Are you exploring a career as a seasonal forest firefighter (Fire Ranger) or a forest firefighter position in the private industry? In order to obtain a forest firefighter position, you must complete training from an Ontario of Natural Resources (MNR) accredited SP-100 Forest Firefighting Training Program. The SP100 course consists of 40% classroom and 60% practical field work. Course content is as follows:
- Helicopter operations
- Hose laying and water applications
- Power pump set-up
- Fireline patrol and observations
- Water bombing operations
- Hand tools
- Personal safety on the fireline
- Tent and camp equipment set-up
- Fire behaviour
- Radio operations
- Safety around chainsaw operations
- Mop-up principles
Participants must arrive with CSA approved safety toed boots and to start the course in appropriate clothing for class and field exercises based on current weather conditions, i.e. rain suit and warm jacket. The balance of the protective equipment will be issued at the start of the course. Instructors and students must wear this safety equipment on all field exercises. The training to use this equipment consistently is a critical component of the course and fireline safety in the future.
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