Fire Rescue

Fire Rescue - Technical Certificate
Skills and Interests

You’re a calm-under-pressure person ready for a rewarding career on the front lines of emergency situations. This program fulfils the National Fire Protection Association professional standard.

Work Environment

Emergency situations and on-site firefighting using special equipment.

Program Location:

Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre (SERT) Centre, Stephenville, NL

Program Length:

Two academic terms


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Practical Experience:

One work term

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  April 15. Applications received after this date will be assessed as resources and space allow.

For More Information:

2020-2021 Undergraduate Viewbook

Program Description

We equip you with the skills necessary to build your career and fulfill your destiny. In the program you'll gain hands-on experience in high angle rescue, first aid, hazardous incident identification and response, and more. You’ll be trained in the field and at our state-of-the-art facilities under real-life conditions.

The courses are taught by full-time, certified faculty and part-time Fire Service personnel. They start you at the most basic level and progressively advance you through all requirements of the Level I and II National Fire Protection Association's Professional Standard.

Admission Requirements

Completion of high school.

A certificate of conduct from your local police force.

A Class 5 Driver's License with an Air Brake Endorsement (Class 9 or equivalent).

Proof of satisfactory physical fitness, visual acuity, colour vision, hearing, etc. prior to writing Transport Canada exams. It must be provided by way of a signed Transport Canada Seafarer's medical from an approved physician

Satisfactory performance on a SERT fitness test based on industry standards prior to the start of the work term.

What Alumni Say

"The Marine Institute gives more than the ability to pursue a career in the fire service, they give the confidence and knowledge required to step into the real world of firefighting.”

- Kyle Castelin
MI Graduate