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Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

Cambrian College

Faculty:Health Sciences, Nursing and Emergency Services
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,794


Prepare for entry into a fire service career. Cambrian's partnerships with fire departments and the community offer you intensive practical experience and testing in both simulated and controlled live fire training scenarios.

The curriculum is based on the requirements for the NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 standards as identified by the National Fire Protection Association. Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program are eligible to write the OFM Provincial Firefighter test, and upon successful completion of this test can apply for standing under NFPA 1001 as Firefighter Level I and II from the Proboard.


Additional Admission Requirements:

    • Current certificate in CPR (Level C) and First Aid
    • Students must attend a mandatory information session at Cambrian College during the first week of classes at which time, the content of the Program will be outlined and employment opportunities will be discussed. Students must also participate in a fitness assessment, during the first week of classes, to demonstrate required fitness level in order to find employment in the fire service. The assessment will be at a reasonable additional cost to the student. Students do not have to pass the assessment in order to get into the Program, but do need to pass the assessment in order to graduate.

    * 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.

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