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Loyalist College

Fire Service Career Preparation    and Development

Board of Governors Certificate


About Us

Loyalist College’s Fire Service Career Preparation and Development certificate is designed for volunteer and career firefighters. The combination of flexible online theory courses and hands-on practical experience through weekend-only skills opportunities, eliminates the in-class requirement.

Is it for you?
Firefighters can acquire knowledge and skills in: 
  • Scientific principles of fire safety 
  • Fire prevention practice 
  • Fire suppression 
  • Firefighter first responder emergency patient care 
  • Confined space and environmental hazards 
  • Rescue operations 
Firefighters will have the opportunity to practice and test their skills in simulated and controlled live fire training situations at the Hastings Prince Edward Mutual Aid Association Fire Training Complex in Trenton, Ontario. This facility is used by the 17-member fire departments of the Mutual Fire Aid Association, including CFB Trenton, to train fire service personnel. 

Upon successful completion of each course, firefighters will undertake provincial testing to meet the requirements of NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 with the Office of the Fire Marshal which also includes the evaluation of evolutions.

  • Fall 
  • Winter 
  • Spring 

Contact Distance@loyalistcollege.com for additional intake details. 

Admission Requirements
  • An active member of a fire service AND 
  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level OR 
  • Mature applicant 
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Learners who have worked previously in the field or currently working in the field may be eligible to PLAR some courses. 
Required Courses
  • Firefighter 1: Theory and Knowledge 
  • Firefighter 1A: Skills 
  • Firefighter 1B: Skills 
  • Firefighter 1C: Skills 
  • Firefighter 2: Theory and Knowledge 
  • Firefighter 2A: Skills 
  • Firefighter 2B: Skills 
  • Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations (Core) 
  • MSC: Personal Protective Equipment and Product Control 
Approximate Costs
Students pay per course. Contact Distance@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Additional Costs and Supplies
  • Required textbooks 
  • Complete personal protective equipment (PPE) and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with two spare bottles