Humber’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training certificate program will help prepare you for the demands and rewards of becoming a firefighter. At the start of the program, you will learn how fire departments operate and the kind of equipment used on the job. You will then go more in depth studying fire behaviour and combustion chemistry, firefighting techniques, rescue strategies, emergency care for patients, hazardous materials awareness and firefighter health and wellness. You’ll also experience the everyday reality of firefighting by practising your skills in a burn tower. Faculty, who are certified fire service instructors and active firefighters, will prepare you for the field by sharing in the classroom their extensive experience and expertise. Gaining employment as a firefighter is very competitive. Completion of this program does not guarantee employment.
Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program.
This program is not available to international applicants.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Demonstrate the firefighter’s key roles in the following areas: fire suppression, community education and fire prevention, emergency care provided by firefighters, environmental protection and special rescue.
Identify and use personal and professional development activities conducive to growth and lifelong learning.
Meet the ethical, legal and safety requirements expected of firefighting professionals.
Apply safe practices and techniques in the use of fire department tools and equipment.
Communicate effectively via verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic means, using appropriate, recognized fire department terminology.
Interact with others in various emergency and non-emergency situations with confidence, professionalism and sensitivity to others and to the circumstances.
Communicate effectively, in a respectful manner, with various communities and their members.
Use effective, appropriate problem-solving and decision-making skills in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Work efficiently with the other members of the fire department team, providers of pre-hospital emergency care and other groups involved in providing emergency care to ensure a full range of services in emergency and non-emergency situations.
We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Mississauga Fire and Emergency (MFES).
In the second semester, our students continue to enhance their practical learning taught by Humber College Fire instructors at the Garry Morden Training Centre. They will use the Class A burn building, the propane prop and the auto extrication pads to develop their skills.
After graduation and becoming certified, you are eligible to apply as a municipal firefighter. You will use your skills, physical abilities and suppression techniques learned to put out fires. You will also gain knowledge in fire prevention and public education to help keep communities safe.
Graduates have been hired by fire departments in cities across the province and the country including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Vaughan, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, as well as by the Canadian Forces.
Graduates of the program are eligible to write the NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II and NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations certification exams.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Watch the video below to find out more about the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program and see our state-of-the-art facilities.
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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.