The Innisfil Regional Training Centre (RTC) offers Ontario Fire College (OFC) training and courses based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. These courses are available to members of any Ontario municipal fire department, whether full-time or volunteer.

Be sure to sign up early. Courses fill up fast and can have significant waitlists. Please submit your completed application to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca.

Complete the RTC Application Form

For more information about cancelling a registration, please review our Cancellation Policy.

How to register for a course

Unless otherwise stated, applicants are members of an Ontario municipal Fire Service. Your municipal Fire Chief or approved designate, confirms you have the required prerequisites, completes your application and emails or faxes it to Innisfil Fire & Rescue Services. Your fire department will be notified of your acceptance by email approximately one month prior to the start of the course.

To register for an upcoming course, please print and submit the Innisfil RTC Application Form

Course prerequisites 

Unless otherwise stated, applicants are members of an Ontario municipal Fire Service. It is the responsibility of each municipal Fire Chief or approved designate, to determine that the applicant meets the required prerequisites to be eligible to apply for and attend the course, and seek certification. Your application will be reviewed by the OFC Registrar prior to approval for courses.

Registration fees

The invoice for fees will be sent out at the start of the online portion for blended courses and one week before the start of any in-person courses. In addition to the fees for courses charged by Regional Training Centres, fire departments will be invoiced quarterly the $65 registration fee by the OFC for each student attending OFC courses held at Regional Training Centres. The registration fee is not charged for cancellations received at the OFC a minimum of eight weeks prior to the course.

Cancellation fees

Cancellations received 8 weeks or less prior to the course start date may be charged full course registration fee.

Substitution of students or refunds are not allowed after course redemption codes have been sent.

Pre-class materials

Each registered student will receive a redemption code and instructions on how to login and start the pre-class work. It is important that students only use the redemption codes assigned to them to log into the course. The online pre-class must be completed before the start of the in-class sessions. The student’s progress through the pre-class work is monitored and if the student is not completing the required work, the student will be removed from the course.

Parking

Student parking is available on-site for all courses.

Meals and accommodations

One meal is included daily with registration in Innisfil RTC courses. Meals are catered and students with dietary restrictions should inform staff accordingly.  

Accommodations are not included. Unfortunately, there are no hotels in Innisfil however, there are some options just north of us in Barrie. Visit Barrie Tourism's website to browse hotel options.

2024 Course Schedule

To provide the high-quality training and educational programs needed for Ontario’s fire services, the OFC continually updates and develops new courses. 

NFPA 1001 - FIRE FIGHTER I

The Fire Fighter I Recruit program meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by the NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition (Chapter 4).

Topics include theory and skills training on the following subjects: Introduction to the Fire Service and Firefighter Safety, Communications, Building Construction, Fire Dynamics, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Portable Fire Extinguishers, Ropes and Knots, Ground Ladders, Forcible Entry, Structural Search and Rescue, Tactical Ventilation, Fire Hose, Hose Operations and Hose Streams, Fire Suppression, Overhaul, Property Conservation and Scene Preservation.

Upon completion of Fire Fighter I, students should be capable of safely and efficiently donning and doffing all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while ensuring proper hygiene is prioritized. With a new understanding of building construction and fire dynamics, the student will effectively respond to fireground emergencies utilizing tools, equipment and techniques to increase the chances of life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation.

Prerequisite: Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and AED

In-Class Session: 10 days

Available Courses: May 2 - 11, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1001 FF I BLENDED-24-6 IN

Online Start Date: February 22, 2024

Applications Due: January 29, 2024

Location: Innisfil 

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST

NFPA 1001 - FIRE FIGHTER II

The Fire Fighter II programs meet the knowledge and skill requisites established by the NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition (Chapter 5).

Topics include theory and skills training on the following subjects: Building Materials, Structural Collapse, and Effects of Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations, Foam Fire Fighting, Liquid Fires, and Gas Fires, Incident Scene Operations, Fire Origin and Cause Determination, Maintenance and Testing Responsibilities, Community Risk Reduction, Incident Command Structure.

Upon completion of Fire Fighter II, students should be able to assume command within the incident management system, use effective communications using both department communications and incident reporting systems, and perform firegrounds operations to ensure life safety, fire control, and property conservation. Students will also be able to perform rescue operations, victim disentanglement from a motor vehicle accident, support a rescue team, and perform various activities related to reducing the loss of life and property through fire hazard identification, inspection, and response readiness.

Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal will be available at the conclusion of Fire Fighter II Recruit Practicum.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I

In-Class Session: 9 days

Available Courses: September 13 - 21, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1001 FF II RECRUIT-24-1

Online Start Date: N/A

Applications Due: July 4, 2024

Location: Innisfil 

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST

NFPA 1002 - PUMP OPERATIONS

The Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump course meets the knowledge and Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) established by the NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver – Operator Professional Qualifications Chapter 5, 2017 Edition. It offers a mix of classroom-based sessions, online self-directed learning, as well as practicums. Upon successful completion of this course, each student will understand and be able to demonstrate the operation of a fire department pumper from both a static and pressurized source of water.

Provincial testing through the AS&E Unit with the Office of the Fire Marshal will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. Students that successfully complete the testing will receive certification.

Prerequisite: Valid DZ Licence

Proof of a valid DZ Licence must be presented to the instructor at the commencement of the class. Students that fail to provide the proper documentation will not be eligible to attend the course. 

In-Class Session: 5 days

Available Courses: June 3 - 7, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1002 PUMP OP BLENDED-24-7 IN

Online Start Date: April 22, 2024

Applications Due: March 25, 2024

Location: Innisfil 

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST

NFPA 1006 - ICE WATER RESCUE

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the need for support resources, given a specific type of rescue incident. Students will be able to perform size up and identify hazards related to the rescue incident. Students will be able to effectively utilize rope rescue techniques for a specific incident.

Students will learn how to identify the resources required to conduct safe and effective support to emergency operations, as well as how to develop and implement procedures to activate the emergency response system and manage the site.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1006 Water Rescue Awareness & Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED

In-Class Session: 5 days

Available Courses: January 22 - 26, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1006 ICE RES BLENDED-24-6 IN

Online Start Date: January 8, 2024

Applications Due: December 11, 2023

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST

NFPA 1021 - FIRE OFFICER I

This course provides students with timely information that aids in their daily performance as a fire officer. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, administration, accountability, cultural diversity, health and safety, human resource management, public relations, functional leadership, incident command, inspection and investigation, budgeting process, basic strategic planning, and basic strategy and tactics. The Fire Officer I course is intended for the frontline fire officers with a supervisory role.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II

In-Class Session: 3 days

Available Courses: March 18 - 20, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1021 FO I BLENDED-24-12 IN

Online Start Date: February 5, 2024

Applications Due: January 8, 2024

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST 

NFPA 1021 - FIRE OFFICER II

Fire Officer II builds upon the topics covered in Fire Officer I. There is a more in-depth look at human resources management, community and government relations, as well as the origin and preliminary cause of fires. Emergency delivery topics will evolve from single unit emergency operations to multi-unit emergency operations, with a more in-depth look at pre-incident planning and deployment of assigned resources. In addition, Fire Officer II covers the organization of local government and the roles that outside agencies play in assisting the fire service. Fire Officer II is intended for frontline fire officers with an expanded role.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I

In-Class Session: 5 days

Available Courses: November 18 - 22, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1021 FO II BLENDED-24-9 IN

Online Start Date: October 7, 2024

Applications Due: September 10, 2024

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST 

NFPA 1041 - FIRE INSTRUCTOR I

This course prepares student-learners to deliver training effectively by analyzing and applying principles of adult education, assessing learner needs, planning lessons, and conducting evaluations. This course builds upon acquired knowledge and skills in adult learning. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of adult education principles in learning situations that involve fire department personnel, external agencies, and the public. This course meets NFPA 1041, 2012 Edition.

Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the conclusion of the in-class sessions.

Prerequisite: None 

In-Class Session: 3 days

Available Courses: April 22 - 25, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1041 INSTRU I BLENDED-24-13 IN

Online Start Date: March 11, 2024

Applications Due: February 12, 2024

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST 

NFPA 1041 - FIRE INSTRUCTOR II

This course will build and expand on the knowledge and requisite skills of the NFPA 1041, 2019 Edition Fire Instructor I. Students will develop skills and knowledge that will enhance the department’s planning, implementation, and evaluation of training and educational programs.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I

In-Class Session: 5 days

Available Courses: October 21 - 25, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1041 INSTRU II BLENDED-24-11 IN

Online Start Date: September 9, 2024

Applications Due: August 12, 2024

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST 

NFPA 1072 - HAZMAT OPERATIONS

The Hazardous Materials Operations course focuses on the recognition of a hazardous materials emergency, personnel safety, hazard assessment, and the notification of higher skilled emergency responders or technical response teams. Students will become familiar with the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and learn about the mandate and authority of the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC). Students will explore topics such as placards, containers, and materials involved; determine whether materials have been released, PPE, emergency decontamination, and the evaluation of the surrounding conditions. By collecting hazard and response information, students will develop a “risk-based response” plan.

Students must provide their own turnout gear. To maximize firefighter safety, students are required to bring their own SCBA and two air cylinders. Information and guidance on safely transporting SCBA and cylinders to and from the OFC are included in the course outline information package for this course.

Hazardous Materials Operations will also include the sign off of NFPA 1072 Chapter 5 Mission-Specific Sections Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Section 6.2) and Product Control (Section 6.6), 2017 Edition.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness 

In-Class Session: 5 days

Available Courses: August 14 - 18, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1072 HM OPERATIONS-24-6 IN

Online Start Date: N/A

Applications Due: June 3, 2024

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST

NFPA 1521 - INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER

This course meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2015 Edition. This 3-day course examines the role of the incident safety officer (ISO) at any situation requiring an emergency response and will define their operation within the incident command system. The student will be able to evaluate and prioritize risks while using critical thinking to analyze and mitigate hazards. Students will learn to select the most appropriate control measure to ensure the effectiveness of emergency response and enhance firefighter safety.

The program will cover the role of the safety officer including, safety, regulations and standards, and reading buildings, smoke, risk, hazardous energy, and firefighters. The course also examines triggers and traps, developing a systematic approach, and ISO responsibilities at structure fires, wildland fires, as well as technical and post-incident responsibilities. This training will allow the students to identify incident action options in a risk-based response. Supplemental scenario-based training will also allow students to apply what they have learned.

Provincial testing through AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal will be conducted at the conclusion of the in-class sessions. To receive certification, students must also complete and submit their skills sign-off sheets to AS&E.

Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I

In-Class Session: 3 days

Available Courses: February 21 - 23, 2024

Course Number: NFPA 1521 ISO BLENDED-24-6 IN

Online Start Date: January 10, 2024

Applications Due: December 11, 2023

Location: Innisfil

Fees: $350 (CAD) + HST 


Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this course listing, Innisfil Fire & Rescue Services (IFRS) has the right to modify any program, course, location, timetable, or fee without prior notice. IFRS reserves the right to cancel a course because of insufficient registrations or for other budgetary reasons. In the event IFRS exercises such a right, the sole liability of IFRS will be to refund the registration fees paid, if applicable, by the applicant.