Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training

Full-Time

Program Information

This 10-month certificate program provides the successful graduate with knowledge and skills in basic fire suppression principles and practices, medical first responder, fire prevention/public education, and specialty modules such as vehicle extrication and environmental hazards. Skills practice and testing in simulated and controlled live fire training scenarios will be conducted in accordance with current standards indicated in NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 & 2, NFPA 472 awareness and operations.

Curriculum is based on the NFPA standards and includes additional components specifically oriented to gaining employment in fire service.

Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program are eligible to write the OFMEM Provincial Firefighter Test to obtain their NFPA 1001 Level I and II; NFPA 472 awareness and core operations.

Students train at Lambton College's Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence, the largest live-fueled training centre in Canada, located 9 km from the main campus. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to the centre and are encouraged to car pool.

Device Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

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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Admission Requirements

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

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Typical opportunities that are available to graduates of this certificate program include positions in municipal fire departments, in the fields of fire suppression and fire prevention.

Each municipality in the province of Ontario is responsible for their own hiring criteria and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they are aware of the hiring criteria when submitting an application for employment. 

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

  • Ability 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 CPR level HCP (for Health Care Providers) dated not more than 12 months prior to the closing date of the application and maintained current within 12 months throughout the recruitment and selection process
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application and possess O.S.S.D. Grade 12 or academic equivalency
  • Legally entitled to work for any employer 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

Fire Sciences
519-542-7751 ext 3809

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


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