielson, Nels Western Forest Products Gold River 250 748‑2499
Parker, Gord Port Moody Fire Rescue Port Moody  
Pashnik, Paul PAP Forestry Services Ltd. Port Alberni 250 720-9934
Pasutto, Rick J.S. Jones Holdings ltd. Pitt Lake  
Perry, Ken Cattermole Timber ltd. Sardis  
Phillips, Noel BRAT Expediting Duncan  
Pichugan, John J.S. Jones Holdings Ltd. Surrey  
Plenert, Dave Delta Fire & Emergency Services   604 807‑6341
604 853‑8595
Poilievre, David Western Forest Products Inc. Holberg  
Richardson, Colin Sasamat Volunteer Fire Dept. Anmore 250 288‑3233
Robinson, Andy Dist. Of N. Vancouver Parks Dept North Vancouver  
Robinson, Warren Uchuck Forestry Services Ltd. Port Alberni 250 723‑3499
Ruddick, Ken   Lantzville 250 731‑1970
Schneider, Dave J.S. Jones Holdings ltd. Surrey  
Scott, Rob Coquitlam Fire Rescue Coquitlam  
Scruton, Bob Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Abbotsford  
Smith, Murray W. East-West Environmental Services Inc. Chilliwack 604 858-6304
Smith, Terry Terry Smith Consulting Port Alberni  
Speakman, David Sasamat Volunteer Fire Dept. Anmore  
St. Jean, Rick UBC Research Forest Maple Ridge  
Strand, Ian Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Vancouver
Swart, Bob Firestorm Enterprises Coquitlam  
Swinamer, Chris Weyerhaeuser Campbell River 604 462‑9977
Taylor, Danny Hayes Forest Services ltd. Cobble Hill 250 802‑5723
Ungless, Ralph Port Moody Fire Rescue Port Moody  
Wall, Mike Wall Forestry Ltd. Duncan  
Westfall, Del Delta Fire & Emergency Services   604‑591‑9013
Wiens, Jim Freeline Equipment Co. ltd. Yarrow 250 714‑6079 
Wilson, Brent Sasamat Volunteer Fire Dept. Anmore  
Yates, Dick Conifer Enterprises Saanichton  
York, George Elbow Lake Corrections Institution Harrison Mills  
Young, Hugh Interfor Courtenay  
Yow, Tony   Campbell River 250 202‑0810

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Kamloops Fire Centre

Name Company Location Phone
Barton, Wes Timberland Consultants ltd. Lumby 250 561‑1480
Blais, Mark D NVIT Merritt Kamloops 250 378‑3383 (Day)
250 372‑3533 (Night)
Box, Steve   Kamloops 250 674‑7273 
Brouwer, Ed   Osoyoos 250 495‑4877
Brugger, Ralph   Clearwater  
Bucholz, Doug   Coldstream  
Butchart, Steve former BCFS, RAP employee Kamloops  
Campbell, Neil Wildfire Consulting Penticton  
Dewey, Mike Boulder Mountain Contracting Barriere  
Ellis, Doug Essential Resources Vernon 250 545‑1112
Emery, Chuck Wildfire Management & Training Clearwater 250 674‑3665
250 674‑7261(c) 
Gerstmar, Charlie Silvatech Consulting Ltd. Salmon Arm 250 832-7360
Healey, Mark BCFS, Kamloops Fire Zone Kamloops  
Humble, Don BCFS Lillooet  
Ingham, Neil   Vernon  
Jacobson, Jake Wildwood Resources ltd. Salmon Arm 250 832‑2300
Joe, Jonas     250 215‑9989
Johnston, Kelly   Kamloops 250 319‑0494
Keyes, Jim Quarter Moon Ranch Ltd. Vernon 250 833‑2459
Langlois, Brent Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Merritt  
MacLeod, Doug MacLeod Forest Services Ltd. Keremeos  
Manuel, James Kamloops Indian Band Kamloops  
McCoy, Timothy   Vernon 250 558‑6096
250 503‑7740(c)
McIntosh, Larry Similkameen Emergency Services Princeton  
Miller, Peter Clearwater Climbing Corporation Clearwater  
Moore, Craig   Vernon 250 307‑6766
Morrow, Bruce Sage Forestry ltd. Kamloops  
Murray, Steve   Clearwater  
Nesjan, Burke Sage Forestry Kamloops  
Newton, Steve   Kamloops 250 434-6392
Nymeyer, John   Kamloops  
Poulin, Claude Clearwater Wildfire Services Clearwater 250 676‑9465
Quigley, Daniel Borrow Enterprises Ltd. Clearwater 778 208‑0348
Richardson, Doug Fire Safe Training Kamloops 250 372-0097
Robert, Philippe Philippe Robert Enterprises Ltd. Hinton, Alberta  
Saari, Don HIS Ventures ltd. Kamloops  
Saari, John HIS Ventures ltd. Kamloops  
Stewart, Jim High Country Forestry Kelowna  
Verschoor, Jack Sage Forestry ltd. Kamloops  
Wallis, Steve FireWise Management    

