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Skill Demands

  • Applicants must be able to lift a bulk mass of 18kg (40 lbs), and have the ability to dismantle and assemble large pieces of equipment.
  • A satisfactory level of both fine and gross motor control is required. 
  • Students will be required to climb vertical ladders and walk on platforms with open gratings. 
  • Students will not be allowed to wear contact lenses or glasses when wearing breathing apparatus.
  • Students must be clean-shaven to ensure a good seal with the face mask.

Although not required for acceptance into the program, students interested in pursuing a career in the municipal fire service should be aware that:

  • Visual requirements of 20/30 in each eye, without the use of corrective lenses, and satisfactory completion of a colour vision assessment may be required. 
  • They should not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted. 
  • They should be able to communicate in English, both written and oral. 
  • Some students with disabilities may require academic accommodation to equalize opportunities to meet the academic demands of a course or program.

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