Join us September 8-10, 2022 at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay for FireCon 2022.

About Fire Con

For the past 30 years, Emergency North Training (ENT), has developed critical regional training courses and programs for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories, and First Nations in northwestern Ontario. The main training forum held each September is known as FireCon.
 
Municipal budgets in the north continue to be under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending. With that said, the courses offered at FireCon, on a per-student basis, is the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training at a recognized standard.  As such, ENT prides itself in delivering affordable, accessible, and attainable training programs and courses. Courses offered at FireCon adhere to the standards of Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM), Emergency Management (EM), and the Ministry of Labour. 

By collaborating and partnering with the OFM, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, and corporate sponsors, we can ensure that our objective of providing regional emergency training, in particular, the staging of FireCon event, remains possible.
 
But FireCon is more than just training, FireCon hosts a professional trade show where attendees receive information from company experts on new equipment, technologies, and services. On Saturday evening, we host our annual banquet where attendees enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment and have the opportunity to network with their friends in the fire service.
 

FireCon 2022 Registration Information & Rates

Emergency North Training (ENT) is an incorporated, non-profit organization whose mission is to offer valuable training at an affordable price. The ENT Board of Directors recognizes that municipalities in northwestern Ontario are consistently under funding pressures and have committed to re-investing any profits made from the event into the program for the following year.
 
For questions about FireCon courses, please contact us at 905-426-9865/1-800-774-6651 or by email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca
 
Package Option
Inclusions
FireCon 2022  All-Inclusive Package - 4 nights
$1,300.00 + HST
 
 
  • Four nights’ accommodation (September 7, 8, 9, & 10)
  • Conference September 8, 9, & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 8, 9, & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
ENT will book your room for you, if you choose this package.  Your room with be at one of the overflow hotels.  Victoria Inn is SOLD OUT
FireCon 2022  All-Inclusive Package - 3 nights
$1,000.00 + HST
  • Three nights’ accommodation (September 8, 9, & 10)
  • Conference September 9 & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 9 & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
ENT will book your room for you, if you choose this package.  Your room with be at one of the overflow hotels.  Victoria Inn is SOLD OUT
FireCon 2022  - 3 day package
$565.00 + HST
 
 
 
  • Conference September 8, 9, & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 8, 9, & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
FireCon 2022  - 2 day package
$400.00 + HST
 
  • Conference September 9 & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 9 & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
FireCon Banquet, additional tickets - September 10
$85.00 + HST
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Dinner, entertainment, & Awards
Ontario Fire College Candidate Testing Only
$30.00 + HST
 
  • Ontario Fire College Candidate Certification Test
  • Trade Show Pass
 
 
Track Name
 
Dates
A
Search and Rescue
2-day
Sept 9/10
B
Firefighter I Essentials
2-day
Sept 9/10
C
Live Fire Attack - FULL
2-day
Sept 9/10
D
Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue
2-day
Sept 9/10
E
Heavy Vehicle Extrication - FULL
2-day
Sept 9/10
F-1
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I
Certification Track
3-day
Sept 8/9/10
F-2
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I
Certification Track
3-day
Sept 8/9/10
G
Livestock Safety & Extrication Program
2-day
Sept 9/10
H
Public Education & Prevention Track
2-day
Sept 9/10
I -1
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5) Certification Track
3.5-day
Sept 8/9/10/11
I -2
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5) Certification Track
3.5-day
Sept 8/9/10/11
J
NFPA 1521 Certification Track
3-day
Sept 8/9/10
K
SP-230 Wildland Fire Strategies and Tactics
2-day
Sept 9/10
L
Leadership
2-day
Sept 9/10
M
Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Familiarization Workshop
2-day
Sept 9/10
 

 

2022 Emergency North Training Board of Directors

 
President
Chief
Kent Readman
Kenora

 
 
Vice President 
Chief
Graham Warburton
Atikokan
 
Treasurer
Deputy Chief 
David Paxton
Thunder Bay
 
Secretary
Chief
Jan Morrison
Schreiber
 
Past President
Captain 
Todd Skene

 

Director
Chief
Scott Trach
Oxdrift
 
 
Director
Chief
Sarah Shoemaker
Nolalu Emergency Services Team

 

 

Director
Chief
Dexter Hupe
Red Lake

 

Read about FireCon History

FireCon 2022 Registration opens Tuesday, June 14, 2022

 
Emergency North Training (ENT) is an incorporated, non-profit organization whose mission is to offer valuable training at an affordable price. The ENT Board of Directors recognizes that municipalities in northwestern Ontario are consistently under funding pressures and have committed to re-investing any profits made from the event into the program for the following year.
 
Package Option
Inclusions
FireCon 2022  All-Inclusive Package - 4 nights
$1,300.00 + HST
 
 
 
  • Four nights’ accommodation (September 7, 8, 9, & 10)
  • Conference September 8, 9, & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 8, 9, & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
ENT will book your room for you, if you choose this package.  
FireCon 2022  All-Inclusive Package - 3 nights
$1,000.00 + HST
 
  • Three nights’ accommodation (September 8, 9, & 10)
  • Conference September 9 & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 9 & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
ENT will book your room for you, if you choose this package
FireCon 2022  - 3 day package
$565.00 + HST
 
 
 
 
  • Conference September 8, 9, & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 8, 9, & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
FireCon 2022  - 2 day package
$400.00 + HST
 
  • Conference September 9 & 10
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks September 9 & 10
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Trade Show access
  • General meeting on September 10
FireCon Banquet, additional tickets - September 10
$85.00 + HST
  • FireCon Banquet September 10
  • Dinner, entertainment, & Awards
Ontario Fire College Candidate Testing Only
$30.00 + HST
 
  • Ontario Fire College Candidate Certification Test
  • Trade Show Pass

 

 
Track Name
 
Dates
A
Search and Rescue
2-day
Sept 9/10
B
Firefighter I Essentials
2-day
Sept 9/10
C
Live Fire Attack - FULL
2-day
Sept 9/10
D
Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue
2-day
Sept 9/10
E
Heavy Vehicle Extrication FULL
2-day
Sept 9/10
F-1
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I
Certification Track
3-day
Sept 8/9/10
F-2
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I 
Certification Track
3-day
Sept 8/9/10
G
Livestock Safety & Extrication Program
2-day
Sept 9/10
H
Public Education & Prevention Track
2-day
Sept 9/10
I -1
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5) Certification Track
3.5-day
Sept 8/9/10/11
I -2
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5) Certification Track
3.5-day
Sept 8/9/10/11
J
NFPA 1521 Certification Track
3-day
Sept 8/9/10
K
SP-230 Wildland Fire Strategies and Tactics
2-day
Sept 9/10
L
Leadership
2-day
Sept 9/10
M
Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Familiarization Workshop
2-day
Sept 9/10
 
For questions about FireCon courses, please contact us by email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca
 

 
2021/2022 Emergency North Training Board of Directors 
President
Chief
Kent Readman
Kenora
Vice President 
Chief
Graham Warburton
Atikokan
Treasurer
Deputy Chief 
David Paxton
Thunder Bay
Secretary
Chief
Jan Morrison
Schreiber
Director
Chief Sarah Shoemaker
Nolalu Emergency 
Services Team
 
Director
Chief
Scott Trach
Oxdrift
Director
Chief
Dexter Hupe
Red Lake
Past President
Captain
Todd Skene
McKenzie Clearwater

FireCon 2022 Courses 

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For questions about FireCon courses, please contact us by email kris.newton@oafc.on.ca

Please note that times/locations are subject to change.  Ensure you keep informed by providing us with your email address so you can receive the most up-to-date information on your program.  
 
The following agenda provides an overview of the schedule at-a-glance, including associated events taking place during the event.  The full program list is below.
 
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Thursday, September 8
08:00-17:00
3-day courses begin 
Various locations
08:30-12:30
OFC Advisory Meeting
TBA
13:00-16:30
Fire Coordinators Meeting
TBA
16:30-17:30
OAFC PAC Meeting - Areas 9 & 10
TBA
17:00-21:00
Trade Show Open
Embassy/Regency B&C
18:00
Opening Ceremonies 
Hospitality Meet & Greet
Embassy/Regency B&C
Friday, September 9
08:00-10:00
Networking/Breakfast Reception
Embassy/Regency B&C
10:00-17:00
2-day courses begin
Various locations
16:00-21:00
Suppliers Trade Show
Embassy/Regency B&C
TBA
Annual General Meeting Emergency North Training
TBA
18:00
Vendor Networking
Cash bar, complimentary appetizers
Embassy/Regency B&C
Saturday, September 10
18:00
Banquet - Reception, Dinner & Entertainment
(Extra tickets available)
Embassy/Regency B&C
 
Program A – Search & Rescue 
Dates:  September 9 & 19, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Friday 1000-1700/Saturday 0800-1630
Location:  Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Regional Training Centre
Max:  24   Min: 12
 
This 2-day program is for all levels of fire service personnel. The course covers personal protective equipment (PPE) and search & rescue in a controlled environment with advancement and exposure to controlled smoke and fire conditions. 
 
The importance of information gathering is highlighted, including the use of pre-plans to determine likely victim location.  Search patterns, victim stabilization and removal, safety, hazard recognition and inter-agency co-operation are emphasized.  
 
Students will perform fire ground operations by conducting incident size-up, requesting assistance, searching for, rescuing and evacuating individuals, protecting exposures, confining, controlling and extinguishing the fire, salvaging and overhauling the structure and its contents so that lives are protected and property loss and damage to the environment is minimized.
 
