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.

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