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Mar 08 2018

Important Message to Ontario Students Who are Studying, or Considering Studying, to Become a Firefighter in the Province of Ontario

Please read the announcment from the Minsitry of Advanced Education and Skills Development:   

Southwest Fire Academy is an approved NFPA Firefighter training provider in Ontario.  Our Private Career College Registration number is 166176.    

Important Message to Ontario Students Who are Studying, or Considering Studying, to Become a Firefighter in the Province of Ontario

To be a firefighter in the Province of Ontario, it is recommended that the candidate complete the pre-service firefighter program.  In Ontario, the only entity with the authority to test for and provide students with the required certification is the Office of the Fire Mars...


Jan 26 2018

Proposed Changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

Proposed changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act in Ontario and what does it mean for future firefighters?

IMPORTANT STATEMENT OF FACT:These are recommended changes from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and are not legislation yet.  This is currently open for public comment in Ontario.

Earlier this week the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) released a proposed change to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 that requires mandatory certification for firefighters in Ontario.

The proposed changes would take effect January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020 for Techni...


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