Student PPE Requirements:  Full turnout gear, NFPA current edition. SCBA mask and SCBA cylinders minimum 2 cylinders each. Safety toe shoes for fire ground.
 
Student pre-requisites: FIT Testing on SCBA Masks - All participants are required to provide proof of FIT testing from their fire chief.
 
Program B - Firefighter I Essentials
Dates: September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Location: Victoria Inn & Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Regional Training Centre
Time: Friday 1000-1800/Saturday 0800-1700
Max:  20  Min:  14
 
Firefighter 1 Essentials is geared for the newer firefighter. Using the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Ontario Fire College certified instructors will guide the firefighter through a highly interactive and practical program improving the fire fighters practical skills. 
 
Day One: Introduction to Incident Management and Personal Accountability Procedures followed by a refresher on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
Students will learn the proper use, inspection and care of their SCBA and PPE, and gain great confidence in the effectiveness of the PPE for the fire ground.  The afternoon will concentrate on the Ground Ladder, NFPA Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) where instructors will work with students on proper carry and raise techniques, enhance skills for working from ladders and teach the proper methods to clean and inspect ground ladders. 
 
Day Two:  Theory of Ventilation, Fire Streams/ Fire Hose and introduction to Search and Rescue in the morning and then moving to Thunder Bays Regional Fire Training Centre, split into groups to complete the practical JPR’s for ventilation and fire streams.
For Ventilation students will learn the effectiveness of ventilation on the fire ground and will be instructed on the proper use of high-power vent fans for Positive Pressure Ventilation and the use of smoke ejectors for Negative Pressure Ventilation. Additionally, students will be instructed the critical technique of ventilating flat or pitched Roof, using Thunder Bay Fires roof ventilation prop.   Students will have the chance to work with incident command and, while wearing full PPE, safely access a roof using proper tools and cut a 5-point ventilation hole using a ventilation power saw.  Fire Stream and Hose students will learn the proper method for connecting to a fire hydrant, and the proper operation and inspection of a solid and fog stream nozzle.  
If time permits students will be given the opportunity to use Thunder Bay Fire’s indoor two-story search and rescue prop where firefighters can practice their skills for the Advanced Search and Rescue Program for FireCon 2022.   At the end of the program students will be checked off on all applicable Job Performance Requirements completed for each applicable Skill Sheet.   
 
Student PPE Requirements:  Students are to bring full turn out gear, helmet, boots, gloves and balaclava that is to the current NFPA 1971 standard and full serviceable SCBA, mask and if possible, a spare cylinder.  Cylinders must be marked with fire department information so that they can be easily identified.  FIT Testing on SCBA Masks: All participants are required to provide proof of FIT testing from their fire chief (letter confirming FIT must be within one calendar year).
 
Student pre-requisites: Using IFSTA, Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th or 7th Edition or equivalent read and be familiar with the applicable sections.
 
Training Program or Standard:
·       NFPA Fire Fighter 1001
·       PPE / SCBA Skill Sheet: 7 to 14 and 16
·       Ladders Skill Sheet: 30 to 38
·       Ventilation Skill Sheets: 39 to 42
·       Fire Hose and Fire Streams Skills Sheets:  43, 46, 47, 49, 52, 60, 61, 68, 69, 70, 71
 
Student PPE Requirements: Fully compliant NFPA 1971 edition PPE and SCBA with one-two extra bottle (air bottles must be properly marked for identification).   PPE must be cleaned prior to course. Mask fit test documentation must be submitted prior to course.
 
Program C- Live Fire Attack - FULL
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Friday 1000-1800/Saturday 0800-1700
Location:  Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Regional Training Centre
Max:  16   Min:  8
 
The two day course will address structural and vehicle fire suppression.  There will be in-class theory presentation and discussion prior to skills completion.  There will be proportionally more time spent on skills development.  Skills completion will include live fire suppression.
 
Student Pre-requisites: SCBA competence, IFSTA Chapter 17-Fire Control, or Jones and Bartlett Chapter 23–Fire Suppression, must be studied prior to the course
 
Training Program or Standard: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I & II
 
Student PPE Requirements:  SCBA, Firefighting Bunker Gear, Gloves, Balaclava, Boots, Helmet
 
Program D – Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Friday 1000-1800/Saturday 0800-1700
Location:  Gary's Towing, Oliver Road, Thunder Bay
Max:  25   Min:  20
 
This 2-day Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue Course is designed specifically for those departments that are covering large areas and when time is critical....every second counts!
 
The students will be challenged with many scenarios - from moose strikes to off the road into rock cuts and forest, roll over pin jobs, and head-on impacts with extensive tool time.  
 