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Northwest Fire Centre

Name Company Location Phone
Blackburn, Neil KWB Contracting Smithers  
Bresser, Todd KWB Contracting Smithers  
Busby, Andrew   Hazelton  
Diana, Dino Skenna Sawmills Terrace  
Doherty, Peter Husby Forest Products QCI / Campbell R.  
Elmore, Dean Evelyn Mountain Contracting Smithers 250 846‑5557
Elwood, Chad Westwood Ventures Masset  
Fraser, Sean Hyland Backcountry Safety Smithers 250 643‑0505
Haldane JR, Bruce Husby Forest Products Greenville  
Holland, Dave Northwest Community College Smithers  
Hutchinson, Bruce Ram Systems Canada Ltd. Smithers  
Johnson, Allen Burns Lake Native Development Corp Burns Lake 250 847‑4461
Krupop, Richard BCFS Terrace  
Layton, Brad Pro-Tech Forest Resources Ltd. Telkwa 250 692‑3188
Mortimer, Mark Spirea Forest Contracting Ltd. Burns Lake 250 698‑7959 or 
250 691‑8686
Munro, Gord   Smithers  
Murray, Mike Robin Creek Consulting Smithers  
Nealis, Matt BCFS Burns Lake 250 251‑0015 or 
250 695‑6706
Norgaard, Ole   Smithers 250 847‑5622
Rowsell, Robert Pro-Tech Forest Resources ltd. Telkwa 250 846‑9763
Rowsell, Scott Pro-Tech Forest Resources ltd. Telkwa  
Spangl, Chris BCFS Terrace  
Wilson, Logan Free Growing Forestry Burns Lake  

