Firefighter Training Courses

Training Certifications & Training Courses

All Firehouse Training courses meet or exceed NFPA Firefighter Professional Standards and Qualifications, and is indicated on your course certificates. 

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Firehouse Training provides professional in-class training courses and provides online training certifications through our training portal or virtual classroom. Many certificate endorsements include industry memberships and relationships within the NFPA National Fire Protection Association, CFAA Canadian Fire Alarm Association and the CFSA Canadian Fire Safety Association.

Firehouse Training has provided various in-house and on-site training programs and consulting for volunteer and career departments across Ontario, in regards to many of our specialty training programs below. Check out our Google reviews to find out more. Book your course today!

We provide specialized training services to aspiring and career firefighters, the fire protection industry and various emergency service personnel. We offer professional training certifications and courses to private industry, as well as community and private Pre-Service Firefighting colleges across Ontario.

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New In-class & Online Training Certifications & Courses
for 2020/2021

All Firehouse Training courses meet or exceed NFPA Firefighter Professional Standards and Qualifications, and is indicated on your course certificates. Our various training courses take place at the Total Rescue state of the art training facility and include but not limited to the following:

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Leadership Fundamentals for the Emergency Services

Today’s emergency services are actively seeking effective leaders, team players and candidates with strong character and communication skills in an ever changing industry. This emergency service specific leadership program will provide the initiative, direction and perspectives required to establish these key attributes.

Our Firehouse Training practical leadership training program is designed as a value-added certificate course for job-seeking applicants in the fire service, law enforcement or emergency medical services, including any professional first responders. This course is ideal for career emergency services staff to increase their soft skill sets in the area of leadership development, incident management, teamwork and conflict resolution. All training material is in accordance with the Leadership Development Action Plans of Canada.

This course will enhance career succession planning for emergency service staff, supervisors, company officers as well as current and future fire service leaders. Firehouse Training has invited multiple subject-matter leadership experts from the Emergency Services, who will participate as active guest speakers during this training program. 

This specialized leadership course content includes:

  • Defining Leadership Roles in the Emergency Services
  • Understanding the Importance of Self-Leadership
  • Leadership Strategies for a First Responder
  • Roles of an Incident Management Team
  • Leadership Development Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Tactics for Leaders

This training will enhance personal career succession planning throughout various positions in the fire services, fire protection industries, law enforcement or paramedicine fields. This certificate course is offered in both an in-class and online version via Zoom.

Emergency Management & Response Fundamentals

The emergency services are actively seeking candidates with a background and understanding in leadership, incident command and emergency management. This emergency management training course will provide the direction required to give a candidate a better understanding of the overall outcomes and goals at an emergency scene. Our Firehouse Training emergency management training program is designed as a value-added certificate course for job-seeking applicants in the fire service, law enforcement or emergency medical services, including current professionals looking for career succession education and certification. This program is a practical addition to the current IMS-100 or ICS-100 training programs.

This emergency management training curriculum will include:

  • Organizational requirements for emergency management
  • Response procedures during  a large-scale emergency
  • Understanding the role of an Incident Commander
  • Utilizing mutual and automatic aid during an emergency
  • Public relations and communication strategies
  • The role of emergency services from a tactics based perspective
  • Performing continuous risk assessments for emergency personnel 

This is an attainable certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants, emergency service professionals and industry leaders. This certificate course is offered in both an in-class and online version via Zoom.

    Chemical Detection Strategies for the Fire Service

    In partnership with SYGNAL Simulation Hazmat & CBRNE Detection Software

    Firehouse Training has partnered up with the SYGNAL Simulation Hazmat Detection Software Company, to provide leading-edge training opportunities and ground-breaking practical teaching methods. This is prevalent in the areas of hazardous materials response, chemical, biological and explosive emergency operating and testing procedures.  This downloadable and easy to use cloud-based platform; Hazmat and CBRNE detection simulator will transform the students’ handheld smartphone from a training distraction, into an asset during this training class.

    SYGNAL Detection Systems will provide cutting-edge software application support and training evolutions during this online session, for students to use right in the comfort of their own home.  Course content will be learned and retained by the student through lectures by SYGNAL industry experts, and participation in specific chemical detection scenarios, using the handheld SYGNAL smartphone app. This online program exceeds the qualifications for the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 1072 Standard of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Competencies for Awareness-Level Personnel.

