DISCLAIMER
The following training is not endorsed or approved by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs. This is a paid advertising service in which educational institutions and training facilities purchase to advertise. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs assumes no liability for those utilizing, contacting or performing the training listed on these pages and are not responsible for detailed information in this regard.  Questions should be directed to the applicable training facility. If you wish to advertise your training opportunties on this website, contact us

 

Emergency Services Training Centre

40193 Blyth Rd.
Blyth ON  N0M 1H0
226-523-9500 ext 200

 


About Us


The Emergency Services Training Centre (ESTC) in Blyth, Ontario is a resounding success. The ESTC has become a model for fire, emergency response and corporate training in Ontario. In 2003, the concept for the Emergency Services Training Centre was developed when “need met opportunity.” The ESTC was designed to:

  • Develop unique programs to meet the specific demands of the target groups, with special training requirements;
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationships with various organizations;
  • Create programs for the 88% of Ontario fire departments with volunteer members; and
  • Create programs for the agricultural community in mid-western Ontario.

The ESTC opened in July 2004, with a ribbon cutting by then Ontario Fire Marshal Bernard Moyle. The Centre was originally designed to meet the demand for practical hands-on training by municipal fire services and the private sector. The response to this new method of learning was immediate and sustained: The small facility on ¾-acre of land quickly began to grow into an industry leader with 18 training props and facilities covering a still-growing 7-acre complex. Over $800,000 in cash and in-kind donations have been contributed to ESTC from commercial and industrial partners. In 2011 that investment continued with the addition of $1.9 million in site improvements, including an 18,000 square foot technology building complete with classrooms, washrooms and a large apparatus bay able to accommodate 12 apparatus. This improvement also included additions to our burn building and complete site paving.

In 2005, ESTC provided its first Ontario Fire College (OFC) course for rural fire fighters, providing volunteer firefighter courses in cooperation with the Ontario Fire College. The ESTC is a Regional Training and Testing Centre for the OFC and OFMEM.

Due to demand for propane fire training, the Ontario Propane Association (OPA) funded development of the most advanced propane fire training ground in Canada. In 2006, ESTC held the first propane association response team course. Since that time, the number of courses has quadrupled, with a sustained waiting list.

The demand for training at ESTC continues to increase. The ESTC is the only provider in Ontario to offer advanced level propane emergency training, and is the province’s training site for Canadian Propane Association emergency response personnel (including industry and fire services from communities with propane plants). Today, the ESTC draws students from industrial workplaces and fire services across the province and the United States.

 

The training offered in this calendar is not endorsed or approved by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs. This section is a paid service in which educational institutions and training facilities purchase to advertise. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs assumes no liability for those utilizing, contacting or performing the training listed on these pages and are not responsible for detailed information in this regard.  Questions should be directed to the applicable training facility. If you wish to advertise your training opportunties on this website, contact us
 
AttachmentSize
ESTC Registration Application.pdf145.43 KB