Firefighting is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle!
In the Professional Firefighter program, you will learn the fundamental firefighting skills needed to keep yourself, your colleagues, and the public safe in critical situations. Training at an off-campus site offers you firefighting experience in a controlled environment. You will learn about fire behaviour, motor vehicle extraction, medical first response, and communication in these training simulations.
Field training familiarizes students with equipment, including trucks, pumps, respirators, and hydraulic rescue tools such as Jaws of Life, to deal with fires, automotive accidents and public safety incidents.
You will participate in eight weeks of on-the-job training in a career or a composite (career and volunteer firefighters) department of your choosing, with certain restrictions.
Students are required to live in residence for the duration of their training, except when they are in on-the-job training.
This program obtained its accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) in 2006 and is maintains its accreditation in accordance with IFSAC guidelines. The Professional Firefighter program was established in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA1001) for fire service professional qualifications.
The program is also accredited by the Canadian Forces College Opportunities Program through the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), and has an established partnership with the Prince Edward Island Firefighters Association.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
||Details of Agreement
|Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama, U.S.A.
||Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
||Graduates receive 25 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree.