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. 

Register for a course

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 course application form

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

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.

Meals and accommodations

One meal is included daily with registration in Innisfil RTC courses. Accommodations are not included. While there are no hotels in Innisfil, there are some options just north of us in Barrie. Visit Barrie Tourism's website to browse hotel options.

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. Browse the current list of courses below and review our 2022 Course Calendar for more detailed course information. 

NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I Blended

The NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I Blended course is being offered April 20 to 22, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Officer II
  • Course code: NFPA 1021 FO I 22-11 IN
  • Course fee: $300.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: March 9, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by February 7, 2022. 

Course Description

This course provides students with timely information that helps their daily performance as a fire officer. Topics covered include:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Administration and accountability
  • Cultural diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Human resource management
  • Public relations
  • Functional leadership
  • Incident command
  • Inspection and investigation
  • Budgeting process
  • Basic strategic planning, strategy and tactics

The Fire Officer I course is intended for the frontline fire officers with a supervisory role. Blended delivery includes self-directed learning online followed by in-class schedule.

NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer Blended

The NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer Blended course is being offered April 25 to 27, 2022. 

  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I
  • Course code: NFPA 1521 ISO 22-6 IN
  • Course fee: $300.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: March 14, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by February 12, 2022. 

Course Description

This blended course examines the role of the incident safety officer (ISO) at any situation requiring emergency response and will define their operation within the incident command system. Through the course, students 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 maintain effectiveness and enhance firefighter safety.

NFPA 1041 Instructor I Blended

The NFPA 1041 Instructor I Blended course is being offered May 16 to 18, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Course code: NFPA 1041 INSTR I 22-6 IN
  • Course fee: $300.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: April 4, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by March 2, 2022. 

Course Description

This course prepares students 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. 

NFPA 1002 Pump Ops Blended

The NFPA 1002 Pump Ops Blended course is being offered June 6 to 10, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: Valid DZ Licence
  • Course code: NFPA 1002 PUMP OP 22-12 IN
  • Course fee: $350.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: April 25, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by March 23, 2022. 

Course Description

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, 2014 Edition. Upon successful completion of this course, each student will be able to demonstrate the operation of a fire department pumper from both a static and pressurized source of water.

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

NFPA 1001 Firefighter I Blended

The NFPA 1001 Firefighter I Blended course is being offered August 12 to 20, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: Standard First Aid, CPR Level "C", and AED
  • Course code: NFPA 1001 FF I – 22 – 6 IN
  • Course fee: $1,200.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: June 3, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by May 11, 2022. 

Course Description

This program combines theory and hands-on applications to provide students with the necessary skills to perform entry-level recruit duties in a municipal fire service. An extensive program in a blended format schedule allows the recruit to complete all the job-performance requirements (JPRs) of the NFPA 1001 Level I standard, and the required NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials component. In addition to the NFPA requirements, students will receive a comprehensive orientation to provincial regulations affecting firefighters in Ontario.

In a structured practical-scenario based environment, both simulated and controlled live-fire training environments will give students an in-depth, safety-oriented perspective on fire scene operations.

NFPA certification exam and skills testing will be proctored and administered on-site with the Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management (OFMEM) at the end of the program.

NFPA 1001 Firefighter II Blended

The NFPA 1001 Firefighter II Blended course is being offered August 21 to 27, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I
  • Course code: NFPA 1001 FF II – 22 – 2 IN
  • Course fee: $1,200.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: July 10, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by June 15, 2022. 

Course Description

This blended delivery model for NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II is a mix of an online self study requirement, followed by an on campus 7-day skills practicum covering Chapter 6 of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition. This course prepares students to meet all the knowledge and skills requirements of Fire Fighter II. Topics include theory and skills training on the following subjects: Fire Department Communications, Building Construction, Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Fire Hose, Fire Streams, Fire Control, Fire Origin and Cause Determination, Fire Protection Systems and Fire and Life Safety Initiatives.

NFPA 1001 Firefighter II Blended

The NFPA 1001 Firefighter II Blended course is being offered September 12 to 18, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I
  • Course code: NFPA 1001 FF II – 22 – 4 IN
  • Course fee: $1,200.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: August 1, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by July 9, 2022. 

Course Description

This blended delivery model for NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II is a mix of an online self study requirement, followed by an on campus 7-day skills practicum covering Chapter 6 of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition. This course prepares students to meet all the knowledge and skills requirements of Fire Fighter II. Topics include theory and skills training on the following subjects: Fire Department Communications, Building Construction, Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Fire Hose, Fire Streams, Fire Control, Fire Origin and Cause Determination, Fire Protection Systems and Fire and Life Safety Initiatives.

NFPA 1002 Pump Op Blended

The NFPA 1002 Pump Op Blended course is being offered September 26 to 30, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: Valid DZ Licence
  • Course code: NFPA 1002 Pump Op – 22 – 24 IN
  • Course fee: $350.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: August 15, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by July 23, 2022. 

Course Description

The Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump course meets the knowledge and job performance requirements established by the NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver – Operator Professional Qualifications Chapter 5, 2014 Edition. 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 AS&E with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management will be conducted at the end of the course.

NFPA 1002 Fire Officer IV Blended

The NFPA 1002 Fire Officer IV Blended course is being offered November 14 to 18, 2022.  

  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Fire Fighter III
  • Course code: NFPA 1021 FO IV – 22 – 25 IN
  • Course fee: $200.00 plus HST
  • Online start date: August 1, 2022

Submit a completed registration form to innisfilrtc@innisfil.ca by September 10, 2022. 

Course Description

This course meets the needs of senior fire management. The Fire Officer IV course satisfies the Chapter 7 requirements of the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition, and provides the tools necessary to get certification through IFSAC and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

The course is designed around classroom lectures, individual assignments, and group interactive exercises to improve the student’s ability to manage a fire service organization. The course emphasizes leadership, communications, human resources, long range planning, and risk management. The course includes a written project that requires the student to develop a research paper and presentation based on a topic assigned during the course.

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.