    This specialized hazardous materials training curriculum will include:

    • Effects of a Chemical Spill in the Workplace or Environment
    • Risk-Based Response Initiatives in Hazmat
    • Chemical Detection Techniques and Tactics with SYGNAL Software
    • Scene Safety and Size-Up for Hazmat and CBRNE Events
    • General Mitigation & Control Tactics for Hazardous Materials
    • Managing the Hazmat & CBRNE Incident utilizing Incident Command

    This Firehouse Training Chemical Detection Strategies for the Fire Service Program is designed as a value-added certificate course for job-seeking applicants in the fire service or those presently working in the private hazmat and spill response industry. This course is ideal for current career or volunteer firefighters, hazardous materials operations staff, CBRNE operations members and specialized law enforcement officers. This certificate course is offered in both an in-class and online version via Zoom. All courses are in accordance with the NFPA Standard for Professional Firefighter Qualifications.

      Mental Health Awareness for First Responders

      Are you a first responder, firefighter, police officer or paramedic looking for more training on mental health? Are you aspiring to work in the emergency services and am striving for a better resilience to handle the various challenges encountered while working in this field?  This emergency service specific mental health training program will provide the strength, awareness and knowledge needed to maintain resilience and strength during those very difficult calls, which may be encountered.

      With the help of mental health professionals from the Multiple Calls Company, this Firehouse Training Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Training Program for First Responders is designed as a value-added certificate course for job-seeking applicants in the fire service, law enforcement or emergency medical services, including any and all professional first responders. Course content will be learned and retained by the student through lectures by our industry experts, and participation in various group activities, table-top exercises and will require the successful completion of an online awareness assessment. All course material is in accordance with Mental Health Canada and industry best practices.

      This specialized mental health course for the emergency services curriculum includes:

      • Understanding the Importance of Mental Health Initiatives
      • First Responder Mental Health Development Skills
      • The Essence of Mental Health Communication Strategies
      • Dealing with Anxiety and Mental Conditioning
      • Understanding Self-Doubt as a First Responder
      • The Goals of Healing utilizing Life Balance Strategies
      • Roles of a Mental Health and Peer Support Teams in the Emergency Services

      This is an attainable mental health training certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants, current emergency service professionals and industry leaders. This certificate course is offered in both an in-class and online version via Zoom.

        Principles of Health and Safety for the Emergency Services

        This emergency service specific health and safety program will offer the candidate additional training in the Section 21 Provincial Guidelines for Firefighter Health and Safety, as well as fire department and industry best practices. This course will review local fire department recommended procedures and discuss health and safety practices and requirements for apparatus and equipment, training, firefighter accountability, defensive driving and emergency operations and fire department equipment maintenance. All training is in accordance with the recommendations in the Ontario Section 21 Firefighter Guidance notes, as outlined by the province and industry best practices and health and safety policies.

        This specialized health and safety course for the emergency services curriculum includes:

        • Understanding fire department health and safety practices
        • Identifying specific fire service hazards
        • Assessing risk in an ever- changing fire department
        • Preventing injury and illness to firefighters
        • The importance of post-fire exposure reports and procedures
        • Firefighter decontamination and health and safety requirements
        • Responsibilities of the firefighter and the employer

        Firehouse Training has invited subject-matter professionals from the Emergency Services, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized training program. This is an attainable training certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants, current emergency service professionals and industry leaders. This certificate course is offered in an online format via Zoom.

          Progressive Conflict Resolution Systems for First Responders

          This conflict resolution training program will provide the student with practical and real world soft skill sets in the areas of teamwork, conflict management and resolution. The fire service is looking for candidates who work well with others in a team atmosphere, and can resolve conflict when necessary. This conflict may arise not only within a working environment in a fire station, or on the fireground, but also while dealing with the public and in the community.

          This emergency service specific conflict resolution course curriculum includes:

          • Dealing with others in a high-stress environment
          • Understanding character traits to become a leader in the emergency services
          • Different types of conflict encountered as a first responder
          • Strategies when dealing with conflict
          • Step by step process on offering guidance, and not solutions
          • Learning the skills of accommodating, compromising and collaborating

          This conflict resolution program was built specifically for those working as a first responder in the emergency services. Firehouse Training will have subject-matter professionals from the Fire & Emergency Services, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized training conflict program. This certificate course is offered in an online format via Zoom.