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Prince George Fire Centre

Name Company Location Phone
Abbott, Richard   Fort Saint John 250‑613‑3275
Anderson, Dwayne PG Unit Crew Leader Prince George 250 692‑3443
Andrews, Mark Extensive Fire Background wildland and structural, Deputy Fire Chief High Level, Alta 780 841‑7820
Arnott, Scott Roots Reforestation Prince George  
Bauman, Nathan   Ft St James 250 996‑0177
Beatty, Mark Celtic Reforestation Prince George 250 562 2535
Bedell, Murray Canfor Chetwynd  
Bernhardt, Roy Lifesavers First Aid Prince George  
Bigelow, Cal Cougar Crane Loading Ltd Prince George  
Bird, Jim PA Prince George 250 564‑1710
Borque, Marie   Prince George  
Bowman, Bryan BCFS - Forest Protection Tech Prince George  
Broen, Paul Valcon Forestry Services Fort St. James  
Brown, Brian Free Spirit Ventures Prince George  
Brown, Jeff BCTS Vanderhoof  
Browning, Steve Celtic Reforestation Prince George  
Burchill, Ric AZTEC Fire Safety Planning Prince George  
Burden, Dee   Salmon Valley 250 562‑2535
Burkinshaw, Alex Geoterra Integrated Resource Systems Ltd. Prince George 250 613‑1084
Burkinshaw, Warren   Prince George 250 564‑3489
Burkinshaw, Wayne WR Burkinshaw Enterprises Prince George  
Burzek, Mike   Dawson Creek 250 329-5433
Bustamente, Chris Progressive First Aid Prince George  
Bye, Brent BCFS - PA Prince George  
Carty, Keinan Mackenzie Fire Department   250 997‑4221
250 997‑7401 (c) 
Chadbourne, Jim No Jackpot Falling Prince George  
Clark, Bill Talisman Energy Dawson Creek  
Coates, Harry   Prince George  
Critchlow, Clyde   Prince George  
Cupples, Jerry Mariah Rec. Management Services Prince George  
Demers, Albert Pine Star Logging Prince George  
Eadie, James J.E. Forestry Consulting Vanderhoof 250 567‑4165
250 567‑0492 (c) 
Eagle, Fred AZTEC Fire Safety Planning Prince George  
Edgecombe, Kenn Veritas DGC Land Linden, Alberta  
Flett, Aaron Flett Forestry Ltd. Prince George 250 564‑2824
Fraser, Sean Hyland Backcountry Safety Smithers 250 643‑0505
Gairdner, Noel   Fort Nelson  
Gatchell, Dallas   Chetwynd 250 784-1286
Gravel, Normand     250 640‑3050
Grayston, Rick PGFC Dawson Creek 250 778‑1286
Greenfield, Jay Timberline Consultants Vancouver  
Hoffnan, Dave Industrial Forestry Service LTD Prince George 250 564‑4115
Houston, Greg PA Prince George now member of Fire Dept Prince George 250 564‑9561
Ilge, Frank Fire Warden Prince George 250 567‑9167
Keim, Brian BCFS Fire Warden Prince George  
Kelly, Jeff Western Fireguard Safety Services Ltd. Fort St. John 250 785‑FIRE (3473)
Kemble, Bryant Ferndale/Tabor Vol. Fire Rescue Ferndale/Tabor 250 565‑5075
Kermer, Ralph   Prince George  
Kitt, Jeff   Fort St. John  
Kitt, Wiley (William) PG Fire Dept/ TDB forestry services Prince George  
Lane, Thomas Interface Fire & Safety Grande Prairie  
Lang, Joanne LFC Forestry Consultants Prince George  
Lantz, Chad NEXTECH Forestry Services Fort St. James 250 996‑3757
LeFresne, Scott MountainView Safety Dawson Creek 250 782-5559
Leverkus, Sonja   Prince George  
MacDougall, Charlie Forestrain Resources Prince George  
Mackenzie, Jeff Big Timber Contracting Prince George  
Marsolais, Calvin Martin Marsolais & Sons Prince George 250 614‑7372
Mathers, Al Central Interior Regional Training Prince George  
McArthur, Stu Celtic Reforestation Services LTD. Prince George 250 562‑2535
McClinton, Len McBride Forest Industries ltd. McBride  
McReynolds, Trevor Microcosm Communications Prince George  
Meakings, Tony Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department Bear Lake  
Mineault, Dale   Pouce Coupe  
Mineault, Walter   Pouce Coupe 250 972‑4444
Mitchell, Bob   Valemount  
Moraro, John Baseline Presciptions ltd. Prince George  
Morrice, Ed College of New Caledonia Prince George  
Mortenson, Lyle Louisianna Pacific ltd. Dawson Creek  
Mulcahy, Justin BCFS - Valhalla Crew Leader Slocan  
Naaykens, Bernard Seneca Entreprises Prince George  
Nicholson, Peter Fire and Wildlife Consultant, Nexen Inc. Prince George 780 841‑7757
Nimchuk, Warren Timberline Consultants Prince George  
Norwood, Trich Bugbusters Pest Management Prince George  
O'Neill, Sean PG Unit Crew Prince George  
Pate, Brian West Fraser Mills Chetwynd  
Patterson, Alex Interior Wildland Services Prince George  
Prendergast, Pete BCFS Vanderhoof  
Redpath, Curtis Curtis Peace River Hydro Projects Fort St John 250-263-9920
Schaffer, Warren Northern Lights College Chetwynd  
Sener, Ken Fire Warden, PG Fire Zone Mackenzie 250 997‑4020
Slater, Rob Celtic Reforestation Services LTD. Prince George 250 562‑2535
Smith, Murray W. East-West Environmental Services Inc. Prince George 604 858-6304
Smith, Peter BCFS Fort Nelson  
Spangl, Andy BC Timber Sales Dawson Creek  
Spence, Ken Forest Hill Contractors Ltd Prince George  
Stack, Robin BC Training Ventures Prince George  
Stanley, Larry Northland First Aid Vanderhoof 250 561‑1480
Stene, Floyd Fraser Lake VFD Fraser Lake  
Stern, Chris Captain Buckhorn lake VFD Prince George  
Talbot, Rene Celtic Reforestation Services LTD. Prince George 250 562‑2535
Thibeault, Bill McBride Forest Industries McBride  
Thompson, Jeff Slocan Forest Products Fort Nelson  
Todd, Mark CFP Isle Pierre Division Prince George  
Tom Von Sychowski Red Rock Stoner Volunteer Fire Department    
Waite, Mike    Prince George  
Vahi, Pete Avison Management Services Vanderhoof 250 563‑4620
Valk, Pete Valcon Forestry Services Fort St. James 250 996‑8808
Valk, Sandra Valcon Forestry Services Fort St. James  
Videgain, Mark Seneca Enterprises Prince George  
Walsh, Gary Abitibi Consolidated Co. of Canada Mackenzie  
Wells, Michael Bugbusters Pest Management Prince George  
Weyman, Dennis AZTEC Fire Safety Planning Prince George  
Wilson, Dave Celtic Reforestation Services LTD. Prince George 250 562‑2535
Wing, Rory Celtic Reforestation Services LTD. Prince George 250 562‑2535

