Firehouse Training has an exclusive partnership with Total Rescue Inc. in Elora, Ontario to provide professional in-class training courses and provide online training certifications. Many certifcate endorsments include industry memberships with COR certifcation, membership within the NFPA and CFSA organizations. Our various training courses take place at the Total Rescue state of the art training facility and include but not limited to the following:




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.

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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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • ​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:

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  • ​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.

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  • 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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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

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Cancellation Policy

All requests to withdraw from a course must be received by Firehouse Training or Total Rescue a minimum of two (2) business days prior to course start date. Such requests must be made by phone, in writing or Email to at info@firehousetraining.ca or info@totalrescue.ca.

Failing to provide at least two (2) business days notice of withdrawal will result in a forfeiture of 50% of the course fee (per participant registered). Participants who withdraw after the class start date, late arrivals that are denied entrance to the class, or who fail to attend the class without notification (No Shows), will forfeit the full course fee. Qualified substitutions will be allowed up to the course start date in lieu of forfeitures.

Within one business day, we reserve the right to cancel any course in which the minimum registration of five students is not achieved. Every effort will be made to advise participants by phone, e-mail or mail, of cancellations before start date. If Firehouse Training or Total Rescue cancels a course you will be given the option to transfer to a later date or be issued a credit towards a future course of your choice. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.