Firefighter Schools

    CVSFA is a national organization created to benefit the community by maintaining and strengthening Canadian volunteer fire services through the provision of education and training, administration and organizational standards for volunteer firefighter units.

    Saskatchewan Instructors' Group

    Mission: To establish and maintain a uniform, professional education and training process in Saskatchewan with the goal of conserving life, environment and property.

    Manitoba Emergency Services College

    The Manitoba Emergency Services College is located in Brandon, Manitoba. The College is committed to providing superior emergency response programs that meet the needs of emergency service and industry.

    With the increasing complexity of modern technology and the continuing emphasis on professionalism, it is apparent that the emergency services and related areas have evolved into a highly technical and sophisticated science requiring competently trained individuals. Aware of this situation, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Manitoba Emergency Services College is dedicated to providing programs and services of superior quality to meet the immediate, as well as the future needs in our ever changing society and to enhance the quality of life safety to all.

    Click here to view the Manitoba Emergency Services Conference Brochure.

    Parkland College

    Parkland College Protection and Emergency Services in partnership with Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, offers training that meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 - Professional Firefighter Qualifications standards. This training is widely endorsed by fire departments as a necessary credential for new hires. Students are prepared for employment with municipalities and/or pursue further training. 

    Graduates of this program will be awarded IFSAC and ProBoard Certification in:
    - NFPA 1001 Firefighter Professional Qualifications Level I & II
    - NFPA 472 Dangerous Goods - Awareness/Operations Levels (Haz Mat)
    -NFPA 1051 Wildland Firefighter Professional Qualifications Level I

    Click here to view the class guide.

    Lakeland College

    Jump-start your career! If you’re seeking a position as a career fire fighter in a
    municipal setting, this program can give you a competitive edge. The NFPA
    Standard 1001 - Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications - is widely endorsed by
    departments as a necessary credential for new hires. Our program’s curriculum
    exceeds the requirement set out by the NFPA, and includes more practice runs
    and other hands-on skill building.

    The program is offered several times a year at fire etc. in a full-time 12-week
    Upon completion, students will be eligible to receive:
    NFPA 1001, 
    NFPA 472
    Awareness and Operations levels, 
    and NFPA 1051 certificates.

    The Fire Fighter Training Program is both IFSAC and ProBoard accredited and
    forms the prerequisite for entry to other NFPA professional standards training. 

    College of the Rockies

    College of the Rockies has run Fire Services Training Programs for over a decade and is Pro Board Accredited.  In addition to the full-time academy program here, College of the Rockies also offers fire training services to departments in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, as well as NWT and overseas in Saudi Arabia. Full-Time, 23-week, Fire Training Certificate Program in Kimberley, BC. If you would like to view our Academy program content, please feel free to visit: and click on the Fire Training Certificate option on the right hand side of the page.

    Justice Institute of BC

    The Fire & Safety Division offers two programs for the Fire Fighters. Both are based on the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications and is offered only to Fire Service Personnel.

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