            Defensive Driving Fundamentals for the Emergency Services

            This defensive driving awareness program will offer the candidate additional training and skill sets in the areas of emergency services driving, defensive driving, safe driving procedures and emergency vehicle pre-trip inspections. This course is ideal for those looking to work in the fire services, law enforcement field or as a paramedic. Firehouse Training strives to bring in industry professionals to instruct all content, in relation to response driving and meeting the general rules of the road and following the Highway Traffic Act and Ministry of Transportation guidelines. This certificate course is offered in both an in-class and online version via Zoom. All courses are in accordance with the NFPA Standard for Professional Firefighter Qualifications and Ministry of Transportation recommended guidelines and practices. 

            Some topics on defensive driving that will be discussed include:

            • Identification of Roadside Hazards
            • How to minimize personal driving hazards
            • Defending against collisions
            • Emergency response driving protocols
            • Understanding basic safe driving procedures
            • Understand traffic and emergency response
            • Completion of routine vehicle maintenance and safety inspections
            • Backing up, Spotting and Safe Turning Procedures
            • Emergency Response Guidelines & Procedures for Fire, EMS and Police
            • Case Studies of Emergency Response Accidents and group work review

              Down Firefighter Assessment and Removal Tactics

              This hands-on one-day practical training program will offer the student advanced skills in the areas of firefighter survival, rescuing a down firefighter from an emergency scene, and enhanced medical training by performing on-scene rapid assessments, immediate cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and patient packaging strategies. 

              The following areas will be covered during this one-day in class training program:

              • Hazard and risk assessment for performing a down firefighter rescue
              • Patient packaging hand-on training
              • Enhanced medical training for rapid intervention
              • Review of CPR and basic life support medical training guidelines
              • Hands-on demonstrations of rescues
              • Review of rapid intervention team tactics 
              • Radio communications and benchmarks during a down firefighter emergency

              Firehouse Training has invited multiple subject-matter rapid intervention team professionals from the Emergency Services, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized training program. This is an attainable certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants and emergency service professionals and firefighters. This is an-class practical training program and is not offered in an online format.

                VES: Vent, Enter, Search & Tactical Ventilation Training

                This hands on one-day practical training program will offer the student advanced skills in proper tactical ventilation training concepts, positive pressure ventilation, coordination during a fire attack and other methods to ventilate smoke from residential structures or high-rise buildings. This course will also cover a handful of different tactics and strategies when it comes to performing rapid fire attack including active and passive entry, vent-enter-search procedures and exiting a structure safely. 

                The following areas will be covered during this one-day in class training program:

                • Hazard and risk assessment for Tactical Ventilation
                • Understanding flow-paths and the current science
                • Review of positive pressure ventilation tactics
                • Rapid fire attack strategies
                • Vent-Enter-Search fundamentals review and training
                • Active and Passive entry in a structure fire
                • Hands-on demonstrations of all training concepts

                Firehouse Training will have multiple subject-matter experts and professionals from the Fire & Emergency Services, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized training program. This is an attainable certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants and emergency service professionals and firefighters. This is an-class practical training program and is not offered in an online format.

                  Fire Rescue K-12 Saw and Forcible Entry Training

                  This hands-on one-day practical training program will offer the student training in using forcible entry tools such as  K12 fire rescue saw, and the techniques required for the safe use and strategies and tactics on an emergency scene. 

                  The following areas will be covered during this one-day in class training program:

                  • Safe work procedures with the use of forcible entry equipment
                  • Hazard and risk assessments for on-scene emergencies
                  • Review of personal protective equipment and tool safety
                  • Tactics for forcible entry using multiple training props
                  • The benefits of using different forcible entry tools including a rescue saw
                  • Rescue saw fundamentals and tool demonstrations
                  • Hands-on practical training for the students

                  Firehouse Training will have subject-matter experts and professionals from the Fire & Emergency Services, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized forcible entry training program. Firehouse Training has partnered with the C-1 Fire Training Equipment Company to provide top-notch training with incredible fireground props and teaching aides. This is an attainable certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants and emergency service professionals and firefighters. This is an-class practical training program and is not offered in an online format.

