Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training
Program Code: PFET (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year (10 Months) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Certificate Starts: Sep (Waitlisted)
Mobile Learning Program
Term 1 FGO-1106 Fire Ground Operations I COM-1113 Workplace Communications PED-1123 Fire Sciences Fitness I JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective EPR-2206 Environmental Protection and Rescue Operations Term 2 EPC-1203 Firefighter Emergency Patient Care FGO-2206 Fire Ground Operations II FGO-2216 Fire Ground Operations III PED-2123 Fire Science Fitness II PSY-1213 Behaviour Health for First Responders Term 3 FFP-3009 Provincial Testing

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. Over 250 hours of 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 1072 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 participate in OFMEM Provincial Firefighter Testing to obtain their NFPA 1001 Level I and II; NFPA 1072 awareness and core operations.

The Fire School Campus - located 14 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 fear and equipment, and an expansive industrial training ground, centred around the classroom building and a replicated Fire Hall. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to the Fire School campus and are encouraged to car pool.

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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
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry 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.

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

Tuition Fees
Breakdown of fees for

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Fire Sciences
519-542-7751 ext 3809

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