Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training
Program Code: PFET (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year (10 Months) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Certificate
Term 1 PSF-1006 Fireground Operations I PSF-1016 Environmental Protection and Rescue Operations COM-1113 Workplace Communications PED-1123 Fire Science Fitness I JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 PSF-2006 Fire Ground Operations II PSF-2016 Fire Ground Operations III PSF-2023 Firefighter Emergency Patient Care PED-2123 Fire Science Fitness II PSY-1213 Behaviour Health for First Responders Term 3 PSF-3009 Provincial Testing and Skills Evaluation

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 National Fire Protection Association (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 certifications.

The Fire School Campus - located 14 kilometres from the main campus - is the largest live fire training centre in Canada and includes a hot tower, a search and rescue tower, a fleet of emergency response apparatus, tools and equipment, and an expansive industrial training ground, centred around a state of practice training facility.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:

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

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Program Information