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Program Capabilities

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Co-op students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference this capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfill the program requirements.

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The student will be capable of the following skills by the end of the term indicated:

Co-op Term

  • Assist a fire prevention officer in residential, commercial and institutional fire prevention inspections 
  • Respond, at the discretion of the senior fire officer, to fire and extrication emergencies to observe policy and procedures, but not actively participate in first response duties such as fire suppression, ventilation or rescue 
  • Participate in the performance of routine station duties including the general maintenance of the station, apparatus and equipment 
  • Perform other such duties that may be beneficial to assist the student in gaining an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an emergency responder in an urban community or industrial institution at the discretion of the senior officer 
  • Assist the Public Education officer in the preparation and delivery of community fire safety education programs

Upon Graduation

  • NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents competencies equivalency
  • NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Fire Pump equivalency
  • NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer equivalency
  • NFPA 1035 Public Educator equivalency 
  • NFPA 1081 Industrial Fire Brigade Incipient
  • Driver’s License training to Class “D” with a “Z” endorsement
  • Be of immediate benefit resulting from a recruit style broad based firefighter training experience acquired on the 17-acre Lambton College Fire Campus

Gradates may voluntarily challenge the Pro-Board Fire Service Professional Qualification System testing for:

  • NFPA 1072 Technician
  • NFPA 1035(1) Public Education
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder certification

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