Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training

Full-Time

Course List

Term 1

FGO-1106: Fire Ground Operations I

This course is the first of three that will provide the firefighter student with the basic components of Fireground Operations. The education and training is based on the skills and knowledge required for certification as a firefighter in accordance with the NFPA 1001 (2019) Levels I and II Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) and required skills as listed by the section of the standard in the course Learning Outcomes. The student will describe, demonstrate and perform the skills and knowledge required to fulfil the course requirements in accordance with the listed sections of NFPA 1001 (2019) and the current skills and knowledge requirements. Evaluations will be conducted in accordance with the Academic Standards and Evaluation (AS&E) branch of the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management (OFMEM). Successful students will obtain both the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification and ProBoard certification.

COM-1113: Workplace Communications

This course focuses on skills required in any organization or position: writing business documents, responding to realistic scenarios, and speaking in an organized and vibrant manner. Students will practice professional communications skills by producing, revising, and editing short business documents and engaging in verbal interactions and presentations.

PED-1123: Fire Sciences Fitness I

This course introduces the student to the various aspects of firefighter fitness training including both theory and practice. Special emphasis is placed on cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Students will examine the mental aspects of fitness training, job performance tasks, principles of fitness training, nutritional guidelines and basic strategies to maintain lifelong fitness. Various physical training techniques designed to increase or maintain the student's present level of physical fitness and enable the student to successfully pass the York University Fire Fighter Fitness/Recruit Test are engaged in.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

EPR-2206: Environmental Protection and Rescue Operations

This module provides an overview of basic components of environmental hazards and rescue operations to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards: . 1001 (2019) Firefighter Level I & II; . 1072 (2017) Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations; and . 1670 (2017) Technical Search and Rescue Operations and Training. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills performance, in accordance with the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) and the required skills as listed by the section of the standard in the course Learning Outcomes. Student will describe, demonstrate and perform the skills and knowledge required to fulfill the course requirements in accordance with the listed sections of NFPA 1001 (2019), NFPA 1072 (2017) and NFPA 1670 levels. Evaluations will be conducted in accordance with the Academic Standards and Evaluation (AS&E) branch of the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management (OFMEM). Successful students will obtain both the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification and ProBoard certification.

Term 2

EPC-1203: Firefighter Emergency Patient Care

This course provides an overview of the Ontario emergency medical care system (EMS) and specific roles of members of the emergency response team. Content will cover common medical/trauma conditions, related patient care and associated situational management. Emphasis will be on the specific role and responsibilities of the firefighter emergency patient care responder and the teamwork essential to the effectiveness of the EMS response. Included will be legislation, regulations, standards and established policies, procedures and protocols as well as the role of members of the emergency response team and the specific role of the firefighter emergency care responder in accordance with current Canadian Red Cross First Responder program standards.

FGO-2206: Fire Ground Operations II

This course is the 2nd of three that will provide the firefighter student with the basic components of Fireground Operations. The education and training is based on environmental hazards and rescue operations to the NFPA 1001 (2019) and NFPA 1072 (2017) Awareness and Operations standards for knowledge and skills performance, in accordance with the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) and required skills as listed by the section of the standard in the course Learning Outcomes. The student will describe, demonstrate and perform the skills and knowledge required to fulfill the course requirements in accordance with the listed sections of NFPA 1001 (2019) and NFPA 1072 (2017) Awareness and Operations levels. Evaluations will be conducted in accordance with the Academic Standards and Evaluation (AS&E) branch of the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management (OFMEM). Successful students will obtain both the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification and ProBoard certification.

FGO-2216: Fire Ground Operations III

This course is the 3rd of three that will provide the firefighter student with the basic components of Fireground Operations. The education and training is based on the skills and knowledge required for certification as a firefighter, in accordance with the NFPA 1001 (2019) Level I and II, Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) and required skills as listed by the section of the standard in the course Learning Outcomes. The student will describe, demonstrate and perform the skills and knowledge required to fulfill the course requirements in accordance with the listed sections of NFPA 1001 (2019). Evaluations will be conducted in accordance with the Academic Standards and Evaluation (AS&E) branch of the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management (OFMEM). Successful students will obtain both the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification and ProBoard certification.

PED-2123: Fire Science Fitness II

The focus of this course is to help prepare the student for the severe physical demands of fire fighting. Various methods of training will be incorporated in order to improve the student's fitness level. A progressive program of cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance will be implemented. There will be an emphasis on muscular strength/endurance and flexibility training throughout the course.

PSY-1213: Behaviour Health for First Responders

The current climate in first response demands that service providers be proactively prepared with a keen awareness of the demands of the job both personally and professionally. Students who take this course will develop essential self-awareness skills, enhance their knowledge of mental health issues in themselves and others, learn to foster collegiality through team work, and augment their understanding of the impact of workplace dynamics on one's mental health. Successful completion of the course will result in improved resiliency to meet the demands of a career in first response.

Term 3

FFP-3009: Provincial Testing

This course provides the student with an opportunity to review knowledge and skills from the entire Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training (PFET) program in preparation for testing by the Academic Standards and Evaluation branch of the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management (OFMEM). Successful students will obtain both the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification and ProBoard certification. The course also includes an opportunity for participation in the Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) day public education event. This course also will allow the student to challenge the testing required for certification as a First Responder though the Canadian Red Cross.

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