Fire Science Technology

Full-Time

Program Information

The Fire Science Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a 10-month program designed with theory and hands-on applications to provide the graduating technologist with the necessary job skills to perform advanced-level duties in a variety of fire suppression and specialty technical rescue fields.

The program is designed to accept graduates of any Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program in Ontario as well as current fire service personnel (through a Prior Learning Assessment) as direct entrants into the Fire Science Technology program.

Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills, with over 300 hours of practical experience that will enable them to start or further their careers in the fire suppression and emergency rescue field. Internationally recognized and respected NFPA skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and the individual's long-term opportunities for advancement. No other college in Ontario offers this unique opportunity to further develop the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training skills and position the graduate as a serious municipal firefighter candidate

The Fire School Campus - located nine kilometres from the main campus - is the largest live fuelled training centre in Canada and includes a hot tower, a search and rescue tower, a fleet of emergency response vehicles, modern gear and equipment, and an expansive industrial training ground, centred around a new classroom building and a replicated Fire Hall. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to the centre and are encouraged to car pool.

Device Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

See full device requirements.

Admission Requirements

Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training (PFET) Certificate
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Prior Learning Assessment:
NFPA 1001 Level I and Level II Pro-Board or equivalent
NFPA 1072 Awareness Pro-Board or equivalent
NFPA 1072 Operations Pro-Board or equivalent
Current York Physical Fitness or CPAT test or equivalent

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O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U

Employment Opportunities

Typical positions that our graduates find 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.

In order to be eligible for consideration for employment in a municipal fire department within the Ontario fire service, you are required to:

  • Work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Speak, read and write English fluently and communicate clearly and precisely in high pressure situations
  • Have a Standard First Aid certificate and a valid CPR level BLS (Basic Life Support) 
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application and possess an O.S.S.D. Grade 12 or academic equivalency
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (citizen/landed immigrants) and free of any criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Have 20/30 vision in each eye without corrective lens, normal colour vision and normal unaided hearing

Educational Pathways

Transfer to Programs within Ontario

We've worked with Ontario colleges to provide the following transfer opportunities:

Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety

Want to see more Ontario transfers? Visit ONTransfer.ca.

Transfer to Programs outside of Ontario

John Jay College - graduates will be credited with 82 transferable credits toward:
Bachelor of Science in Fire Science

To discuss which courses you would still need to complete through John Jay College as part of this agreement, contact edupathways@lambtoncollege.ca.

Fire Sciences
519-542-7751 ext 3809

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Program Information
519-541-2403
info@lambtoncollege.ca


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