NFPA 1001 – Professional Firefighter Qualifications

Overview

Professional Firefighter training in Saskatchewan

Are you looking for a hot career in municipal or industrial firefighting in Saskatchewan? Then Parkland College can offer the training to kick start this career. Our 13-week program provides a comprehensive blend of theory and practical skills required for entry-level career positions.

Our program curriculum, provided in cooperation with Lakeland College – Emergency Training Centre, exceeds National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements including more practice runs and hands-on activities.

Theory taught in the classroom is reinforced through live field training activities in controlled environments. In addition to firefighter training, students will receive training in dangerous goods response and wildland fires.

If the flexibility of part-time courses is more what you are looking for – NFPA 1001 individual courses are also available on a part-time basis in Saskatchewan.

Why Parkland College?

Our training meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Associate (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications.

Graduates of the program will be awarded IFSAC and ProBoard Certifications in:

  • NFPA 1001 – Professional Firefighter Qualifications Level I & II
  • NFPA 472 – Dangerous Goods – Awareness/Operations Levels
  • NFPA 1051 – Wildland Professional Firefighter Qualifications Level I

Student Experience Video

Want to see what the fire program is really like at Parkland College? Check out our Student Experience Video produced by a 2011 grad.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or GED 12.  There are options for special admission.
  • English language requirement
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Medical suitability (assessment and questionnaire completed by a General Practitioner)

Important Notes:

  • You must exhibit physical strength and fitness consistent with the requirements of professional practice.
  • You will participate in training programs which includes swimming.

Tuition

Tuition & Location

NFPA 1001 is widely endorsed as a necessary credential for new hires. If you are seeking a position as a career firefighter or want to gain knowledge and practice, this program can give you the competitive edge.

Location: Melville, Saskatchewan
Dates: August 5, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Length: 13 weeks
Tuition: Approx. $9,560.00
Materials and Air Brake training: $750.00

“Tuition costs are estimates and subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.”

Courses

Courses

The 13-week program includes a blend of theory and practical hands on training in the following areas:

100 1051 – Wildland Fire & First Aid/CPR “C” with AED
200 Building Construction/Communications/Fire Behavior
300 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus/Rescue
400 Hoses/Hoselays/Water Systems
500 Ladders/Vent/Hoisting Equipment/Forcible Entry/Sprinklers
600 Driving NFPA – 1002/Pumping – 1002 (Pump A)
700 Live Runs
800 Flammable Liquid & Foam
900 Fire Alarms/Communications/472 – Dangerous Goods Awareness/Public Education
1000 Fire Extinguishers/Pre Fire Planning
1100 Vehicle Extrication
1200 472 – Dangerous Goods Operations – Theory/Practical
Additional Training Class 3 Driving Experience
Air Brake training
Resume Writing
Interview Skill Assessment
Additional hands on/live burn training
Swimming Lessons
School Presentations on Fire Awareness

Future Study Options

Future Study Options

Parkland College offers more options in this field that may supplement your skills and employability. These certificates and/or diplomas can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work. Qualified graduates may be able to apply some academic credits towards further study. For more information on training available in Saskatchewan please use the links below:

Career Opportunities

NFPA 1001 training provides the basic training required for many industrial safety positions, and the starting program for a full time firefighter career.

For full time positions, additional training will be required in the firefighting areas in addition to emergency medical training. Each full time municipal fire department has its own requirements to be considered for employment. Demand for this training at industrial sites is expected to expand as the province continues to grow.

Enhanced Training includes:

  • Class 3 Driving Experience
  • Air Brake Training
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skill Assessment
  • Additional hands-on/live burn training
  • Swimming lessons
  • School Presentations on Fire Awareness

For more information please contact:

Shelley Cherney
Coordinator, Emergency Services
Direct: 1.306.728.6596
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-Mail: s.cherney@parklandcollege.sk.ca 


Last Updated: March 5, 2014