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Two semesters, beginning in September and February
Humber's Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Certificate will help prepare you for the demands of becoming a firefighter. Your training will begin with courses on how fire departments operate and the kind of equipment used on the job. Then go more in-depth into fire behaviour and combustion chemistry, firefighting techniques, rescue strategies, fire apparatus operations, emergency care for patients, hazardous materials awareness and firefighter fitness training. Faculty who are certified fire service trainers and active firefighters will spark your interest and prepare you for the field by sharing their extensive experience and expertise in the classroom.
Experience the everyday reality of firefighting by practising your skills in a burn tower and by participating on a duty fire crew, where you'll observe how firefighters work at the station and on the scene of an emergency. Guidance on finding employment that includes support with resumés and job interviews will prepare you to build a gratifying career in this important occupation.
Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program. For dates, call 416.675.6622 ext. 3484.
Firefighters are among the most respected members of emergency services professionals because of the important role they play in saving lives, property and the environment. Transform your desire to join this rewarding line of work through Humber's Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training certificate.
Ontario's more than 10,000 full-time firefighters use their skills, physical abilities and fire prevention and suppression techniques to put out fires and keep society secure.
Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program have been hired by fire departments in cities across the province and the country, including in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Vaughan, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax, as well as by the Canadian Forces.
The purpose of the pre-graduate experience (a minimum of 172 hours) is to afford students an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned and to apply them during intensive practice sessions using their basic skills in various areas. The student will be required to have successfully completed all other vocational theory and skills courses within the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program.
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) through the Endorsement Review Board (ERB) endorses the program content of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program. This curriculum is based on the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Ontario Standardized Curriculum for Firefighters (2008), which meets the body of knowledge and practical skills required to meet the job-related performance objectives specified in the Ontario Fire Services Firefighter Standards. Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program are eligible to write the Office of the Fire Marshall (OFM) Provincial Firefighter Test.
Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
The 2013/2014 fee for two semesters is
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2013/2014 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.
$55 for testing session; approximately $175 for York University Fitness Evaluation (on a date scheduled by Humber); and approximately $700 for firefighter-related textbooks/equipment. Psychology and Humanities books are extra.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|FPRE 101||Introduction to Fire Service|
|FPRE 102||Fire Behaviour and Chemistry of Combustion|
|FPRE 103||Fire Ground Operations 1|
|FPRE 106||Firefighter Fitness Training|
|FPRE 109||Specialized Rescue 1|
|FPRE 110||Role of Firefighter in the Community 2|
|GNED 101||An Introduction to Arts and Science|
|WRIT 225||Professional Communications - Firefighters|
|Course Code||Course Name|
|FPRE 105||Role of Firefighter In the Community 1|
|FPRE 150||Fire Apparatus Operations|
|FPRE 151||Fire Ground Operations 2|
|FPRE 152||Firefighter Emergency Patient Care|
|FPRE 153||Live Fire Evolutions|
|FPRE 154||WHMIS/Hazardous Materials - Awareness|
|FPRE 155||Firefighter Mechanical Aptitude|
|FPRE 200||Fire Ground Operations 3|
|FPRE 201||Pre-Graduate Experience|
|PSYC 110||Psychology: Introduction|