                    Water Supply Fundamentals for the Fire Service

                    This hands-on one-day practical training program will offer the student training utilizing various pumping systems and training props to enhance learning in the areas of water supply, pumping systems and fireground emergency operations. This training program will cover an overview of fire pumping systems, municipal water supply requirements and radio communications specific to water supply operations, during an emergency. Firehouse Training has teamed up with C-1 Fire Training equipment to provide top-notch training with incredible fireground props and teaching aides. 

                    The following areas will be covered during this one-day in class training program:

                    • Safe work procedures within a water supply sector 
                    • Understanding of pumps using on-site teaching aides and props
                    • Radio communications and benchmarks during water supply operations
                    • Understanding municipal water supply and hydrant requirements
                    • Review of personal protective equipment water supply hazards

                    Firehouse Training will have subject-matter experts and professionals from the Fire & Emergency Services, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized water supply training program. This is an attainable certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants and emergency service professionals and firefighters. This is an-class practical training program and is not offered in an online format. All courses are in accordance with the NFPA Standard for Professional Firefighter Qualifications.

                      Advanced High-Rise Firefighting Strategies

                      Pre-requisite required: High-Rise Fire Safety Tactics

                      This hands on one-day practical in-class training program will offer the student advanced skills in combating a high-rise or commercial fire. This course is designed with additional content and skill sets not covered previously in the Firehouse Training High-Rise Fire Safety Tactics training program.  This enhanced program will cover various topics in depth in relation to strategic hose placement, ventilation and on-site fire protection equipment familiarization and specialized radio communications and transmission. Firehouse Training has invited multiple subject-matter high-rise firefighting professionals from the Emergency Services from across Canada and USA, who will participate as active instructors during this specialized training program.

                      The following areas will be covered during this one-day in class training program:

                      • Hazard and risk assessment for High-Rise Firefighting
                      • Understanding flow-paths in a high-rise or commercial building
                      • Hose Deployment Strategies
                      • Utilizing smooth bore nozzles and other equipment
                      • The importance of finding areas of refuge
                      • Dealing with wind-driven fires
                      • Advanced training on stairwells and firefighting tactics
                      • Specialized radio communication and benchmarks
                      • High-rise building fire protection familiarization 
                      • Incident Command structure for high-rise events

                      This is an attainable certificate to add to recruitment portfolios and resumes for any job-seeking applicants and emergency service professionals and firefighters. This is an-class practical training program and is not offered in an online format.

                       

                        Flammable & Combustible Liquids Firefighter Training

                        According to the National Fire Protection Association around 1,600 fires occur annually in which flammable or combustible liquids have been involved. These are some of the most volatile and dangerous fires a firefighter will encounter. This in-class Firehouse Training Flammable & Combustible Liquids Training program, will outline the key areas of hazard and risk assessments for on-site industrial response teams or responding to local fire departments.

                        Upon successful completion of this Firehouse Training program, the student will:

                        • Describe the different characteristics of flammable liquids and hazardous materials
                        • Recognize hazardous materials and conduct appropriate on-scene risk assessments
                        • Identify the safety requirements for the use of flammable liquids on the job
                        • Recognize the storage requirements for flammable liquids at a work facility
                        • Conduct foam calculations and firefighting tactics for a flammable liquid event
                        • Demonstrate job performance requirements under NFPA 1072 for Hazardous Materials Operations

                          Training Certifications & Training Courses

                          All Firehouse Training courses meet or exceed NFPA Firefighter Professional Standards and Qualifications, and is indicated on your course certificates. Our various training courses take place at the Total Rescue state of the art training facility and include but not limited to the following:

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                          Ontario Fire Marshal - NFPA Level I & II Test Preparation Tutoring Sessions

                          Are you prepared to write for your OFM/NFPA Pro Board firefighter test? Have you completed your college Pre-Service Firefighter program, but were unsuccessful in passing the standardized provincial fire marshals testing?

                          This three hour OFMEM practical and/or written test prep tutoring session is specially designed to help students who have recently graduated from a Pre-Service Fire Fighting program, or those who have completed college graduation.

