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Fire Services

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: FS211Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:


  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) or Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent) 
    • One Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Vulnerable Sector Check

Prior to the commencement of the second year of study, students must complete a vulnerable sector check. Certain requirements including the vulnerable sector check are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program and/or securing employment. During the first year of the program, faculty/staff will support students as they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Practical-based Physical Activity

Before participating in this program, students are expected to demonstrate a personal commitment to physical activity and healthy living, and possess the ability to participate in practical-based physical activity courses: resistance training, group exercise classes, cardiovascular training, plyometrics and flexibility training.

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,922.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

James Bulger, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 5338
james.bulger@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How To Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Fire Services Diploma program teaches you the theory of fire science, fire prevention, safety, physical and mental health while working collaboratively with social and community services. Taking this program will provide you with a well-rounded education in fire services. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by professional fire and emergency services. Develop personal resilience strategies to manage the rigours of this career.

This program does not provide you with education to become a firefighter. If you would like information on becoming a firefighter, see our Pre-Service Firefighter program.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Design, interpret, problem-solve and modify technical projects related to fire protection.
  • Analyze the impact of legislation, fire standards, regulations, ethics, and guidelines on the operation of fire services
  • Use building construction documentation to evaluate safety hazards when responding to an emergency.
  • Advocate for fire services, fire health, safety and prevention to enhance public safety and awareness.
  • Apply relevant occupational health and safety regulations, legislation, policies and procedures, ethical principles and professional conduct in various workplaces.
  • Apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills to enhance the quality of service in fire services.
  • Analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of historical practices and current trends on the operations in fire science.
  • Ensure maintenance of one’s physical and mental health and abide by the occupational standards of the firefighting profession.
  • Employ strategies, programs and interventions to provide help to an individual experiencing an acute mental health crisis as well as to address chronic stress related behaviours found in self and others.
  • Apply knowledge of human rights and freedoms legislation in all verbal and written interactions.
  • Work cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to manage the rigors of a career in Emergency Services.


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Your Career

Our program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue employment in a broad range of fire services including fire service training, fire code inspection, fire cause investigation, and emergency measures with municipal fire services, military, and provincial ministries within the public sector. Graduates may also find employment within the private sector in security, fire inspection and insurance adjustment.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

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 and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.