Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

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Program Information

School:Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Description:The Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program will prepare students for a career in fire-fighting, and features an on-campus live burn training facility to provide hands on practice for students in essential fire-fighting skills. This program provides applicants with the required knowledge and skills through vocational courses in fire fighting, generic skills and general education courses in order to enhance job performance as a firefighter. Students have the opportunity to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge through lab and field placements within regional Fire Services. The three semesters of this program are offered consecutively. A dress code is in effect for all lab practice sessions and field placement activities. Students are required to purchase the student fire uniforms, crests, as well as basic personal fire boots and clothing items.
URL:Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training at Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Other requirements include an Ontario Class 'G' driver's licence recommended. It is also recommended that students attain a Class DZ driver’s licence by program completion. Class DZ driver’s licence is a prerequisite to employment in the fire services. Also, current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (C.P.R. - Level HP) (Must be obtained prior to the start of the program.); standard First Aid Certificate, or equivalent. (Must be obtained prior to the start of program.); physician’s medical report as per guide supplied by the College; and immunization record including Hepatitis B; 2-step Mantoux (with follow-up chest x-ray if the T.B. test is positive).

    * 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 September 30, 2021