Training Program or Standard:  NFPA 1006 Compliant
 
Student pre-requisites: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter 2 
 
Student PPE Requirements: Full PPE – bunker gear, coveralls with steel toed boots, helmets, gloves, no SCBA required.
 
Program E – Heavy Vehicle Extrication FULL
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Friday 1000-1800/Saturday 0800-1700
Location:  Gary's Towing, Oliver Road, Thunder Bay
Max:  20   Min:  15
 
This 2-day course is designed for northern departments, specifically the challenges they face with the different types of terrain encountered and using limited resources. Students will be challenged with real-life scenarios involving heavy commercial trucks, trailers and passenger cars.  The following areas will be covered,
 
·       Large truck and trailer anatomy 
·       Advance extrication tactics
·       Stabilization 
·       Hazards
·       Resources
·       High pressure lifting bag lifts
·       Rapid extrication 
·       Patient packaging 
 
Students will be challenged with multiple scenarios with the clock running. This is a must-have course for those responding to large truck incidents. 
 
Training Program or Standard: NFPA 1006 Compliant
 
Student pre-requisites: Experienced with automotive rescue and use of heavy hydraulics
 
Student PPE Requirements: Full PPE – bunker gear, coveralls with steel toed boots, helmets, gloves, no SCBA required.
 
Program F – NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level 1 (2 offerings) Certification Track
Dates:  September 8, 9 & 10, 2022, 3-day course
Times:  Thursday 0830-1630/Friday 1000-1730/Saturday 0800-1630
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Max:  12   Min:  8 (x2)
 
This course prepares students to deliver training effectively by analyzing and applying principles of adult education, assessing learner needs, planning lessons, and conducting evaluations. This course builds upon acquired knowledge and skills in adult learning. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of adult education principles in learning situations that involve fire department personnel, external agencies, and the public.
 
Provincial testing through AS&E with the OFMEM will be available at the conclusion of this course for students wishing to receive certification.
 
This course meets the requirements of NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Chapter 4 (Level 1) and includes both theory and practical assignments. On the last day of the course students will have the opportunity to write the NFPA 1041 certification exam.
 
Students will receive redemption codes to access the pre-course assignment six weeks before the in-class start date. Students that do not complete the pre-course work before the in-class start date will not be permitted to attend.
 
IMPORTANT Pre-course work:  This course includes reading and online assignments that must be completed prior to the event and that are time sensitive.  
 
 
All students are required to complete the OFC Course Application Form along with their FireCon registration no later than July 8, 2022.  *Please click download icon in on the top rght of the applicaiton for it to load.
 
Please submit application and questions on this track to:  
Tim Beebe
Instructor
Ontario Fire College
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Ministry of the Solicitor General
 
Program G – Livestock Safety & Extrication Program
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Thursday 0830-1600/Friday 1000-1730/Saturday 0800-1630
Location:  Murillo Fairgrounds, Thunder Bay
Max:  30   Min:  12
 
Beef Farmers of Thunder Bay are proud to present the Livestock Safety & Extrication Course at FireCon 2022.  Annually, over 3500 livestock trucks travel through Northern Ontario, across stretches of highway that are known for being high risk for transport accidents. With this training, Beef Farmers of Thunder Bay hope to make firefighters more prepared to deal with incidents involving livestock. This course will outline who to contact in the event of a livestock emergency, what to do when arriving on the scene and what to do when animals are not contained at the scene.  In addition, it will also provide basic livestock handling training and knowledge of animal behaviour.
 
Student Prerequisites: None
Student PPE Requirements: None
 
Program H - Public Education Workshop: Real World Tools to Achieve Real World Success 
Sponsored by: TC Energy
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Friday 1000-1800/Saturday 0800-1730
Location:  Victoria Inn & Conference Centre
Max:  20   Min:  15
 
This workshop will examine two successful public education campaigns that were designed and delivered in the North. Using these as a template, students will, in groups, create their own public education campaigns, and present them to the class.
Each student will leave with at least 3 different public education campaigns that have been developed in class, ideas on how to expand on these, and the knowledge and skills to develop addition campaigns.  
 
Student Prerequisites: Please bring: a short summary of your community including, demographics, risks, building stock, and resources available. Recommended: laptop and USB thumb drive Students will be emailed instructions for how to access sharepoint prior to the start of the course. 
 
Student PPE Requirements:  N/A.
 
Program I – NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5) (2 offerings) Certification Track
Dates:  September 8, 9, 10 & 11 
Times:  Thursday/Friday/Saturday  8:00-5:00/ Sunday 8:00-1:00
Location:  Thunder Bay Training Centre
Max:  10  Min:  6 (x2)
 
The Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump course meets the knowledge and Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) established by the NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver – Operator Professional Qualifications Chapter 5, 2017 Edition. It offers a mix of classroom-based sessions, online self-directed learning, as well as practicums. Upon successful completion of this course, each student will understand and be able to demonstrate the operation of a fire department pumper from both a static and pressurized source of water.
 
