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FAQ Training and Education

Training and Education

Do you have any recommendations on what courses to take or what colleges to attend for firefighting or fire investigation work?

Fifteen community colleges in Ontario offer programs in fire protection, fire prevention or fire protection engineering. Contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to inquire about current information on college programs or visit your local colleges and speak with the program coordinators. You may find that the colleges are on mailing lists for receiving fire department recruitment or hiring announcements.

Becoming a Firefighter offers some tips and general information about pursuing a career as a firefighter. You may also wish to consider an endorsed pre-service firefighter education and training program.