Lakeland College

Emergency Services Technology - Fire

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Program Information

School:Lakeland College
Faculty:Fire and Emergency Services
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Description:You're ready to be a first responder. So prepare for a hot job in fire service or pre-hospital care by studying both emergency medical response and firefighting in this only full-time diploma course in Canada. Start with core training in both emergency medical and firefighting, then specialize in one of the two. Our fire program curriculum exceeds National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements including more practice runs and hands-on activities. Program graduates are eligible to write provincial International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and ProBoard certfication exams.

In the medical concentration - our curriculum matches the National Occupational Competency Profile. That's supplemented with strong hands-on experience with EMT theory (self-study and in-class) and labs, clinical rotation, ambulance practicum and hospital practicum. All are meant to give you practice in critical incident stress management and clinical skills. In the fire concentration - After learning and practicing on our live training field, you'll go on a fire station practicum. This supports your practical knowledge and professional qualifications as a fire department vehicle driver, fire inspector, public fire and life safety educator, and fire service instructor.
URL:Emergency Services Technology - Fire at Lakeland College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Fire ChiefsFirefighters

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 Science 

Applicants are required to have a high school diploma with a minimum of 50% in: English 30-1 or English 30-2; Math 20-3; and one grade 12 science, Biology 30 is preferred. Applicants are also required to be at least 18 years old. If you don't have the academic requirements you may qualify for special student status (entrance screening), however, fire departments may require you to have a high school diploma. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
Application Notes : Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you'll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) - minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) - minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.

* 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 July 30, 2020