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Certificates in Firefighter Safety

In the past two year period, more than 200 firefighters have died in line-of-duty incidents nationally. Thousands more have been injured -- many seriously. None have the desire to be part of those statistics. But, whether firefighters are in the process of responding to an emergency, working a scene or returning to the station, there are inherent risks involved.

  • How do we deal with those risks?
  • What steps can we take to prevent such incidents?
  • How do we keep risk to a manageable level?

Experience has shown that the there is a relationship between the level of alertness and the ability of an individual to recognize various factors that can reduce job-related injury or illness for the firefighter. These issues and factors are addressed in the College's Firefighter Safety certificate courses. Courses offered include:


Firefighter Safety Seminar

This course is designed to acquaint or reacquaint firefighters with the safety issues relative to emergency response in particular fire ground safety. The course will introduce Operational Risk Management or ORM as it is commonly known in the risk management community. Special emphasis will be placed on “How ORM can be applied to fire fighting” as an assist in keeping firefighters safe.

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Basement and Garage Fires - Firefighter Safety

This course is designed to acquaint or reacquaint firefighters with strategic goals and tactical objectives relative to command and control issues related to fighting basement fires and garage fires. The course will identify the “critical factors” that impact on firefighter safety and operational success when responding to these types of occupancies. Special emphasis will be placed on basic firefighting tactics as well as command and control issues by reviewing appropriate case studies related to these occupancies.

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Residential and Garden Apartment Fires - Firefighter Safety

This course is designed to acquaint or reacquaint firefighters with strategic goals and tactical objectives relative to command and control issues related to fighting fires in residential occupancies and garden apartments. The course will identify the “critical factors” that impact on firefighter safety and operational success when responding to these types of occupancies. Special emphasis will be placed on basic firefighting tactics as well as command and control issues by reviewing appropriate case studies related to these occupancies.

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Strip Mall and Supermarket Fires - Firefighter Safety

This course is designed to acquaint or reacquaint firefighters with strategic goals and tactical objectives relative to command and control issues while fighting fires in strip shopping centers and supermarkets. The course will identify the “critical factors” that impact on firefighter safety and operational success when responding to these types of occupancies. Special emphasis will be placed on basic firefighting tactics as well as command and control issues by reviewing appropriate case studies related to these occupancies.

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