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 here.
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.
|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
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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.
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.
Graduates of the program are eligible to write the NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II and NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations certification exams.
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.
This information is accurate as of December 2016.
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.