Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 21701 Length: 2 semesters
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
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Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.
Approximately $175 for York University Fitness Evaluation and approximately $500 for firefighter-related textbooks/equipment. Psychology and humanities books are extra.Fees by Semester >
Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.
Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.
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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
In order to continue with your application for Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of mandatory admission testing. This contains all the information you need to prepare for this test. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.
Applicants are required to attend an information session and complete mandatory admission testing that will include fire aptitude, math and writing. A $50 assessment fee will be charged at the time of registration for this session. Please see “Registration Instructions” below. A list of suggested test preparation resources can be found at http://registrar.humberc.on.ca/admissions/Fire_Test_Prep.pdf
Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:
Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.
All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.
Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
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, fire apparatus operations, emergency care for patients, hazardous materials awareness and firefighter fitness training. 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. Once you get close to graduation, we’ll help you embark on a gratifying career by coaching you in resumé writing and interview techniques.
Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program.Courses Learning Outcomes
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.
The pre-graduate work experience (a minimum of 172 hours) will give you an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in school to intensive practice sessions in a variety of areas. You will be required to have successfully completed all other vocational theory and skills courses within the program prior to commencing pre-graduate work experience.
Watch the video below to find out more about the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program and see our state-of-the-art facilities
On a given training day, students run the exercises many times. Students get to adopt a role on different teams with each iteration, and each time there are surprises.
To ensure that student firefighters get training under conditions they’ll face in the real world, each year Humber conducts several live burn exercises at a burn tower. This gives students the chance to gain professional confidence while putting their skills to the test.
We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Mississauga Fire and Emergency (MFES).
In the fall of 2016 we will start bringing our students to the Garry Morden Training Centre, operated by the MFES, which contain training props such as:
Become a key member of the emergency services professions by playing an important role as a firefighter in saving lives, property and the environment. Use your skills, physical abilities and fire prevention and suppression techniques to put out fires and keep communities secure.
Graduates have been hired by fire departments in cities across the province and the country including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Vaughan, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax, as well as by the Canadian Forces.
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, through the Endorsement Review Board, endorses the program content of Humber’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program. This curriculum is based on NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II (2013), which comprises the body of knowledge and practical skills required to meet the job-related performance objectives specified in the standard. Graduates of the program are eligible to write the NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II certification exams. There is an additional cost for these certifications.
Additional requirements may apply.
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.