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March 18, 2014 – FRITA’s Post Deployment Reviews.

Our 2014 deployments represented a milestone as FRITA partnered with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Fire & Safety Division to provide certified and standardized training to fire service personnel in El Salvador, Colombia, and Panama.  In both El Salvador and Panama, FRITA instructors facilitated the practical evaluation and written exam components of the JIBC Basic Fire Fighting Certificate, which allows departments to demonstrate that their fire fighters possess the minimum fire fighter skills within NFPA 1001 and receive certification from the JIBC.

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March 02, 2014 – FRITA’s President Matthew Witt was on the VIA MIA Show. 

On January 05, 2014  MATTHEW WITT  firefighter and president of FRITA was on the VIA MIA Show highlighting the importance of his occupation along with his involvement in a volunteer organization FRITA (Fire Rescue International Training Association) Video starts at the 2 minute mark sorry for the inconvenience.

January 25, 2014 – FRITA is pleased to announce its deployment teams 2014

FRITA 2014 Deployments are just about ready to launch!   We are pleased to announce the 2014 Team Instructors & One World Scholars who will be off on the adventure of a lifetime!   Safe travels, brothers & sisters! Colombia – Deploys February 14-23, 2014 Brian Hutchinson – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Bob Allan – West Vancouver Fire Rescue Mike Canaday – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Patrick Sheeley Surrey Fire Service El Salvador –  Deploys February 14-23, 2014 Norm Macleod – Mission Fire Rescue Jeffrey Moore – Honourary Consul for El Salvador Mark Pfeifer – Delta Fire/Rescue Chad Buch – Coquitlam Fire Rescue Kiko Pilas – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Jorgen Poinsen – Whitehorse Fire Department (Yukon) Eric Picher – Lions Bay Fire Rescue Doran Boudrot – Nanaimo Fire Rescue Panama – Deploys February 7-17, 2014 Matthew Witt – Surrey Fire Service Kim Saulnier – Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Jennifer Dawkins – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Matthew Leonard – St John’s Regional Fire Department (NFLD) Bill Eggers – Nanaimo Fire/Rescue Michael Crisp – JIBC-One World Scholarship Millan Lavallee – JIBC-One World Scholarship Ryan Millan – JIBC-One World Scholarship Olivier Hovasse – JIBC-One World Scholarship

January 25,2014 – FRITA members received the Train the Trainer course

Train_the_Trainer FRITA members received the Trainer the Trainer course at the JIBC: Justice Institute of British Columbia on December 15th.   FRITA is proud to partner with the JIBC to deliver the Basic Fire Fighter Certificate program to our our brothers and sisters in Colombia, El Salvador and Panama in 2014.  This is an exciting step forward in providing standardized training to our partners in the Latin American fire service.

November 1, 2013 – FRITA’s first Annual General Meeting

FRITA will hold their first Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 20th.  7 pm at Seymours Pub in North Vancouver.  There will be a very officious meeting followed much comradery and tale telling.  New members are always welcome.  $20 membership dues.FRITA & the JIBC: Justice Institute of British Columbia are pleased to be partnering again in 2014 to offer recent JIBC Fire Academy graduates the opportunity to apply for the One World Scholarship program.  The OWS provides successful applicants with a 3 week adventure of a life time. The assignment is to train fire fighters in the Central American country, while learning how fire services operate in a developing country.  The JIBC grads will receive Spanish lesson, exposure to local and fire culture and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with firefighters abroad.

September 11, 2013 – FRITA’s is pleased to partner with the JIBC again in 2014

FRITA & the JIBC: Justice Institute of British Columbia are pleased to be partnering again in 2014 to offer recent JIBC Fire Academy graduates the opportunity to apply for the One World Scholarship program.  The OWS provides successful applicants with a 3 week adventure of a life time. The assignment is to train fire fighters in the Central American country, while learning how fire services operate in a developing country.  The JIBC grads will receive Spanish lesson, exposure to local and fire culture and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with firefighters abroad. Check out the OWS student blogs from 2013!    http://fourstudentsoneworld.wordpress.com/

August 2, 2013 – Profile of Brian Hutchinson, Graduate of the UBC Certificate in International Development

Profile of Brian Hutchinson, Graduate of the UBC Certificate in International Development. Brian discusses why he chose the UBC Continuing Studies program and what it has meant for him in his work with Firefighters Without Borders and First Responders International Training Academy. UBC Certificate in International Development The certificate meets the growing need for trained professionals with knowledge of international development issues and the skills to work successfully in international environments. The 100% online (with the exception of the field study elective course), part-time certificate is designed for those working or planning to work in the field of international development, individuals interested in global issues and those considering future studies.

For more information view: http://cstudies.ubc.ca/cid

April 18, 2013 – Four Students One World 2013

Four graduates of JIBC’s Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program left the Lower Mainland on February 3, 2013 to begin the adventure of a lifetime; combining their passion for firefighting with an opportunity to travel to El Salvador with BC fire fighters through First Responders International Training Academy (FRITA), and assist with efforts to deliver much needed equipment and training to emergency services personnel.