FIREFIGHTER PRE-SERVICE

  • Pre-Service 1001 Firefighter Course (19-CDN-1001-2-1)

    (Tue Jan 1, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019)


    **This is an open enrollment program. Sign up any time and get started.**

    Not sure if your ready to take the leap? Check out our Edge Program: SFA EDGE PROGRAM

    Southwest Fire Academy offers an NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I&II training program that is approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.  At the end of the program, the successful student will participate in testing provided by the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Office for IFSAC certification in:

         ·         NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I
         ·         NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level II
         ·         NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness
         ·         NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Operations 

    In order to be eligible to write the OFMEM certification testing and attend the Bootcamp portion you must have a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP.  

    Our course is broken down into two components:

         1.      Classroom / Computer based learning at the SFA Campus - This component can be done on your schedule. We have instructors available throughout the week and weekends.


         2.      Firefighter boot camp - During your two week boot camp you will be training, working and living with fellow students in a fire station environment. In addition to training, students will be expected to respond to mock emergencies at any moment, day or night. 

     

    Bootcamp Dates for 2020

    February 21 - March 7, 2020

    March 13 -28, 2020

    May 1 - 16, 2020

    June 5 - 20, 2020

    August 7 - 22, 2020

    September 11 - 26, 2020

    October 9 - 24, 2020

    November 13 - 28, 2020


    Classroom / Computer Based Learning (115 Hours):

    Upon enrollment, students will be mailed the IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 6th edition and the IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders text book and online course access.  

    This component of the core program is completed at the SFA campus prior to the student starting their bootcamp.  During the 115 hours at the campus, you will compete online tests, equipment orientation, basic firefighter skills and have time for self-study.

    The 115 hours are broken up into instructor led blocks and self-study blocks.  There are 4 days (blocks) of instructor led training that you must attend.  The instructor led blocks are provided several times a month on various dates, so no matter what your schedule, you can complete the training at your convenience.  

    The blocks are designed so that they can be completed out of order.  The campus’s 24- hour / day schedule with provided accommodations means it is available with few exceptions most days for the remainder of your 115 hours / self-study portion.  You can find the available days on the calendar on this website.   

    The 115 hours are the minimum hours required to attend the SFA campus, however, you are more than welcome to spend as much extra time as you wish, at no charge, taking advantage of our equipment, instructors and props!  In addition, if you wish to re-take any of the block training or parts of a block, you are welcome to do so.  All of this makes the SFA Pre-Service Firefighter program the most flexible program available today, preparing you to become the ultimate candidate for the fire service! 

    Firefighter Boot Camp:

    Students will live and work together and the only way to succeed is to embrace the team atmosphere.  Although challenging, the experience and friendships you will create will last a lifetime!

    Throughout the program, you will have access and use the best firefighting, rescue equipment and PPE available on the market today.  You will arrive on a Friday evening and participate in a meet and greet and orientation to the boot camp.  Each day of the boot camp you will generally follow the same schedule:

         0530 – 0630 – Physical Training
         0630 – 0745 – Showers, Breakfast, Dorm Inspections
         0800 – 0900 – Daily Exam / Daily Safety Briefing
         0900 – 1200 – Classroom / Practical Training
         1200 – 1300 – Lunch 
         1300 – 1600 – Classroom / Practical Training
         1600 – 1700 – Individual Study / Station Duties
         1700 – 1800 – Supper 
         1800 – 2200 – Individual Study / Group Work / Optional Training
         2200 – 0530 – Lights Out / Individual Study / Emergency Response Simulations

    Cost of the program includes:

         ·         Accommodations 
         ·         Meals and Snacks during Boot Camp
         ·         Equipment and Training Props
         ·         Text Books and Computer Access
         ·         PPE and SCBA Rental - Excluding Firefighter Gloves
         ·         All Expendable Materials
         ·         OFMEM Testing Fees

    Optional Student PPE Plan $435.00:

         ·         Helmet and Visor
         ·         Firefighting Gloves
         ·         Fire Hood  

    This is your gear to keep.  It is issued to you when you arrive for your 115 hours! 

    Payment Plans are Available

    - 25% down payment due upon registering, remaining money is divided into 4 equal payments due 1 month from the date of your down payment.
    Example - June 1 Registration (25% + financing fee), July 1 - payment due, August 1 - payment due, Sept 1 - payment due, Oct 1 - final payment due

    There is a one time non-refundable financing fee of $200.00 added to the deposit payment if you select the SFA payment plan

    Full payment is required before the start of boot camp.

