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OCHS 1410 - Fire Extinguisher Service Technician

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

This course is designed for those interested in portable fire extinguisher maintenance. Student will learn the BC Fire Code requirements regarding inspection/ test/and recharge procedures. After successfully completing the course, students can apply to ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC) to receive certification. Certification requires 3 months documented experience. For further information on certification please contact the ASTTBC at the following link: fireprotection.asttbc.org .

Credits

1.5

Cost

$422.93

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 70009

Sat Mar 13 - Sun Mar 14 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 13 - Mar 14 Sat/Sun 08:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Dwight Pearson

Course Outline

Cost

$422.93

Notes

  1. Location: BURNABY Campus - NOT ONLINE. This is a 2-day weekend course offering. Course materials are included and will be handed out in class. Registered students will receive an email from the Program Head before the course outlining the BCIT COVID-19 protocols and where to meet the first day of class. To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (press 2 - 'Part-Time Studies Registration'). Online information is available to assist you in spending a weekend at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – including DIRECTIONS, CAMPUS MAP, PARKING and FOOD SERVICES. Check out the following websites: Campus map + directions at https://www.bcit.ca/about/locations. Parking (including rates) at https://www.bcit.ca/parking. Food services at https://www.bcit.ca/foodservices. For further course information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC). Details will be provided by the instructor in class. ASTTBC certification information is also available on their website at fireprotection.asttbc.org.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 51225

Sat Apr 10 - Sun Apr 11 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Apr 11 Sat/Sun 08:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$422.93

Notes

  1. THIS COURSE IS NOT ONLINE. The course will be held at the BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS. This is a 2-day weekend course offering. Course materials are included and will be handed out in class. Registered students will receive an email from the Program Head before the course outlining the BCIT COVID-19 protocols and where to meet the first day of class. To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (option 2 - 'Part-Time Studies Registration'). Online information is available to assist you in spending a weekend at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – including DIRECTIONS, CAMPUS MAP, PARKING and FOOD SERVICES. Check out the following websites: Campus map + directions at https://www.bcit.ca/about/locations. Parking (including rates) at https://www.bcit.ca/parking. Food services at https://www.bcit.ca/foodservices. For further course information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC). Details will be provided by the instructor in class. ASTTBC certification information is also available on their website at https://fireprotection.asttbc.org.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

CRN 55568

Sat May 08 - Sun May 09 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 08 - May 09 Sat/Sun 08:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$422.93

Notes

  1. THIS COURSE IS NOT ONLINE. The course will be held at the BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS. This is a 2-day weekend course offering. Course materials are included and will be handed out in class. Registered students will receive an email from the Program Head before the course outlining the BCIT COVID-19 protocols and where to meet the first day of class. To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (option 2 - 'Part-Time Studies Registration'). Online information is available to assist you in spending a weekend at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – including DIRECTIONS, CAMPUS MAP, PARKING and FOOD SERVICES. Check out the following websites: Campus map + directions at https://www.bcit.ca/about/locations. Parking (including rates) at https://www.bcit.ca/parking. Food services at https://www.bcit.ca/foodservices. For further course information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC). Details will be provided by the instructor in class. ASTTBC certification information is also available on their website at https://fireprotection.asttbc.org.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

CRN 59191

Sat Jun 05 - Sun Jun 06 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 05 - Jun 06 Sat/Sun 08:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$422.93

Notes

  1. THIS COURSE IS NOT ONLINE. The course will be held at the BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS. This is a 2-day weekend course offering. Course materials are included and will be handed out in class. Registered students will receive an email from the Program Head before the course outlining the BCIT COVID-19 protocols and where to meet the first day of class. To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (option 2 - 'Part-Time Studies Registration'). Online information is available to assist you in spending a weekend at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – including DIRECTIONS, CAMPUS MAP, PARKING and FOOD SERVICES. Check out the following websites: Campus map + directions at https://www.bcit.ca/about/locations. Parking (including rates) at https://www.bcit.ca/parking. Food services at https://www.bcit.ca/foodservices. For further course information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC). Details will be provided by the instructor in class. ASTTBC certification information is also available on their website at https://fireprotection.asttbc.org.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Conduct inspection and testing in conformance with applicable codes.
  • Determine the class of fire by type.
  • Identify and describe the four classes of fire.
  • Determine the occupancy classification.
  • Identify types of extinguishers and their operation.
  • Select fire extinguishers for the applicable hazard.
  • Distribute fire extinguishers as required.
  • Conduct inspections and annual maintenance.
  • Provide a clear and accurate inspection and test reports.
  • Identify hydrostatic testing requirements.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

OCHS 1410 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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