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Fire Fighter (NFPA Standard 1001)

Lakeland College

Lakeland College

Jump-start your career! If you’re seeking a position as a career fire fighter in a municipal setting, this program can give you a competitive edge. The NFPA Standard 1001 - Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications - is widely endorsed by departments as a necessary credential for employment. 

Our program curriculum exceeds National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements and includes more practice runs and hands-on skill building. 

Program graduates are eligible to write provincial International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and ProBoard certification exams. 

Time in the classroom is supplemented with live field training plus Lakeland College’s Emergency Training Centre labs. You’ll learn skills beyond fighting structure fires including dangerous goods response and pumping operations.


5707 College Drive
Vermilion, Alberta, T9X1K5, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 12 Week(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma with a minimum 50% in:
    • English 30-1 or English 30-2
    • Math 20-3
    • One of any grade 11 Science
  • Class 5 or equivalent drivers' license and airbrake endorsement
  • Completed medical clearance form. Further instructions will be provided after we receive your application and supporting documents. Cost of this exam is the responsibility of the applicant. The medical release form is valid for one year.

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Updated July 04, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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