    Southwest Fire Academy also offers several other programs that can help you stand out from the other candidates applying for the greatest career in the world.  Check out our bundle packages for more information.

    If you have any questions or would like to talk to our staff please contact us at registrations@fire-academy.ca or call us at 1-888-935-7489.


    Starts:
    Jan 1, 2019 6:00 PM
    Ends:
    Dec 31, 2019 5:00 PM
    Capacity:
    25
    Cost:
    $6995.00
    Location:
    SFA Campus
  • Pre-Service 1001 Firefighter Course Bundle - Platinum Level

    (Sat Jun 1, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019)


    We are the Future of First Response, you can join us!  Looking for a career in emergency services?  Look no further than Southwest Fire Academy.  Our Platinum Level Emergency Responder Training Package is for the student looking to put themselves ahead of all of the rest of the applicants.  This program includes the following:

     

    IFSAC / ProBoard Seals:

    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and II
    • NFPA 1072 HAZMAT Awareness, Operations and Technician
    • NFPA 1002 Driver Operator
    • NFPA 1006 Certifications when Available from OFMEM

     

    SFA Certifications (Including IFSAC Certification Testing when Available from OFMEM):

    • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations
    • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician including Highlines
    • NFPA 1006 Confined Space Rescue Awareness and Operations
    • NFPA 1006 Confined Space Rescue Technician
    • NFPA 1006 Surface Water Rescue Technician
    • NFPA 1006 Swiftwater Technician
    • NFPA 1006 Ice Rescue Technician
    • NFPA 1006 Vehicle Rescue Technician
    • SFA OFAI Stage 3 Test Prep

     

    Registering for this program includes SFA's approved NFPA 1001 Firefighter Pre-Service Program.  Accommodations are included for all of the training at the SFA Campus.  Accommodations and food is included during the Pre-Service Bootcamp.  The following text books are also included in the cost of the course:

    • IFSTA Firefighter Essentials 
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician
    • IFSTA Driver Operator
    • SFA Technical Rescue Student Manuals

     

    Additionally, this program includes the following PPE package:

    • Firefighter Helmet
    • Firefighter Balaclava
    • Firefighter Gloves
    • Rope Rescue Gloves
    • Extrication Gloves
    • 4 SFA Student T-Shirts
    • 2 SFA Student Sweaters

     

    Bootcamp Dates for 2020

    February 21 - March 7, 2020

    March 13 -28, 2020

    May 1 - 16, 2020

    June 5 - 20, 2020

    August 7 - 22, 2020

    September 11 - 26, 2020

    October 9 - 24, 2020

    November 13 - 28, 2020

     

    SFA also offers in-house 0% financing options:

    • $3000.00 deposit followed by 23 equal monthly payments of $704.54

    Starts:
    Sat Jun 1, 2019
    Ends:
    Tue Dec 31, 2019
    Capacity:
    250
    Cost:
    $16995.00
    Location:
    SFA Campus
  • Pre-Service 1001 Firefighter Course Bundle - Gold Level

    (Sun Jun 2, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019)


    We are the Future of First Response, you can join us!  Looking for a career in emergency services?  Look no further than Southwest Fire Academy.  Our Gold Level Emergency Responder Training Package is for the student looking for a solid understanding of technical rescue in addition to firefighting.  This program includes the following:

     

    IFSAC / ProBoard Seals:

    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and II
    • NFPA 1072 HAZMAT Awareness, Operations and Technician
    • NFPA 1002 Driver Operator
    • NFPA 1006 Certifications when Available from OFMEM

     

    SFA Certifications (Including IFSAC Certification Testing when Available from OFMEM):

    • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations
    • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician excluding Highlines
    • NFPA 1006 Confined Space Rescue Awareness and Operations
    • NFPA 1006 Surface Water Rescue Technician
    • NFPA 1006 Ice Rescue Technician
    • SFA OFAI Stage 3 Test Prep

     

    Registering for this program includes SFA's approved NFPA 1001 Firefighter Pre-Service Program.  Accommodations are included for all of the training at the SFA Campus.  Accommodations and food is included during the Pre-Service Bootcamp.  The following text books are also included in the cost of the course:

    • IFSTA Firefighter Essentials 
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician
    • IFSTA Driver Operator
    • SFA Technical Rescue Student Manuals

     

    Additionally, this program includes the following PPE package:

    • Firefighter Helmet
    • Firefighter Balaclava
    • Firefighter Gloves
    • Rope Rescue Gloves
    • 4 SFA Student T-Shirts
    • 2 SFA Student Sweaters

     

