The Fire Science Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a 10-month program that includes the knowledge and necessary job skills to perform advanced-level duties in a variety of fire suppression and specialty technical rescue areas equivalent to current NFPA standards.

The program is designed to accept both graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program and current fire service personnel through a Prior Learning Assessment as direct entrants into the program. Students train at Lambton College's Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence, the largest live-fueled training centre in Canada. Facilities include a fire hall, engine and aerial apparatus, related equipment, live-fire burn buildings, search and rescue facilities, industrial and hazardous materials props and a four-story building featuring a firefighter survival floor, high angle rescue and a simulated apartment complex to develop and maintain skills in fire suppression, fire protection and hazardous materials response equivalent to current NFPA standards.

Lambton College's Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence has applied, in accordance with the Office of the Fire Marshall & Emergency Management Academic Standards and Evaluations section, to enable graduates of the Fire Science Technology program the opportunity to challenge specific IFSAC/ProBoard certification testing in accordance with current NFPA standards.

Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills as well as practical experience that will enable them to start or further their specific career in the fire suppression and rescue fields. Skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and the individual's long-term opportunities for advancement.

The Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence is located nine kilometers from the main campus; students are responsible for arranging transportation to the centre and are encouraged to carpool.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training (PFET) Certificate

OR

O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
AND
Prior Learning Assessment:
NFPA 1001 & 2 Pro Board equivalent
NFPA 472 Awareness or equivalent
NFPA 472 Operations Pro Board or equivalent
NFPA 1006 Core Rescue or equivalent
Current York Physical Fitness or CPAT test or equivalent

Employment Opportunities

Typical positions that our graduates fine include: municipal fire departments in the fields of fire suppression and fire prevention; industrial manufacturing in the areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency equipment sales, rescue response, fire protection system maintenance and insurance company loss prevention specialists.

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Educational Pathways

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