Landfill Fire Training

  1. Lac La Biche, AB


    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.


    BOLD Centre


    Jim Lapp

    $225 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $275 + GST for Non-Members

    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration

(1 day; no written exam)

Earn 8 SWANA CEU’s and/or 0.8 CEU’s towards your Alberta Landfill Operator Certification

Course Objective

This course is designed to assist landfill personnel, firefighting professionals, and landfill regulators/inspectors in better understanding the challenges and impacts of landfill fires. The lessons will review the different types and causes of landfill fires, identify tools and best management practices for preventing fires, and review firefighting methods for addressing landfill fires.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for landfill designers, owners, operators, managers, supervisors, foremen, scalehouse operators, equipment operators, spotters, labourers and other employees responsible for daily landfill operation.

Firefighting professionals and landfill regulators will also find great value in this course as it relates to specific challenges and impacts of landfill fires.

Course Content

The following course outline will be followed:

  • Introduction to Landfill Fires – Theory, Causes & Types
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Response Plan & Training
  • Waste Screening & Managing Materials
  • Cover, Compaction & Equipment Operations
  • Landfill Gas Management
  • Customer & Public Education
  • Fire Response
  • External Assistance & Scene Management
  • Subsurface & Long-Term Fires
  • Workers Safety & Health Impacts
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Economic Impacts
  • Case Studies