    Bootcamp Dates for 2020

    February 21 - March 7, 2020

    March 13 -28, 2020

    May 1 - 16, 2020

    June 5 - 20, 2020

    August 7 - 22, 2020

    September 11 - 26, 2020

    October 9 - 24, 2020

    November 13 - 28, 2020

     

    SFA also offers in-house 0% financing options:

    • $3000.00 deposit followed by 23 equal monthly payments of $508.02

    Starts:
    Jun 2, 2019 8:00 AM
    Ends:
    Dec 31, 2019 11:00 PM
    Capacity:
    250
    Cost:
    $12995.00
    Location:
    SFA Campus
  • Pre-Service 1001 Firefighter Course Bundle - Silver Level

    (Mon Jun 3, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019)


    We are the Future of First Response, you can join us!  Looking for a career in emergency services?  Look no further than Southwest Fire Academy.  Our Silver Level Emergency Responder Training Package is for the student looking for rope rescue technician in addition to the complete firefighter program.  This program includes the following:

     

    IFSAC / ProBoard Seals:

    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and II
    • NFPA 1072 HAZMAT Awareness, Operations and Technician
    • NFPA 1002 Driver Operator
    • NFPA 1006 Certifications when Available from OFMEM

     

    SFA Certifications (Including IFSAC Certification Testing when Available from OFMEM):

    • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations
    • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician excluding Highlines
    • SFA OFAI Stage 3 Test Prep

     

    Registering for this program includes SFA's approved NFPA 1001 Firefighter Pre-Service Program.  Accommodations are included for all of the training at the SFA Campus.  Accommodations and food is included during the Pre-Service Bootcamp.  The following text books are also included in the cost of the course:

    • IFSTA Firefighter Essentials 
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician
    • IFSTA Driver Operator
    • SFA Technical Rescue Student Manuals

     

    Additionally, this program includes the following PPE package:

    • Firefighter Helmet
    • Firefighter Balaclava
    • Firefighter Gloves
    • Rope Rescue Gloves
    • 4 SFA Student T-Shirts
    • 2 SFA Student Sweaters

     

    Bootcamp Dates for 2020

    February 21 - March 7, 2020

    March 13 -28, 2020

    May 1 - 16, 2020

    June 5 - 20, 2020

    August 7 - 22, 2020

    September 11 - 26, 2020

    October 9 - 24, 2020

    November 13 - 28, 2020

     

    SFA also offers in-house 0% financing options:

    • $3000.00 deposit followed by 23 equal monthly payments of $409.76

    Starts:
    Jun 3, 2019 8:00 AM
    Ends:
    Dec 31, 2019 11:00 PM
    Capacity:
    250
    Cost:
    $10995.00
    Location:
    SFA Campus
  • Pre-Service 1001 Firefighter Course Bundle - Bronze Level

    (Tue Jun 4, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019)


    We are the Future of First Response, you can join us!  Looking for a career in emergency services?  Look no further than Southwest Fire Academy.  Our Bronze Level Pre-Service Training Package is for the student looking for the complete firefighter program.  This program includes the following:

     

    IFSAC / ProBoard Seals:

    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and II
    • NFPA 1072 HAZMAT Awareness, Operations and Technician
    • NFPA 1002 Driver Operator
    • NFPA 1006 Certifications when Available from OFMEM

     

    SFA Certifications (Including IFSAC Certification Testing when Available from OFMEM):

    • SFA OFAI Stage 3 Test Prep

     

    Registering for this program includes SFA's approved NFPA 1001 Firefighter Pre-Service Program.  Accommodations are included for all of the training at the SFA Campus.  Accommodations and food is included during the Pre-Service Bootcamp.  The following text books are also included in the cost of the course:

    • IFSTA Firefighter Essentials 
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders
    • IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician
    • IFSTA Driver Operator

     

    Additionally, this program includes the following PPE package:

    • Firefighter Helmet
    • Firefighter Balaclava
    • Firefighter Gloves
    • 4 SFA Student T-Shirts
    • 2 SFA Student Sweaters

     

    Bootcamp Dates for 2020

    February 21 - March 7, 2020

    March 13 -28, 2020

    May 1 - 16, 2020

    June 5 - 20, 2020

    August 7 - 22, 2020

    September 11 - 26, 2020

    October 9 - 24, 2020

    November 13 - 28, 2020

     

    SFA also offers in-house 0% financing options:

    • $3000.00 deposit followed by 23 equal monthly payments of $360.63

    Starts:
    Jun 4, 2019 8:00 AM
    Ends:
    Dec 31, 2019 11:00 PM
    Capacity:
    250
    Cost:
    $9995.00
    Location:
    SFA Campus