Provincial testing through the AS&E Unit with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. Students that successfully complete the testing will receive certification.
 
Required text: IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator  3rd Edition for both the preclass work and the classroom.
 
Students will receive redemption codes to access the pre-course assignment six weeks before the in-class start date. Students that do not complete the pre-course work before the in-class start date will not be permitted to attend.
 
Training Program or Standard: NFPA 1002 Chapter 5
Student Prerequisites: 
  • Member of an Ontario Municipal fire department
  • Students seeking IFSAC certification to NFPA 1002 will be required to show a valid DZ license
  • Students without a valid DZ license may take the training and will be eligible for the Ontario seal for NFPA 1002 
Student PPE Requirements: Full turnout recommended depending on weather. Helmets, gloves, hard-toe boots, eye protection, are mandatory.
 
IMPORTANT Pre-course work:  This course includes reading and online assignments that must be completed prior to the event and that are time sensitive.   
 
 
All students are required to complete the OFC Course Application Form along with their FireCon registration no later than July 8, 2022. *Please click download icon in on the top rght of the applicaiton for it to load.
 
Please submit application and questions on this track to:  
Tim Beebe
Instructor
Ontario Fire College
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Ministry of the Solicitor General
 
Program J – NFPA 1521 Certification Track
Dates:  September 8, 9 & 10, 2022, 3-day course
Times:  Thursday 8:30-4:30/Friday 8:30-4:30/Saturday 830-4:30
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Max:  20  Min:  10
 
This course meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2015 Edition. This 3-day course examines the role of the incident safety officer (ISO) at any situation requiring an emergency response and will define their operation within the incident command system. The student will be able to evaluate and prioritize risks while using critical thinking to analyze and mitigate hazards. Students will learn to select the most appropriate control measure to ensure the effectiveness of emergency response and enhance firefighter safety.
 
The program will cover the role of the safety officer including, safety, regulations, and standards, and reading buildings, smoke, risk, hazardous energy, and firefighters. The course also examines triggers and traps, developing a systematic approach, and ISO responsibilities at structure fires, wildland fires, as well as technical and post-incident responsibilities. This training will allow the students to identify incident action options in a risk-based response. Supplemental scenario-based training will also allow students to apply what they have learned.
 
Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the in-class sessions. To receive certification, students must also complete and submit their skills sign-off sheets to AS&E.
 
Students are required to bring paper, a pen or pencil, a USB memory stick, and if possible, a laptop or tablet.
 
Required Text: Jones and Bartlett, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, 3rd Edition
 
Students will receive redemption codes to access the pre-course assignment six weeks before the in-class start date. Students that do not complete the pre-course work before the in-class start date will not be permitted to attend.
 
Training Program or Standard: NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer
Student Prerequisites: Student Pre-requisites:  NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I
Student PPE Requirements: None
 
IMPORTANT Pre-course Work:  This course includes reading and online assignments that must be completed prior to the event and that are time sensitive.  
 
 
All students are required to complete the OFC Course Application Form along with their FireCon registration no later than July 8, 2022.  *Please click download icon in on the top rght of the applicaiton for it to load.
 
Please submit application and questions on this track to:  
Tim Beebe
Instructor
Ontario Fire College
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Ministry of the Solicitor General
 
Program K – SP-230 Wildland Fire Strategies and Tactics
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  Friday 1000-1530/Saturday 0830-1400
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Max: 24   Min:  14
 
This course outlines the response responsibilities and how they differ between fire departments and MNRF regarding wildland fires. Proper understanding of protocol will assist in a safe and successful coordinated response as we are seeing more interagency responses throughout the Region.
An important part of any multijurisdictional response is maintaining situational awareness on scene and promoting effective communication with all the responding agencies within agreements under the Municipal Forest Fire Agreement, the First Nation Forest Fire Management Agreement or the Northern Fire Protection Agreement. The training is the next level to the SP-103 and will be very useful for higher level commanders and possible future commanders.
 
Training Program or Standard: None
Student Prerequisites: None
Student PPE Requirements: None
 
Program L– Leadership
Sponsored by: VFIS
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  TBD
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Max:  75   Min:  10
 
The FireCon Leadership program is designed for chief fire officers (or upcoming officers), by providing updates on provincial topics, a leadership keynote speakers, professional development and resources to assist in managing your fire service. 
 
The FireCon 2022 Leadership program includes a keynote presentation, updates from the OFMEM and OAFC, and other presentations to be announced. 
 
