Georgian College

Pre-Service Firefighter - Education and Training

Program Information

School:Georgian College
Faculty:Community Studies
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Description:This program addresses the competency and occupational based curriculum designed to further the Ontario fire service professionalization process. The curriculum design is based on the Ontario Firefighter Standards (revised 2008), the Pre-Entry Program and the Ontario Firefighter Curriculum and is supported by the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (OFM) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC).

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to undergo provincial testing to meet the requirements of the Office of the Fire Marshal. Upon being hired by a fire department and after a time period deemed appropriate by the chief, the firefighter may apply to the Ontario Fire College to receive the OFC Certificate of Achievement. Content will provide the successful graduate with knowledge and skills in the following areas: basic fire science, fire suppression principles and practices, firefighter first responder emergency patient care, fire prevention/public education and specialty modules such as confined space and environmental hazards. Students will be provided with opportunities to practice and test in simulated and controlled live fire training situations in locations such as the Ontario Fire College and the College's fire training centre. Applicants are encouraged to attend a group orientation session prior to the beginning of the September or January semester.
URL:Pre-Service Firefighter - Education and Training at Georgian College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost includes tuition and ancillary fees.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD – 30 credits) at the general level, or equivalent. In place of the chemistry requirement, applicants may take Grade 12 University Exercise Science (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U, PSE4U). CPR Basic Rescue Certificate and Standard First Aid Certificate must be maintained throughout the program. Please submit a copy of both. Criminal Records check required prior to program start. Ensure copies of certificates and/or awards are submitted.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 08, 2010

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