Is a career protecting your community in your future?
Get ready for an exciting fire service career with our intensive one-year program in partnership with fire departments and the community, packed with plenty of practical experience and testing. Gain hands-on training in our on-campus firefighter lab and in simulated and controlled live fire training scenarios with the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services and other partners. Get in shape with full access to the Athletics Centre and weight room.
The curriculum is based on the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards identified as NFPA 1001 and NFPA 1072. Graduates are eligible to write the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) Provincial Firefighter test and then apply for standing as Firefighter Level I and Level II from the Proboard.
- On-campus training in the firefighter lab
- Off-campus simulated and controlled live fire training with the City of Greater Sudbury and Markstay-Warren partners
- Full access to the Athletics Centre and weight room
- Graduates are eligible to write the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) Provincial Firefighter test and then apply for standing as Firefighter Level I and Level II from the Proboard
Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year
|Firefighter Fitness I
|Fire Theory I
|Firefighter Skills I
|Firefighter Medical I
|Hazardous Materials I
|Firefighter Fitness II
|Fire Theory II
|Hazardous Materials II
|Firefighter Medical II
|Firefighter Skills II
|Firefighter Skills III
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Additional admission requirements
Current certificate in CPR (Level C) and First Aid
Students must attend a mandatory information session at Cambrian College during the first week of classes at which time, the content of the program will be outlined and employment opportunities will be discussed. Students must also participate in a fitness assessment, during the first week of classes, to demonstrate required fitness level in order to find employment in the fire service. The assessment will be at a reasonable additional cost to the student. Students do not have to pass the assessment in order to get into the Program, but do need to pass the assessment in order to graduate.
Fall term start
SEMESTER 1: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3: Spring 2025
Graduates may find entry-level opportunities to launch their career with a fire service.
The curriculum is based on the requirements for the NFPA 1001 and NFPA 1072 standards as identified by the National Fire Protection Association. Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program are eligible to write the OFM Provincial Firefighter test, and upon successful completion of this test can apply for standing under NFPA 1001 as Firefighter Level I and II from the Proboard.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.