Student Prerequisites: None
Student PPE Requirements: None
 
Program M – Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Familiarization Workshop
Dates:  September 9 & 10, 2022, 2-day course
Times:  TBD
Location:  Thunder Bay Traing Centre
Max:  16   Min:  12
 
This 2 day program is designed for Training Officer’s, Instructors, and anyone interested in the MLFTU's capabilities. The course will familiarize students with a number of NFPA 1001 JPR’s that the MLFTU is capable of providing live, hands on experience with.
 
This course will provide the students with the information and experience to bring back valuable teaching points to their home departments. Having experienced the MLFTU as a student you will be able to deliver quality training to the members of your own department.
 

FireCon 2022 Leadership Program

Sponsored by:
 

The FireCon Leadership program is designed for chief fire officers (or upcoming officers), by providing updates on provincial topics, leadership speakers, professional development, and resources to assist you in managing your fire service. 
 
The FireCon Leadership program includes a keynote presentation, updates from the OFMEM and OAFC, and other presentations on topics of interest to fire service leaders.
 
September 9, 2022
Time
Presentation
Speaker
8:00am-10:00am
Trade Show Breakfast
Trade Show Breakfast
10:00am-10:30am
Opening Remarks
TBA
10:30am-12:00pm
Keynote Address
TBA
12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch
Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm
OFM Update
OFMEM
2:00pm-2:15pm
Networking Break
Networking Break
2:15pm-4:00pm
CRA, E&R By-Law, Setting Levels of Service
Panel
4:00pm-9:00pm
Trade Show
Trade Show
September 10, 2022
Time
Presentation
Speaker
8:00am-10:00am
Training Programs
Panel
10:00am-10:15am
Networking Break
Networking Break
10:15am-10:45am
Boots on The Ground
Sharon Bak
10:45am-12:00pm
Mental Health / Peer Support
Panel
12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch
Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm
New/Aspiring Chiefs Panel Discussion Pt 1
Panel
2:30pm-2:45pm
Networking Break
Networking Break
2:45pm-4:00pm
New/Aspiring Chiefs Panel Discussion Pt 2
Panel
7:000pm
Banquet
Banquet

 
Ontario Fire College Candidate Testing available at FireCon - September 11, 2022
 
Emergency North Training (ENT), in partnership with the Ontario Fire College (OFC), is offering candidate testing at FireCon this year.  If you have successfully completed any of the OFC online courses and now require testing, you can submit an application to do the written exam at FireCon 2022.
 
Testing will be offered for the following OFC online courses:
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I
  • NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator I
  • NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I
  • NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness 
  • NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer
​The deadline to submit your application for testing is August 15, 2022.  Please submit your application to Kris Newton.  Click here for the application
 
Testing Date: September 11, 2022
Location: Victoria Inn & Conference Centre
Time: 8:00am-11:00am
Cost: There is no cost if you are registered for FireCon. If you are only attending the testing, there will be a nominal fee of $30.00 + HST, which includes a pass for the trade show.
 
Click here to register  if you are not already registered for the conference. - coming soon
 
For more information or if you have any questions, please email kris.newton@oafc.on.ca

FireCon 2022 Trade Show September 9 & 10, 2022 at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay. 

 
If you are an exhibitor please visit here for more information
 
The FireCon Trade Show is Northwestern Ontario’s leading fire/rescue/EMS exhibition!  It is open to everyone in the fire and emergency services – you don’t need to attend the conference to stop by the Trade Show.
 
The FireCon Trade Show offers attendees the opportunity to receive information from company experts on new equipment, technology, products and services available to the fire service. You can find all the latest tools and equipment at the over 40 booths and fire vehicles on display. This is the perfect time for you to ask questions about the equipment you use every day with company experts.
 
The FireCon Trade Show continues to be a significant contributor to FireCon, and we truly appreciate our exhibitors continued support.
 
We encourage all those in the Northwestern Ontario fire service to come to the Trade Show, connect with exhibitors, take advantage of show specials, and network with your fire service peers! 
 
Location/Hours
 
The FireCon 2022 Trade Show is located at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Thunder Bay
 
  • Thursday, September 8, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm 
  • Friday, September 9, from 7:00am to 10:00am and again from 12:00pm to 9:00pm.
There are refreshments offered on the Trade Show floor both nights.
 
2019 Exhibitors 
 
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Ltd.
Air Technology Solutions
AJ Stone Co. Ltd.
A.S. Roach Fire Services Ltd.
Biernat Fire - Feu Inc.
Boots on the Ground
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Red Cross/221
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc.
Code4 Fire & Rescue Inc.
Commercial Emergency Equipment Co.
CRC Communications
Dependable Emergency Services
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.
Emergmart Response Systems, Inc.
FireHall Bookstore
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd.
GovDeals Canada
M & L Supply Fire & Safety
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Onspot Automatic Tire Chains
PPE Solutions Inc.
PRO Upfitters Ltd.
Provident Agency
Rescom Sales Inc.
ResQtech Systems Inc.
Safetek Emergency Vechicles Ltd.
Sani-Gear Fire
Sea Hawk Specialized Truck Service
Small Motor Service/Aspen Fuels
Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd.
SPI Health and Safety
TC Energy
Transport Canada
Valley Fire Protection and  Services Limited
VFIS
Whelen Canada
Work Authority
 
 
 

 

FireCon 2022 Evening Functions

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 18:00 – Welcome Reception 
We're back and in person for 2022.  Join us for the Welcome Reception to kick off FireCon 2022.  Join us on the Trade Show floor for appetizers and refreshments.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the deals being offered by suppliers as the Trade Show ends at 21:00. 
 
