2019 Training Courses

Come train with us during
the FFAO Convention 2019!

Below you will find our full line-up of courses to take place this summer, with all details including a course description, dates, prerequisites and costs.

Our online registration form is below.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5)

The Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump course meets the knowledge and Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) established by the NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver – Operator Professional Qualifications Chapter 5, 2014 Edition. Upon successful completion of this course each student will understand and be able to demonstrate the operation of a fire department pumper from both a static and pressurized source of water.

Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. Students that successfully complete the testing will receive certification.

Prerequisites:

NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I or NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I Recruit, and a valid DZ Licence.

Proof of a valid DZ Licence must be presented to the instructor at the commencement of the class. Students that fail to provide the proper documentation will not be eligible to attend the class.

It is up to the Fire Chief or designates to determine if the student meets the prerequisite and is eligible to apply for the course and to seek certification.

In-Class Session: 5 days

Date: July 29 – August 2, 2019

Course Number: NFPA 1002 PUMP OPS-19-15 FFAO

Cost:

Fire departments will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $65.00 for each student accepted into this course. The registration fee is not charged for cancellations received a minimum of eight weeks prior to the course start date. Fire departments will be sent an invoice on a quarterly basis.

Pre-Class Materials:

Course materials are posted on the following website Ontario Fire College (http://moodle.contactnorth.ca/course/view.php?id=51)

Instructions for accessing the files:

  • Click the “Log in as a guest” button (below the main log in boxes)
  • Type preclass as your password
  • Click the NFPA 1002 Pump Ops folder to access files for downloading.

Students are responsible for completing all requirements as noted in the pre-class package prior to arrival; this includes bringing any textbooks, equipment, materials, or clothing indicated for the course. Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring the required items will not be eligible to attend.

 

NPFA 1021 Fire Officer Program:

The Fire Officer program meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition.

The Fire Officer program offers a mix of classroom-based sessions, online self-directed learning, as well as practicums. Each level builds on the previous one and cumulatively prepares students to meet all the requirements of NFPA 1021, 2014 Edition.

Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the Fire Officer I course. Students must also complete and submit their skills sign-offs to receive certification.

 

NFPA 1021 Fire Officer 1 – Blended:

This course provides students with timely information that aids in their daily performance as a fire officer. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, administration, accountability, cultural diversity, health and safety, human resource management, public relations, functional leadership, incident command, inspection and investigation, budgeting process, basic strategic planning, and basic strategy and tactics. The Fire Officer I course is intended for the frontline fire officers with a supervisory role.

Prerequisite:

NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II or NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II Recruit

It is up to the Fire Chief or designates to determine if the student meets the prerequisite and is eligible to apply for the course and to seek certification.

Co-requisite:

NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I (required for certification)

Blended Delivery*:

Online, self-directed learning followed by a 5 day in-class session

Date: July 29 – August 2, 2019

Course Number: NFPA 1021 FO 1 Blended-19-31 FFAO

Cost:

Fire departments will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $65.00 for each student accepted into this course. The registration fee is not charged for cancellations received a minimum of eight weeks prior to the course start date. Fire departments will be sent an invoice on a quarterly basis.

Pre-Class Materials:

Approximately five weeks prior to the start date of the course an email will be sent to the Fire Chief and any designates on the OFC contact list by the Administrative Assistant for the Ontario Fire College (OFC) course coordinator Ken Benoit. It will contain a redemption code for each student registered and instructions on how to login and commence the preclass work.

The Fire Chief and designate(s) are to forward the redemption code and instructions to each student keeping the individual codes confidential.   It is important that students only use the redemption codes assigned to them to log into the course. Redemption codes and login information are to be sent to the students as soon as possible to ensure the student has the appropriate amount of time (30 days) to work on preclass assignments.

The online preclass must be completed prior to the commencement of the in-class sessions in order to attend. The student’s progress through the preclass work is monitored and if the student is not completing the required work, the student will be removed from the course.

Replacing a student or adding a student on a Fire Officer course:

As the volume of preclass is extensive, the replacement or the addition of a student will not be accepted after the Redemption Codes for preclass materials have been issued for the course.

Inquiries directly relating to the course content can be sent to OFC Coordinator ken.benoit@ontario.ca

Students are responsible for completing all requirements as noted in the pre-class package prior to arrival; this includes bringing any textbooks, equipment, materials, or clothing indicated for the course. Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring the required items will not be eligible to attend.

