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 Emergency Services Technology - Fire
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SchoolLakeland College
LocationVermilion, AB, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 3,241
Full-time Graduate: 2,497
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length1 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants 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.
Cost
Provincial: $21,017
National: $21,017

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes the cost of books, supplies, and field trips.
Scholarships6 scholarship(s)
DescriptionYou'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.
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*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.