Once candidates are selected they proceed to several weeks of recruit training. The recruit training schedule is comprised of a mixture of in classroom theory, home study and practical training. This training is consistent with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001. Further studies in firefighting during the probationary training period and ending after the first 3 years will culminate with an Accredited NFPA 1001 Firefighter 2 certificate.
- firefighter safety and survival
- Fire Department procedures and organization
- fire behaviour and sciences
- uses of firefighting equipment
- live fire training
- wildland firefighting and structure protection
After successful completion of recruit training, candidates proceed to the eight-month probationary training, which includes:
- First Responders Level III Automatic External Defibrillator and Spinal Certification
- auto extrication
- hands-on experience while responding to fire emergency calls
- hazardous materials
- entry-level technical rescue
- public education and fire prevention
Advanced Credential Training
The individual may choose to continue their fire training to become an accredited NFPA 1001 Firefighter. This training is voluntary and is offered in blocks over a two year period.