Algonquin College

Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Description:The Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program at Algonquin College consists of three levels for a total of 38 weeks, and focuses on the knowledge and competencies required of a professional firefighter. To this end, this program conforms to the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications, as well as the Operational level standards of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

During the first level students are introduced to a range of fire service subject matter, including operational, prevention, and medical, theory and techniques. Students also complete courses in Psychology and Professional Communications. The second level includes learning about hazardous materials, enhanced emergency medical response training, and further fire-ground operational knowledge and skills. The third level involves students participating in a number of experiential learning activities. These activities include auto extrication training, fire simulation, and a live-fire training experience which serves as a culminating opportunity to apply the theory and skills that have been learned from the onset of the program.
URL:Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:40 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $15,682

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $15,681.86. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $25,231.86.
Careers:Firefighters

* 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 December 15, 2015