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 18:00 – Trade Show Vendor Reception
The vendors at FireCon 2022 will be hosting a reception during the Trade Show.  Join us on the Trade Show floor for appetizers and refreshments.  

Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 18:00 – Banquet & Entertainment
The banquet offers guests the opportunity to relax, and share your training experience with your peers, all while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner.  After dinner, guests will enjoy entertainment and celebrate into the night with some music.  Banquet tickets are included in all FireCon 2022 registration packages. 
 
2022 Entertainment
Coming soon
 

FireCon 2022 Merchandise

Purchase your FireCon merchandise when you register for the conference and pick up at the Victoria Inn the day of the event.
 
To pre-order merchandise visit the FireCon store https://firecon.itemorder.com/shop/home/
 
Please note, many of these items may not be available at FireCon for purchase.  Pre-order so you don't miss out on special designs and sizing.
 
 

FireCon 2022 Host Hotel & Accommodations

NOTE: For 2022 we are experiencing shortages at the host hotel.  Host hotel accommodations are very limited.  We have 3 overflow hotels to accommodate this.  Shuttles will be provided during any scheduled events from the overflow hotels to the Victoria Inn.   
 
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre - SOLD OUT
Location: 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: 807-577-8481
 
The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre offers 15,000 square feet of convention space, specialty suites, an indoor pool, 3 storey high water slide, hot tub, and on-site dining. The Victoria Inn Thunder Bay is ideally located within walking distance of a large (national chain) grocery store, banking facilities, and only minutes away by vehicle from all that Thunder Bay has to offer.
 
Victoria Inn Thunder Bay rooms are furnished to exceed your expectations offering all the comforts of home. Our 110% Clean Guarantee promises, your guest room will be 100% clean or your room is free for the first night of your stay and you will receive a 10% savings on your next stay.
 
182 guest rooms amenities include pillow-top mattresses, premium bedding with cotton linens and down duvet, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, work desks, 37” LCD televisions with premium cable channels, hair dryers and ironing boards with irons. Microwaves available upon request. As a guest of our hotel, you will also have access to our complimentary wired and wireless internet services. Take advantage of our indoor pool with three-story waterslide, wading pool and hot tub.
 
2022 Room Rates* note these rooms will be allocated to the delagtes that choose the all inclusive package on a first come first serve basis
Standard Room - $145.00 + tax
Junior King - $151.00 + tax
Poolside - $151.00 + tax
Jacuzzi/Family Suite - $185.00 + tax
 
Check-in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am.
 
All reservations must be guaranteed to a major credit card.   The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre will try to honour requests, but they do not guarantee them. This includes room types, room #, rooms all together, floor, early check-ins and late check-outs.
 

Alternative Accommodations

Comfort Inn 
Location:  660 W. Arthur St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8
Tel: (807) 475-3816
Website 
 
The Comfort Inn® hotel is conveniently located at the junction of highways 11/17 and West Arthur Street 1 km south of the TransCanada Highway, providing easy access to Arthur Street Marketplace, Thunder Bay International Airport, Confederation College and Lakehead University.  Tastefully appointed guest rooms come complete with fridges, microwaves, 32-inch LCD plasma televisions, coffee makers and ironing equipment. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms are available. Business-class rooms cater to the needs of corporate travellers with enhanced amenities including a spacious desk with ergonomic executive chair.  Complimentary hot breakfast in our spacious breakfast room, free parking and Complimentary Wi-Fi is also included.  The Comfort Inn is steps from the Victoria Inn. 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
 
1 Queen, non-smoking - $145 + Tax
 
Reservation Information - reserve by calling the Comfort Inn and asking for the FireCon group rate
 
Best Western Thunder Bay Crossroads
Location: 655 Arthurs St W, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E5R6
Tel: (807) 577-4241
Website 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
 
1 Queen, non-smoking - Coming Soon
 
Reservation Information - reserve by calling the Comfort Inn and asking for the FireCon group rate or online https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.66007.html?groupId=2S2HC9H9 
 
Valhalla Hotel & Conference Centre
Location: 1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay Ontario  P7E 6J1
Tel: (807) 577-1121 
Website 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
 
1 Queen, non-smoking - $149.00 + tax
 
Reservation Information - reserve by calling the Comfort Inn and asking for the FireCon group rate
 

FireCon 2022 Shuttles

Information and schedules coming soon.

