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Pre service firefighter education and training in ontario
 

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A post-secondary pre-service firefighter program prepares students for careers in fire service industry.

A post-secondary pre-service firefighter program prepares students for careers in fire service industry.

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    Pre service firefighter education and training in ontario Pre service firefighter education and training in ontario Document Transcript

    • Pre Service Firefighter Education and Training in Ontario The pre-service firefighter education and training is a one-year post- secondary program that teaches potential firefighting professionals theoretical and practical aspects of firefighting. It aims to help students develop skills in fire suppression, rescue operations and environmental protection. Graduates of a pre-service firefighter program are capable of:  Working with fire-service teams and pre-hospital emergency care providers  Providing support as a team member in emergency and non- emergency situations  Using problem solving and decision making skills in emergency and non-emergency situations  Demonstrating confidence, professionalism and sensitivity in a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations  Using safe practices and techniques with apparatus, tools and equipments of fire department  Communicating effectively using electronic, written, verbal and non-verbal methods of communication  Ensuring ethical, safety and legal requirements for operating in fire safety industry  Developing the skills required to suppress fire, educate community, offer firefighter emergency patient care, protect environment and conduct special rescue operations  Working in teams with a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others The profession of firefighting is not for everyone. Those who are genuinely interested in serving others and having a strong desire to make a meaningful difference in their lives should consider entering the fire service industry. The job also demands emotional stability and ability to work in flexible shifts and stressful situations. Pre-service Firefighter Courses in Canada
    • The pre-service firefighter courses in Canada typically run for one year and cover a wide range of subjects including:  Introduction to fire service  Fire ground operations  Emergency patient care  Fire equipment  Fire suppression  Rescue operations  Environmental protection  Fire safety inspection  Professional preparation  Social analysis to social action Students also gain practical experience in rescue operations and fire suppression while utilizing training facilities at Toronto Fire Services and the state-of-the-art patient care lab. Enrollment Guide In order to apply for a pre-service firefighter course, you will need:  Ontario Secondary School Diploma  English Grade 12 C or University or equivalent  Mathematics Grade 11 M or 12 C or University or equivalent  One Science Grade 11 or 12 (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Exercise Science)  To complete a self-identifying questionnaire After admission, you will need to submit:  Clear police check with vulnerable sector screening  Clear medical report  Proof of immunization
    •  Complete CPR and First Aid Training  Class DZ driving licence In addition, you should also have 20/30 vision in each eye without corrective lenses and normal unaided hearing. Choosing the Right College in Ontario A number of colleges in Ontario offer pre-service firefighter education and training. Unfortunately, not all are accredited to a state governing body. While choosing a college in Canada, ensure that the program:  Curriculum is approved by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) and the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall (OFM)  Combines theory and practical  Provides field placement  Makes you eligible to write the Ontario Fire Marshall Provincial Testing  Is taught in partnership with Toronto Fire Services Centennial College’s pre-service firefighter education and training program meets all these criteria and prepares you for an exciting career in fire service industry.