                          This tutoring session will improve the preparedness of the firefighter candidate, and emphasize key study areas, which will be evaluated on the OFMEM NFPA Level & II standardized provincial test.

                          Key Study Preparation Topics Include:

                          • Fire Department Communications
                          • Building Construction and Fire Behaviour
                          • Firefighter SCBA and Personal Protective Equipment
                          • Structural Search, Victim Removal and Firefighter Survival
                          • Ground Ladders and Forcible Entry
                          • Tactical Ventilation and Water Supply
                          • Basic Tools and Equipment
                          • Ropes, Webbing and Knots
                          • Fire Hose and Fire Streams
                          • Fire Loss Control and Fire Protection Systems
                          • Hazardous Materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations

                          Upon successful completion of this practical and written test tutoring session, each firefighter candidate will receive a reference letter of completion, to place within their professional application portfolio. Inquire with Firehouse Training for upcoming session availability, pricing and dates.

                          Standard First Aid and CPR Training – HCP Level For Emergency Responders

                          This Health Care Provider Standard First Aid and CPR course teaches all CPR skills plus advanced skills which meet national WSIB protocols and Heart and Stroke Foundation guidelines. The course is available in one day Standard First recertification or two day full courses. This is ideal for any particpant who is attaining employment in any of the Emergency Services.

                          Topics Include:

                          • Covers all CPR Levels (A,B,C,HCP) as well as 2-person Baby CPR
                          • Barrier devices and Pocket masks
                          • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
                          • Bag Valve Mask (BVM) Training for Healthcare Provider Level
                          • Pulse Check for Healthcare Provider Level
                          • Adult, Child and Infant CPR
                          • Adult, Child and Infant Choking Response
                          • Secondary Survey
                          • Musculoskeletal Injuries
                          • Spinal Precautions
                          • Soft Tissue Injuries (bruises, burns, and frostbite)
                          • Heat and Cold Temperature Emergencies
                          • Poisons

                          Confined Space Entry And Rescue

                          This 8 or 16 hour course is intended for individuals that will be employed as rescue personnel in a confined space capacity. Personnel are trained in not only the hazards and entry requirements of confined spaces, but will also acquire the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively coordinate, perform, and supervise a technical confined space rescue incident. The student will acquire skills and knowledge of ropes and knots, respiratory and communication systems, hazard recognition and appropriate control measures, patient packaging, atmospheric monitoring, advanced concepts in incident command, rescue strategies and tactics, rope based rescue systems, site management, team leadership, equipment and resource management, information gathering and utilization, advanced rescue techniques, technical rescue pre-planning and rescue scene management.

                          The following topics will be covered in detail:

                          • Identify types and classes of confined spaces
                          • Understand local safe work regulations in regards to confined spaces
                          • Utilize hazard recognition and mitigation techniques
                          • Utilize the incident command system and basic emergency scene management
                          • Choose appropriate ventilation types and techniques
                          • Choose and operate personal protective equipment
                          • Use atmospheric monitoring equipment
                          • Use supplied air respirators and/or self contained breathing apparatus
                          • Rig basic mechanical advantage systems for raising and lowering
                          • Understand tripod rigging and use
                          • Utilize rescue ropes and tie applicable knots
                          • Patient packaging

                          Technical Rope Rescue Awareness - One Day Course

                          This 8 hour course focuses on basic rope fundamentals. The intention is to build confidence in each rescuer by expanding technical knowledge pertaining to high and low angle scenarios. This course was designed as an entry level course for those wishing to pursue careers in the fire service, military, search and rescue, police, or rope access. Technical Rope Rescue Level Awareness will be a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to take Technical Rope Rescue Level Operations.

                          The following topics will be covered:

                          • Inspection and Maintenance
                          • Equipment Selection
                          • Knots and Anchors
                          • Mechanical Advantage Systems
                          • Lowering Systems
                          • Rappelling
                          • System Safety Factors

                          Technical Rope Rescue Operations - Two Day Course

                          This 16 hour course focuses on the development of individual rescuers as well as rescue teams. The entire program will be scenario based with heavy emphasis on intense practical evolutions drawn from real life rescue situations. This program was designed for a rescuer that is looking to expand current knowledge or possibly to re-evaluate a certain skill set. Technical Rope Rescue Level Awareness will be a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to take Technical Rope Rescue Level Operations.

