Ontario Fire College Courses

Northern College is a designated Regional Training Center with the Ontario Fire College

NFPA-1021 Fire Officer 1
This course provides students with timely information that aids in their daily performance as a fire officer. Topics covered include fire officer roles and responsibilities, including the following subjects: 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. Fire Officer 1 is intended for the front line officers with a supervisory role.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II or NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II Recruit
Blended Delivery: Classroom and online, self-directed
Cost: $350+HST (RTC Fee) – includes lunch

March 16-17, 23-24, 2019
Course Code: NFPA 1021 FO I Blended-19-28
Location: South Porcupine, ON

July 6-7, 13-14, 2019
Course Code: NFPA 1021 FO I Blended-19-29
Location: South Porcupine, ON

NFPA 1002 Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump (Chapter 5)
This course will cover the job performance requirements that shall be met under NFPA 1002 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 Academic Standards and Evaluation with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be available at the conclusion of the course for students wishing to receive certification. Proof of a valid DZ Licence must be presented to the Instructor at the commencement of the class. Students that fail to provide proper documentation will not be eligible to attend the class.

Prerequisites: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I or NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I Recruit, and a valid DZ Licence.
In-Class Session
Cost: $350+HST (RTC Fee - includes lunch)

August 10-11, 17-18, 2019
Course Code: NFPA 1002 Pump Ops-19-11
Location: South Porcupine, ON

NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Core Operations
Hazardous Materials Core Operations training focuses on the recognition of a hazardous materials emergency, personnel safety, hazard assessment, and the notification of higher skilled emergency responders or technical response teams. Students will become familiar with the Emergency Response Guidebook and learn about the mandate and authority of the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC). Students will explore topics such as placards, containers, and materials involved; determine whether materials have been released, PPE, emergency decontamination, and the evaluation of the surrounding conditions. By collecting hazard and response information students will develop a “risk based response” plan.

Students must provide their own turnout gear. To maximize firefighter safety, students are required to bring their own SCBA and two air cylinders. Information and guidance on safely transporting SCBA and cylinders to and from the RTC are included in the pre-class information package for this course. Core Operation will also include the sign off of NFPA 472 Mission-Specific Product Control (Section 6.6), 2013 Edition. Provincial testing through Academic Standards and Evaluation with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be available at the conclusion of the course for students wishing to receive certification.

Priority will be given to fire departments that have Hazardous Materials Core Operations as a declared level of service under their enabling and regulating by-law.

Prerequisite: OFC NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness (4.2) In-Class Session

Cost: $350+HST (RTC Fee - includes lunch)
September 13-14, 21-22, 2019
Course Code: NFPA 1072 HM Core Ops-19-5
Location: South Porcupine, ON

For more information or to register please contact:

Amy Danchuk
Regional Training Center Coordinator – Northern College
705-235-3211 ext 2104
danchuka@northern.on.ca