SP230 Wildland Fire Strategies and Tactics

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC), in partnership with the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES), is hosting the initial offering of the revised SP230 Wildland Fire Strategies and Tactics for Fire Departments course.
There are four departments hosting.  Registration is open to any members of the fire service in Ontario.
Carleton Place 
15 Coleman Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4N9
Gravenhurst Fire Station 1, 190 Harvie Street,
Unit 1, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1S9
Greater Sudbury
October 20 & 21
Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, Room 204,
239 Montee Principale, Azilda, ON, P0M 1B0
Township of Tay
266 Park St. Victoria Harbour, ON L0K 2A0

Course details: 

Prerequisites: SP103 or SP100

Duration: Two days
Minimum: 16 participants       
Maximum: 24 participants
Cost: $215 per student
Meals/refreshments: Not included


Gravenhurst - 190 Harvie Street, Gravenhusrt, ON P1P 1S9


Greater Sudbury - 239 Montee Principale, Azilda, On P0M 1B0



Township of Tay - 266 Park Street, Victoria Harbour, ON L0K 2A0



SP230 Course Overview
The SP230 course is intended to provide instruction to municipal fire departments regarding wildland fire suppression, to allow for safer and more efficient interagency response. This 2-day training session is a follow up to the SP103 and is designed for incident commanders within municipal fire departments.
  • Topics covered in this course include:
  • Interagency fire agreements
  • Firefighter safety considerations relating to wildland fire
  • Fire weather
  • Fire behaviour in wildland fuels
  • Fire column assessment
  • Fire investigation
  • Strategies and tactics
  • Course duration: 8:30am to 4:00pm over 2 days
  • Prerequisites: SP103 or SP100
If you require the SP103 program you can reach out to Shayne McCool - Fire Advisor, Northeast Region | Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) directly, and he will work with your department to help purchase the package.