Firefighter Level I

Firefighter I introduces the novice firefighter to the basics of firefighting as per NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications and Hazardous Materials Awareness per NFPA 472 Standard for Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents. Student performance will be evaluated at each course level with written and often practical exams. The culmination will be the Nova Scotia Fire Services Professional Qualifications Boards Firefighter I Certification Exam.  Methods of instruction will include classroom theory as well as skill oriented “hands on” sessions.  Course instruction time is approximately 21 days spread out over several weekends.  Courses Include :

 

Orientation

Rescue

Fire Control

Safety

Forcible Entry

Suppression Systems

Fire Behaviour

Ground Ladders

Loss Control

Building Construction

Ventilation

Protecting Evidence

Protective Equipment

Water Supply

Intro to HazMat

Portable Extinguishers

Fire Hose

Ops at HazMat

Ropes and Knots

Fire Streams

 

Firefighter Level II

Fire Fighter II is aimed at teaching the student how to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a fire fighting team. Successful students will be trained to perform fire fighting activities on emergency scenes with general supervision, as well requiring the student to maintain direct communication with a supervisor.  Methods of instruction will include classroom theory as well as skill oriented “hands on” sessions. The culmination will be the Nova Scotia Fire Services Professional Qualifications Boards Firefighter II Certification Exam.  Course instruction time is approximately 5-6 weekends.  Courses include advanced training in many of the Firefighter I techniques as well as training in new areas :

 

Building Construction

Liquid Propane Gas Incident Control

Fire Prevention Education

Rescue

Fire Control

Communications

Water Supply

Suppression Systems

Vehicle Extrication

Fire Hose

Protecting Evidence

Fire Streams