 

FireCon 2022 Partners & Sponsors 

FireCon would not be possible without the support and contributions of the following organizations.  

On behalf of the Emergency North Training Board of Directors, staff and delegates, thank you for your continued support! 

 

FireCon Supporter
Leadership Program
Sponsor
FireCon Supporter
Live Stock Extrication Sponsor Friday Night Network Reception Supporter FireCon Supporter
Lanyard Sponsor
Track Sponsor
Public Education Workshop: Real World Tools to Achieve Real World Success
Program Sponsor
Program Sponsor Charlie Turgeon Award Sponsor Program Sponsor
Conference Lunch
Friday
Provident Accident & Sickness Courtesy Van Sponsor

 

About Emergency North Training

Emergency North Training (ENT) Inc. is a not-for-profit, incorporated entity with the objective of delivering educational programs and services for members of the public and persons who respond to emergencies in northwestern Ontario. For the past 30 years, ENT, staffed with volunteers, has offered critical regional training for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories, and First Nations.  The main training forum, held each September, is known as FireCon.
 
ENT recognizes that municipal budgets in northwestern Ontario are under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending. With that said, the training offered at FireCon, on a per-student basis, is the best opportunity for first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard. Training delivered at FireCon is up to standards acceptable to Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM), and Ministry of Labour.
 
Without the collaboration and partnership with the OFMEM, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, and our corporate sponsors, Emergency North Training and FireCon would not be possible.
 
Our training packages include lunch, continental breakfast, refreshments, and access to our Trade Show - where attendees have the opportunity to see the latest technology and products available today in the fire service. On Saturday evening, attendees gather at our annual banquet, which provides an opportunity to network with peers, have a delicious meal and enjoy some light entertainment.
 
Emergency North Training considers it a privilege to be a service to our membership and the Ontario fire service.  We pride ourselves in delivering training that is affordable, accessible, and attainable. FireCon offers a great place to network, exchange ideas, and knowledge, meet new people and hear news from afar.
 
It is the rendezvous for the fire and emergency service in northwestern Ontario!

 

2021/2022 Emergency North Training Board of Directors 

President
Chief
Kent Readman
Kenora
Vice President 
Chief
Graham Warburton
Atikokan
Treasurer
Deputy Chief 
David Paxton
Thunder Bay
Secretary
Chief
Jan Morrison
Schreiber
Director
Chief Sarah Shoemaker
Nolalu Emergency 
Services Team
 
Director
Chief
Scott Trach
Oxdrift
Director
Training Officer
Dexter Hupe
Dryden Fire Service
Past President
Captain
Todd Skene
McKenzie Clearwater

2022 Awards

Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award

The Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award recognizes individuals and groups who through their actions, have provided exemplary effort to improve the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.
The award is named after the late Charlie Turgeon who dedicated his time and resources to improving the training level of fire and emergency service members.
 

Nomination Process

Who is eligible?
  • The award is given to individuals, and groups such as organizations and associations.
  • Nominees must be involved directly or in a support manner of the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Posthumous awards will be considered.
How do I nominate someone?
You can nominate someone by completing and submitting the online form below.  Submitting through the online form is the fastest way to complete your nomination. 
 
Charlie Turgeon Online Nomination Form 
If you prefer, written nominations (250 words) may be forwarded to Emergency North Training by; email, fax, or mail.
 
Each Nomination must include:
  • A completed Nomination signed by the Nominator.
  • A detailed description of the reason(s) why your nominee should receive the award. Content may include; a description of the reason(s) you feel the nominee should receive the award including; history and background, why you think the nominee has shown exemplary service, when the nominee action(s) occurred and how you know the nominee and are familiar with their activities.
  • Letters of support from other individuals (2) who have direct knowledge of the value and impact of the nominees are encouraged.
  • Contact information including address, telephone and email of the nominee, the nominator and any supporting individuals are required for follow up during nomination review.
  • Not more than one award will be made in any one year from the nominations received.
When is the Deadline?
Nominations can be made at any time during the year and will be accepted up to end of day August 17, 2022.
 
How are recipients selected?
A selection committee (3 members) appointed by the board of Emergency North Training Inc. reviews applications received by the deadline and makes recommendations to the ENT Board regarding the award.
 
When will the award be presented?
The Charlie Turgeon Award will be presented in September during the annual FireCon event.
 

FireCon Photos

To review and download photos from previous events, click on the image below or visit our Flickr photo page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/96578349@N02/albums/72157701284227265
 

 

FireCon 2022 Contacts

For questions regarding event logistics, sponsorship opportunities, course information and NFPP information please contact:
 
Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager