Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training
Program Outline 2013-2014
Phone: 705-728-1968 ext. 1741
The three semester program is based on the Ontario Firefighter Standards (revised
2008). It also meets and exceeds NFPA 1001, 1002 (2008 Edition.)
Upon successful completion of the Pre-Service program, the graduate will undergo provincial testing of the Office of the Fire Marshal. Upon being hired by a fire department and after a time period deemed appropriate by the chief, the firefighter may apply to the Ontario Fire College (OFC) to receive the OFC Certificate of Achievement.
Content will provide the successful graduate with knowledge and skills in the following areas: basic fire science, fire suppression principles and practise, firefighter first responder emergency patient care, fire prevention/public education, and specialty modules such as confined space and environmental hazards.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- apply skills and knowledge associated with efficient and effective fire services
- develop the necessary vocational, general education, and generic skills that promote career path eligibility and lifelong learning
- meet the ethical, legal and safety requirements inherent in professional fireservices
- engage safe practices and techniques when using fire department apparatus, tools and equipment
- effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, using common fire service terminology
- interact effectively with other members of the critical care team within diverse communities
- participate in community and civic learning experiences
- apply environmentally conscious behaviour in professional and personal life.
Fall Intake - Barrie Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 ----------------------- Fall | Winter | Summer 2013 | 2014 | 2014 Winter Intake - Barrie Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 ----------------------- Winter | Summer | Fall 2014 | 2014 | 2014
The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) endorses the content of this program. The curriculum for this program was developed by the OAFC, OFM and the Ontario
Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:
- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 University Mathematics; plus any Grade 11 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Biology (SB13C, SB13U or SB14U); plus Grade 12 College Chemistry, or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry or Grade 12 University Exercise Science (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U, PSE4U).
- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with: Communications; Business, Apprentice or Technical Mathematics; Biology, Chemistry
- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED); this does not meet science requirements
- Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and/or mature student testing that meets the minimum standards for admission
Applicants who are 19 years of age or over by the first day of classes, and who lack the academic entrance qualifications, may be considered for entrance to an appropriate post-secondary diploma or certificate program as mature applicants. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis and acceptance will be determined by counseling, Communication Placement Assessment (CPA), previous post-secondary education and evaluation of experience. Some programs also have specific prerequisite requirements that must be met prior to admission. Mature applicants must meet all program specific prerequisites. Those applying as mature students and having no documentation of Grade 12 education must supply, if required, proof of age, such as a copy of an official birth certificate or driver's licence. Refer to Section 2.5 and 2.6 of the Academic Calendar for further details.
29 Mandatory Courses
1 Communications Course
2 General Education Courses
Selection will be based on academic grades, portfolio, and testing results
- Applicants must submit a documented portfolio detailing past achievements, work experience and educational background (including all continuing education, seminars and any related activities). Volunteer work and team activities must be substantiated by hours, copies of certificates and reference letters
- Applicants may complete a Firefighter Aptitude Test consisting of mathematical reasoning, problem solving and analytical reasoning relating to firefighting
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
FIRE1000 Introduction to Fire Service
FIRE1019 Public Education and Introduction to Fire Protection Systems
FIRE1027 Rescue and Protective Equipment
FIRE1028 Firefighter Emergency Patient Care 1 Theory
FIRE1029 Firefighter Emergency Patient Care 1 Practical
FIRE1030 Fireground Operations 1 Practical
FIRE1032 Fire Safety Inspections for Firefighters
FIRE1033 Firefighter Emergency Patient Care 2 Theory
FIRE1034 Firefighter Emergency Patient Care 2 Practical
FIRE1039 Fireground Operations 2 Practical
FIRE1040 Vehicle Rescue and Extrication Theory
FIRE1041 Vehicle Rescue and Extrication Practical
FIRE1046 Apparatus Safety and Communications
FIRE1048 Incident Management and Firefighter Survival
FIRE1049 Firefighting Techniques 1 Theory
FIRE1050 Firefighting Techniques 1 Practical
FIRE1051 Specialized Rescue Operations Theory
FIRE1052 Specialized Rescue Operations Practical
FIRE1054 Hazmat Operations and Building Construction Theory
FIRE1055 Hazmat Operations and Building Construction Practical
FIRE1056 Firefighting Techniques 2 Theory
FIRE1057 Firefighting Techniques 2 Practical
FIRE1060 Fitness 1
FIRE1061 Pre-Graduate Experience 1
FIRE1062 Career Preparation for Firefighting and Fitness 2
FIRE1063 Pre-Graduate Experience 2
FIRE1064 Pre-Graduate Experience 3
FIRE1065 Pre-Graduate Experience 4
FIRE1066 Pre-Graduate Experience 5
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses
To be selected from College list