Conestoga College Regional Training Centre


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Conestoga College Regional Training Centre


The Conestoga College Regional Training Centre (RTC) delivers a range of Ontario Fire College courses to fire service personnel at the Waterloo Regional Emergency Services Training and Research Centre (WRESTRC). Located in Waterloo Region, the RTC provides accessible training to fire stations in Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph and across Ontario.

Upcoming Courses:

Course Date Course Name Registration Deadline
November 14-18, 2022  Fire Code Div B Part 9-22-3 CC October 24, 2022
December 1-3, 2022 Courtroom Procedures-22-8 CC November 10, 2022
January 6-8, 14-15, 2023 NFPA 1031 Fire Insp 1-23-1 CC January 15, 2023
January 13-15, 2023 NFPA 1021 FOI Blended-23-1 CC November 11, 2022
January 25-27, 2023 NFPA 1521 ISO Blended-23-2 CC November 23, 2022
February 3-5, 11-12, 2023 NFPA 1021 FOII Blended-23-2 CC December 2, 2022
February 8-10, 2023 NFPA 1041 Instr I Blended-23-2 CC December 7, 2022
March 6-10, 2023 NFPA 1041 Instr II Blended-23-3 CC January 3, 2022

Click here to register


Why train at RTC?

  • Our instructors are experienced firefighters ranging from first class firefighters to fire chiefs.
  • We accept an unlimited number of applicants from an individual fire department per course, up to the enrolment maximum.
  • We offer flexibility in course delivery that includes week-long courses as well as weekend and night courses.
  • We have the ability to offer separate, custom course offerings.

About the WRESTRC Facility

The WRESTRC state-of-the-art facility sits on a 72-acre property that includes:
  • a large two-bay drive-through apparatus garage which houses two fire trucks: a pumper and 65-foot quint;
  • a bunker gear washing facility and a high pressure air cylinder charging system;
  • a concrete live fire burn building featuring a five-storey structure attached to a seven-storey high-rise tower and a two-storey house used for search and rescue, ventilation, laddering, hose advancement and a range of other drills;
  • propane props which include car, LPG tank, liquid fuel spill, dumpster and barbecue fires;
  • other props including a variety of roof, wall, door and ceiling props for breaching drills, water props from a large pond to pressurized hydrants; and
  • a 1.2 kilometre driver training track.

Contact Us!

Contact us for additional information about the Conestoga College Regional Training Centre and how we can tailor courses to your needs.

Dan Mills
Coordinator, Conestoga College Regional Training Centre at WRESTRC
Conestoga College Regional Training Centre
at Waterloo Region Emergency Services Training and Research Centre
Gate 3
1001 Erbs Road
Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z4

Conestoga's story

Established in 1967, Conestoga now serves approximately 23,000 registered students through campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford and is a provincial leader in apprenticeship training. Continuing education programs attract approximately 30,000 enrolments each year.

As the region’s only provider of polytechnic education, Conestoga plays an integral role in the success of our community: 65 per cent of our graduates remain in the area after completing their education, contributing more than $2.3 billion each year to the local economy. More than 50 per cent of the local adult population has accessed our services.

Conestoga delivers more than 300 career-focused programs, and has more degree offerings than any other college outside of the GTA, including Ontario’s only college-based, accredited engineering degrees.

As one of the country's top research colleges, Conestoga’s applied research activities support student learning and helps area businesses grow, innovate and improve their productivity.