Deputy fire chief Jack Blair (left) and fire chief Keith Green (right) congratulate Allyson Reich

Deputy fire chief Jack Blair (left) and fire chief Keith Green (right) congratulate Allyson Reich

Officers finish training

Vernon firefighters complete Justice Institute of B.C. training

Three Vernon firefighters continue to advance with their training.

Allyson Reich, Ryan McGiverin and  Mike Stoll have completed all of the necessary modules for their fire officer one program at the Justice Institute of B.C.

“This program takes many hours of hard work in both theory and practice to complete. It was a good job done by all,” said Jack Blair, deputy fire chief.

Fire officer one is the first level of the fire officer program.

Successful completion of this curriculum by these firefighters is the first step in becoming a certified fire officer and it allows them to now act in a higher ranking supervisory position such as a captain.

It also allows them to be an incident commander at an emergency scene.

This is the first level of a four-level system in the fire service leadership certificate program and it will allow them to enter into a fire service leadership bachelor’s degree if they so choose.