                          The following topics will be covered:

                          • Raising and Lowering System
                          • Knot passing through rappels
                          • Patient Packaging
                          • Casualty Pick Offs
                          • Stretcher Evacuations
                          • Equipment Analysis

                          Introduction To Fire & Life Safety Practices

                          This is an 8 hour introductory course involving key areas for training and education in Fire and Life Safety practices. This course is ideal for any candidate or employee in the Fire, Police or Security Services. Course topics will include the fire combustion process, different classes of fire, fire behavior in different occupancy types, fire prevention awareness and fire extinguisher training.

                          • History of Fire and Basic Fire Science
                          • Fire Chemistry, Molecular Structure of Fire, Chemical Properties and Chemical Reactions
                          • Combustion Process’, Fire Tetrahedron, Fire Classifications, Heat Measurement and Transfer
                          • Flameover, Flashover, Rollover, Backdraft and Ventilation Flow Paths for Fire in Commercial/Industrial Occupancies
                          • Extinguishing Agents and Theory, Water and Foam Applications, Special Extinguishment Systems
                          • Fire Safety Plans, Building Classifications, Local Fire Dept Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Fire Safety Best Practices and Emergency Response
                          • Building Construction and Sprinkler Systems for Commercial and Industrial
                          • Fire Behavior in Industrial, Commercial and High Hazard Occupancies
                          • Commercial and Industrial Building Control and Ventilation Systems
                          • Commercial, Industrial and High Rise Occupancy Detailed Fire Safety Awareness Training (Elevators, Standpipe and Hose Systems, Ventilation, Stack Effect, Mushrooming, Buoyancy and Smoke Stratification, Smoke Control Systems, Mag-Locked Egress Doors, Dealing with Security)

                          Fire Extinguisher Training

                          The course below can be completed in a stand-alone 4 hour session, or as part of a separate certification in any of our full day fire safety training programs. One of the most important responsibilities of everyone is the detection and prevention of fires. When appropriate, staff should be trained in the proper and safe use of fire extinguishers. This course of instruction is not designed to equip the particpant with the knowledge and skills to detect and extinguish a fire only when it is safe to do so. Topics include the identification of different extinguisher classes, proper selection and operation and general fire safety.

                          • Classifications of Fire
                          • Fire Extinguisher Types
                          • Fire Extinguisher Operation Training and Features
                          • When to Use a Fire Extinguisher
                          • Fire Extinguisher Selection Training and Evaluation
                          • Fire Extinguisher Tips and Annual Testing, Maintenance Requirements
                          • Fire Extinguisher Locations and Storage
                          • Co-ordination and Fire Department Contact

                          High Rise Fire Safety

                          This 8 hour in-depth workplace specific Fire Safety course involving key areas for training and education specifically for the industrial or commercial high rise sector and emergency services personnel. Various training topics will include identification of key fire safety and building systems in relation to a high rise building, fire prevention planning, human behavior, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, smoke mitigation equipment for a high rise and dealing with various elevator, escalator and below grade emergencies.

                          Other areas include:

                          • ​Identification of Key Features in Commercial and High Rise Buildings
                          • Pre-Incident Planning, Fire Safety Plans Review and Audit
                          • Human Behavior and Expectations in an Industrial, Commercial or High Rise Emergency
                          • Fire Alarm and Detection, Building Control Systems, Fire Suppression
                          • Systems for Industrial, Commercial and High Rise
                          • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Classifications, Hazards and Considerations
                          • Fire Department Response and Co-ordination
                          • Fire Control Panels, Alarm Types and Emergency Communication Equipment in Industry
                          • Dealing with Elevator, Escalator and Machinery Entrapment
                          • Medical Emergency Response Protocols in Commercial and Industrial Sectors

                          Fire Safety Strategies For The Emergency Services

                          This is an 8 hour in-depth workplace specific Fire Safety course involving key areas for training and education specifically for the industrial and commercial sector. This course is ideal for any candidate or employee in the Fire, Police or Security Services. Course topics will include important Ontario Fire Code review, Fire Hazard and Fire Prevention Planning for Industrial and Commercial Occupancies, Building Familiarization with Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Systems and Equipment, Fire Safety plan review and training on communication and coordination procedures with the local Fire Department. Fire Extinguisher training component is available in this course, as well.