 

NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer (Chapter 5):

This course meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2015 Edition. This three-day course examines the role of the incident safety officer (ISO) at any situation requiring emergency response, and will define their operation within the incident command system. The student will be able to evaluate and prioritize risks while using critical thinking to analyze and mitigate hazards. Students will learn to select the most appropriate control measure to ensure effectiveness of emergency response and enhance firefighter safety.

The program will cover the role of the safety officer including safety, regulations and standards, and reading buildings, smoke, risk, hazardous energy, and firefighters. The course also examines triggers and traps, developing a systematic approach, and ISO responsibilities at structure fires, wildland fires, as well as technical and post incident responsibilities. This training will allow the students to better identify incident action options in a risk-based response. Supplemental scenario based training will also allow students to apply what they have learned.

Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. To receive certification students must also complete and submit their skills sign-offs to AS&E, within three months from the end of the course.

Prerequisite:

NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I

It is up to the Fire Chief or designates to determine if the student meets the prerequisite and is eligible to apply for the course and to seek certification.

Students are required to bring paper, a pen or pencil, a USB memory stick, and if possible a laptop or tablet.

Blended Delivery:

Online, self-directed followed by a 3 day classroom session

Date: July 31 – August 2, 2019

Course Number: NFPA 1521 ISO-19-9 FFAO

Cost:

Fire departments will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $65.00 for each student accepted into this course. The registration fee is not charged for cancellations received a minimum of eight weeks prior to the course start date. Fire departments will be sent an invoice on a quarterly basis.

Pre-Class Materials:

Course materials are posted on the following website Ontario Fire College (http://moodle.contactnorth.ca/course/view.php?id=51)

Instructions for accessing the files:

  • Click the “Log in as a guest” button (below the main log in boxes)
  • Type preclass as your password
  • Click the NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer folder to access files for downloading.

Students are responsible for completing all requirements as noted in the pre-class package prior to arrival; this includes bringing any textbooks, equipment, materials, or clothing indicated for the course. Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring the required items will not be eligible to attend.

 

Wild Card (Large Animal Rescue/Machinery Rescue/Railway Safety: 

Date: July 31 – August 2,2019
Delivery: In-class session and hands-on training.
Prerequisites: N/A

Cost: $325.00 (includes meals)

Maximum class size: 20

*Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring required PPE will not be eligible to attend.

Enrolment deadline: June 20, 2019.

 

Forcible Entry:

Date: July 30, 2019.

Delivery: Hands-on training.

Prerequisites: N/A

Cost: $295.00 (includes meals)

Maximum class size: 24
*Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring required PPE will not be eligible to attend.

Enrolment deadline: June 30, 2019.

 

Auto X Train the Trainer:

Date: July 29 – July 30, 2019
Delivery: In-class session and hands-on training.
Prerequisites: N/A

Cost: $425.00 (includes meals)

Maximum class size: 16

*Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring required PPE will not be eligible to attend.

Enrolment deadline: June 20, 2019.

 

Womens 1 Day Auto X:

Date: July 31, 2019
Delivery: Hands-on training.
Prerequisites: N/A

Cost: $295.00 (includes meals)

Maximum class size: 16

*Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring required PPE will not be eligible to attend.

Enrolment deadline: June 20, 2019.

 

Heavy Truck & Bus Rescue:

Date: July 31, 2019
Delivery: Hands-on training.
Prerequisites: N/A

Cost: $325.00 (includes meals)

Maximum class size: 18

*Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring required PPE will not be eligible to attend.

Enrolment deadline: June 20, 2019.

 

To register your spot, please submit this form:

FFAO 2019 Training Registration

This registration form is your official request to participate in the FFAO 2019 Training programs to be offered at our annual convention, which will take place July 29 to August 6, 2019. NOTE: It is up to the Fire Chief or designates to determine if the student meets the prerequisite and is eligible to apply for the course and seek certification. This year’s event will be hosted by the County of Brant and Paris Firefighters Association.
  • It is up to the Fire Chief or Designates to determine if the student meets the prerequisite and is eligible to apply for the course and to seek certification.
  • FFAO Member enrolment deadline: May 31, 2019. Open enrolment deadline: June 30, 2019
    For a complete list of training courses, details, dates and pricing see the Training Coursesnin the Convention 2019 of the FFAO website.