SERVICES WE OFFER
Apex is dedicated to delivering a high-quality product with our vast years of experience, training, and knowledge.
We hire well trained, fit crews who share our hardworking values and work ethic. Our goal is to finish the job to customer satisfaction while holding safety as our number one priority.
We take pride in personally training many of our employees as we are fully qualified to instruct several of the BC Wildfire Service firefighting courses.
Apex has been providing firefighting crews to the BC Wildfire Service since 1994. Our fire crews are available for Wildland Fire Suppression through the months of early May to late September. Apex fire crews mainly travel throughout BC however we have travelled to Alberta and Ontario.
Apex employs certified, fit crews that are led by experienced supervisors. All employees attend an annual mandatory job orientation & fitness test to ensure they are properly educated in safety, policy, procedures and fit to work.
Apex takes pride in being a “Base” Safe Certified company with the BC Forest Safety Council. We provide our employees with a comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety Plan which includes our detailed safety company policies and safe work procedures.
Apex has secured two – Type 2 fire crew contracts. We are rated 1st and 2nd on the call out list for the SEFC. The contracts start the third week of May and end in late Aug, which can be extended into Sept.
Wildfire Suppression Training
Doug Harrison is the president of Apex Forest & Wildfire Services with over 27 years of practical experience in the forest industry. Doug is also a certified instructor for several BC Wildfire Service firefighting courses and is currently the lead instructor for the BC Forest Safety Council Faller Supervisor course.
- S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Fireline Safety. Included in the S100 are the S130 – Fundamentals of Fire Fighting, S190 – Fireline Safety, S232 Portable Pumps and Water Delivery Systems & WHMIS
- S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance
- S-230 Crew Boss
- S-235 Burning Off and Backfiring
- S-212 Fire Communications
- S-211 Fire Weather
- S-241 Fire Assessment
- ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command Systems
- ICS 200 Incident Command Systems
- Safe Chainsaw Operation & Maintenance
- Safe ATV Operation
Contract and Danger Tree Falling
Apex has provided services for a wide variety of forestry falling contracts. logging, danger tree falling, danger tree coordinator, as well as faller supervision.
Apex holds the following contracts with the BC Wildfire Service.
Danger Tree Faller / Danger Tree Assessor
Danger Tree Specialist
Danger Tree Co-ordinator