                          • 7 Principles of Fire and Life Safety
                          • Fire Behavior and Methods of Extinguishment
                          • Introduction to the Ontario Fire Code Review
                          • Building Construction and Fire Hazard Identification for Industrial and Commercial Occupancies
                          • Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Systems, Smoke Detectors and Fire Detection Equipment
                          • Fire Department Notification Procedures, Response and Communication Systems
                          • Fire Prevention Planning, Fire Plans Review, Fire Inspection and Prevention Training and Evaluation Training for Internal Fire Safety Inspections and Audits
                          • Fire Extinguisher Training and Basics (PASS Method, Choosing Extinguishers Based on Fire Class)

                          Trench Rescue Awareness

                          This 8 hour awarenss course provides an introduction and familiarization to trenching, soil classification, protective systems and shoring, atmospheric hazards, common site hazards, and familiarization of rescue techniques for emergency responders. Case studies and mock table-top scenarios and exercise will strongly enhance the particpants knowledge and experience in delaing with an on-site trench rescue.

                          Training topics will include:

                          • Introduction to Trench Safety
                          • Soil Classification
                          • Protective Systems
                          • Atmospheric Hazards and Advanced Air Monitoring Training
                          • Physical Worksite Hazards
                          • Rescue Techniques and Familiarization
                          • Managing the Emergency Scene using the Incident Command System
                          • Case Studies and Mock Tabletop Exercises

                          Hazardous Material Spill Response

                          Many spills are reported each year are caused by industry activities resulting from storage tanks rupturing, pipeline leaks, and oil transport accidents. These spills present a significant threat to the environment and often require specially trained emergency response personnel to contain and clean up the spills.

                          This 8 hour course provides training in the following areas:

                          • Effects of a Chemical Spill in the workplace or environment
                          • Applicable laws and regulations for Spills in Canada
                          • The use of an on-site spill response plan
                          • General operating procedures designed to prevent spills
                          • General control measures for spills
                          • Facility shutdown and evacuation
                          • Managing the Emergency Scene using the Incident Command System
                          • Case Studies and Mock Tabletop Exercises

                          Practical Incident Command Systems For The Emergency Services

                          This 8 hour course focuses on practical incident management training and table-top scenarios, is designed to challenge the student throughout various emergency service incidents. Have you taken IMS 100 to 400 and looking for some more practical hands-on training in Incident Command or Emergency Management? Are you looking for extra knowledge or understanding of how the incident management system works and the fire services industry best practices? This course help the learner understand how all of the emergency services come together to mitigate an emergency scene during various calls and also to implement an Incident Command Systems checklist for your full time or volunteer fire department, that you can use in the future. This one day course will consist of a combination of mock simulations, role playing, lecturing and demonstration of proper incident management competencies.

                          The following topics will be covered:

                          • Simulated emergency scenarios to teach the candidate about working through various calls in the areas of hazmat, working fires, high rise firefighting, natural disasters, technical rescues and CBRNE incidents
                          • Disaster response scenarios
                          • Review of Municipal Disaster Emergency Plans
                          • EOC Emergency Operations Centre set up and accountability
                          • Discussion of allied agencies and various responsibilities
                          • Working response videos
                          • Case studies and table tops
                          • This is an active course, and table top scenario based on working together in teams

                          Strategies Against Terrorism For The Fire And Emergency Services

                          Ever wonder what the role of the Emergency Services is when dealing with large scale threats of Terrorism? How do Fire, Police and Paramedic services respond and work together to handle these calls? In accordance with NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472, this one-day educational course covers the basics roles and response within the Fire Department and joint responding emergency services when it comes to dealing with calls related to Global and Domestic Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Active Shooters and Chemical Attacks and Bomb Threats.

                          Various course topics include:

                          • Introduction to Extremism and Canadian Vulnerabilities
                          • Terrorism in Canada and Interagency Standard Operating Procedures for Fire, Police, Medics
                          • Advanced Awareness Techniques for Firefighter, Police and EMS
                          • Introduction to Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosives and Weapons of Mass Destruction
                          • Establishing Incident Management for Bomb Threats and Active Shooter situations
                          • Introduction to Drug Lab Awareness and Training

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