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Program Overview

This is a two semester Program, plus an eight week Workterm, delivered at the Safety and Emergency Response Training (SERT) Centre in Stephenville, NL. It is based on internationally recognized NFPA standards. The courses are taught by full-time, certified faculty and part-time Fire Service personnel.

Students attend lectures in a modern classroom setting and complete realistic skills training in a “live fire” training facility. They gain practical experience by using modern fire suppression equipment in a simulated fire station environment.

To receive the FIRE RESCUE program certificate students must pass all courses within the program and earn certifications from an NFPA accredited agency in the following:

  1. NFPA 1006 - Technical Rescuer - Rope Rescue Levels I and II (This includes CORE components)
  2. NFPA 1006 - Technical Rescuer - Confined Space Entry Levels 1 and II
  3. NFPA 1006 - Technical Rescuer - Vehicle Extrication Levels I and II
  4. NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Awareness
  5. NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Operations
  6. NFPA 1001 Level 1 (Fire Fighter 1)
  7. NFPA 1001 Level 2 (Fire Fighter 2)
  8. NFPA 1002 (Fire Pumper/Driver Operator).

Please note:

All NFPA testing is conducted by an External Agency. No oral examination will be available for NFPA testing.

Program Entry

Please refer to the Admissions section of the Academic Calendar.

Please Note:

Physical fitness is required for employment as a fire fighter. Therefore, a SERT Fitness test will be administered in the first week of the program. Students will use the results of this test to prepare for the second SERT Fitness test. Successful completion of the second Physical Fitness Test conducted in Semester Two is prerequisite to work term commencement. During this second Physical Fitness test, Students will be required to wear full turnout gear and SCBA. Timeline required for successful completion is under 10 minutes.

Program Outline

Course Delivery Schedule subject to change: Please note that the order of course delivery may vary.

Semester One:
FIRE 0027 (Advanced Medical First Responder Level II (80
hours))
FIRE 0037 (Technical Rescuer - Vehicle Machinery Extrication
Level I and II)
FIRE 0038 (Technical Rescuer - Rope Rescue Level I and II)
FIRE 0039 (Technical Rescuer - Confined Space Rescue Level I
and II)
FIRE 0036 (Hazardous Materials Awareness)
FIRE 0035 (Hazardous Materials Operations)
SFTY 1104 (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information
Systems)
Semester Two:
FIRE 0011 (Fire Fighter - Level I)
FIRE 0040 (Flashover Recognition)
FIRE 0026 - (Land Based Response to Shipboard Fires -
Awareness Level)
FIRE 0030 (Fire Pumper/Driver Operator)
FIRE 0034 (Firefighter - Level II)
Work Term
WKTM 0010 (Work Term)
 
Work Term Requirements
  • Successful completion of all courses within the Fire Rescue Program
  • Successful Completion of NFPA Level 1 Certification
  • Successful Completion of Physical Fitness Test conducted in Semester Two. During this second Physical Fitness Test, students will be required to wear full turnout gear and SCBA. Timeline requirement for successful completion is under 10 minutes.
  • Clear Code of Conduct document from a Police Department.

Credit Earned:

  • Technical Certificate - Fire Rescue
  • 2 Semesters (each 13 weeks) plus an 8 week Work Term

School of Maritime Studies
Contact: Marine Institute Admissions Officer
1-800-563-5799 (ext. 380)
1-709-643-5550 - Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre, Stephenville
(709) 778-0380
email: admissions@mi.mun.ca

Careers

The graduate of this program will be qualified for a recruit level position with a municipal or industrial fire department.

Program Outline

Course Delivery Schedule subject to change: Please note that the order of course delivery may vary.

Semester One:

  • FIRE 0027 (Advanced Medical First Responder Level II (80 hours))
  • FIRE 0037- Technical Rescuer - (Vehicle Machinery Extrication Level I and II)
  • FIRE 0038 - Technical Rescuer - (Rope Rescue Level I and II)
  • FIRE 0039 - Technical Rescuer - (Confined Space Rescue Level I and II)
  • FIRE 0036 (Hazardous Materials Awareness)
  • FIRE 0035 (Hazardous Materials Operations)
  • SFTY 1104 (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)

Semester Two:

  • FIRE 0011 (Firefighter - Level 1)
  • FIRE 0040 (Flashover Recognition)
  • FIRE 0026 - (Land Based Response to Shipboard Fires - Awareness Level)
  • FIRE 0030 (Fire Pumper/Driver Operator)
  • FIRE 0034 (Firefighter - Level II)

Work Term

  • WKTM 0010 (Work Term)