Basic Firefighting

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The Basic Firefighting program has been established in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 for fire service professional qualifications. Accreditation is granted by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), and at completion of the program, through the Canadian Forces College Opportunities Program, the course certificate is recognized by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

unnamedThe Fire Fighting program covers a variety of topics both in the classroom and through hands on experience. These would include fire safety, tools & equipment, fire suppression, vehicle extraction, ladders and forcible entry to name but a few. The course also covers hazardous materials recognition, safety, actions and decontamination. In addition, all cadets received Medical First Responder training during the course.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded IFSAC Certificate Seals for Firefighter Level I and II, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations.

Duration: 22 weeks
Begins in: September

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All of the full time programs, offered at the Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence, require cadets stay in the residential dormitory provided during their training, excluding the on the job component of the program.

The residence provides experiential learning that would not be possible if students interacted with one another in an instructional setting alone. Residence life allows students to develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, time management and communications. It further enhances the development of gender and cross-cultural sensitivity, which are essential to a successful career in the public safety community.

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