Following the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I & II standard, this program blends theory, lab practice, and field experience. Students will be expected to perform fire related duties at a considerable height or in very confined spaces in preparation for entry into the firefighting profession. Prepare yourself for an exciting career as a professional firefighter, or in related employment.
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Everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo and we believe in thinking differently.
The way we challenge the status quo is by being innovative with our delivery, smaller class sizes, great instructor to student ratio for our practical training and by our close partnership with the Brockville Fire Department.
We just also happen to have one of the best firefighter programs in the province, do you want to join us?
For more than 10 years the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training Program at St. Lawrence College has successfully provided students with the knowledge and skills required to become firefighter. Students develop a sound knowledge of fire science and behaviour, fire suppression, fire prevention, auto extrication, ice/water rescue, emergency patient care, confined space, simulated and controlled live fire training scenarios and community service. Students also receive assistance with their resumé, career planning and attend a mock interview session in preparation for the job application process. A St. Lawrence College graduate will be career ready and prepared to enter the fire service industry.
For 2015 we have added some exciting new courses to our Pre-Service Program. Fire 900 Wildfire Management and Response is the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) SP 103 course. This course is designed to provide the municipal firefighter with the knowledge, skills and basic understanding of wildfire management operations across Canada and is facilitated by an instructor with over 35 years of MNR wildfire experience. Fire 1000 Technical Rescuer Introduction is NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 rope core competencies. Chapter 5 is the prerequisite for any further technical rescue course in Ontario. The facilitator for Fire 1000 was on the Provincial committee that developed and designed the Chapter 5 Program that is delivered at the Ontario Fire College and brings over 20 years of experience in technical rescue to our program.
The program is run in conjunction with the Brockville Fire Department, our local fire department partner. Our students learn and work hand-in-hand with the men and women of the Brockville Fire Department at their stations. We have a strong partnership with the Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire and Emergency Services, working and training in their stations with their equipment and the students have a 24-hour boot camp experience in an Elizabethtown-Kitley station.
Upon successful completion of the fire specific components, the graduate will be eligible to undergo provincial testing to meet the requirements of the Office of the Fire Marshal. Upon successful completion of all provincial testing the student will achieve NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II certification and NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Pre-Service Firefighter students raise $2,500 for Palliative Care
• Industrial Fire and Safety
• Professional Firefighting
• Municipal Fire Department
• Fire Inspection
• Volunteer Firefighting
• Ministry of Natural Resources
• Fire Prevention and Public Education
• Canadian Military
• Airport authority as an airport firefighter
The program requires that all prospective students attend a mandatory orientation session, which reviews admissions requirements, program design, courses related to job performance, common requirements for fire department selection, and job performance requirements. At the mandatory orientation session, students will be required to participate in a series of tests designed to measure/illustrate their academic, mental and physical ability. Testing is not used for screening purposes for the school year, but will demonstrate to students the strict requirements and expectations of a firefighter’s duties.
Apply now at www.ontariocolleges.ca.
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