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Southeast Fire Centre

Name Company Location Phone
Abbey, Travis   Cranbrook 250 919‑6907
Anderson, Robb   Nelson 250 352‑9696
Apel, George Fire Warden - SEFC Castlegar 250 365‑7653
Benton, Richard Argenta Argenta 250 366‑4228
Benwell, George Patroller - SEFC Revelstoke 250 837‑2464
Birkett, Tim Worksafe BC   250 417‑4701
Blake, James   Revelstoke 250 837‑4901
Blanke, Ron Beavertail Contracting ltd. Grand Forks 250 584‑9818
Daigle, Mike Ministry of Forests & Range Cranbrook 250 426‑1705
Devery, Jay   Vancouver 604 992‑3742
Dickson, Darcy Atco Lumber Ltd. Fruitvale 250 367‑7422
Ewanyshyn, Ron GoWide Nelson 250 354‑9529
Gagnon, Pierre-Alexandre   Revelstoke 250 837‑8766
Garth, Jim Debris Resources Nelson 250 352‑9740
Geisler, Mattaeus   Nelson 778 962‑0104
Giles, Dak   Nakusp & Kaslo 250 353‑2014
Hall, Mark Majestic Ventures Cranbrook 250 421‑1291
Harrison, Doug Apex Forestry/Wildlife Services Nelson 250 825‑9984
Haynes, James Haynes Contracting Rock Creek 250 446‑2446
Hewson, Claire   Nelson
Hood, Stefan   Revelstoke 250 814‑9505
Hutchinson, Darren Quintech Fire Services Ltd Rock Creek 250 446‑2217
Koster, Brian BCFS - auxiliary Nelson 250 265‑1441
Labrosse, Benoitt Columbia Extreme Parsons   250 348‑2234
Laflin, William BC Hydro Cranbrook  
Long, Debbie Nakimu Ventures Inc. Revelstoke 250 837‑5711
Lutz, Allison Selkirk College Castlegar 250 365‑1276
Macauley, Jim Macauley Forestry Creston 250 428‑7610
Madore, Dave Madburn Enterprises ltd. Nelson 250 505‑1188
Malcolmson, Stu Fall Line Forestry Limited Nelson 250 505‑3275
Marshal, Fred   Midway 250 445‑6496
Matheson, Brian Debris Resources Nelson 250 352‑9740
McConnell, Cy   Invermere 250 342‑9710
Melynchuk, Jeff   Rossland 250 231‑0783
Mitchell, Clayton Kootenay Lake IA Nelson 250 352‑2503
Mortimer, Don Fireline Consulting and Instruction Rossland 250 362‑9680
Newill, Allegra   Windermere 250 341‑5192
Niven, Murray Beavertail Contracting ltd. Grand Forks 250 584‑9818
Patterson, Silas   Nelson 250 814‑4367
Pinsent, Wes Prairie Holdings Sparwood 250 425‑3434
Ponto, Frank Woodsman Ventures Ltd. Cranbrook 250 417‑2751
Pownell, Mr. Earth Management Rock Creek 250 688‑0160
Rodman, Chris   Nelson 250-777-2779
Roos, Jake Loki Tree Service Revelstoke 250 814-7350
Selman, Jack   Cranbrook 250 417‑0662
Smith, Chad SEFC Revelstoke 250 837‑4144
Sobczak, Chris Wee Spray Services Cranbrook 250 489‑1005
Stewart, Pam   Creston  
Thacher, Dustin   Calgary, Alberta 403 686‑6860
Uphill, Brett Fernie Fire Rescue Fernie 250 423‑3887
Ward, Matthew Golden Fire Jumpers Golden 250 344‑6464
Wiebe, Kyle   Nelson 250 505‑9632
Williamson, Paul   Nelson 250 352‑9635
Windels, Joe Strategic Silviculture ltd.   250 426‑2525
Woodman, Angus   Revelstoke 250 837‑6454
Woodward, Wayne   Nelson 250 352‑0955

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