Safety Services

Firefighting

The Office of the Fire Marshal identifies the required courses and curriculum in support of the Nunavut Fire Training Strategy.  The MTO manages the budgets for these courses, communicates the information to the communities, registers the participants, and handles all course logistics.

 

Courses:

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An 8 day course on:

  • Leadership in the Fire Service
  • Human Relations and the Fire Officer
  • Administration and Ethics
  • Pre-incident Planning and Fire Safety Inspections
  • Fire Fighter Health and Safety
  • Emergency Services Delivery

Prerequisites:

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This 4 day course will be the NFPA 1035 course, which is designed to pro-

vide the skills necessary to deliver and co-ordinate Fire and Life Safety

Education at various levels within a community.

This course will outline the curriculum development and give general

guidelines for planning successful presentations. It will familiarize you with

information on what motivates people to learn and how people learn

differently. Other topics will include learning characteristics of different

age groups, educational materials, selection and program evaluation,

work-ing co-operatively with other community agencies, finding and using

resources and working with the media.

Minimum requirement: Must have at minimum completed Firefighter

Level 1 (Nunavut OFM). Must be an active member of the Community Fire

Department.

Limited amount of students 10 (1 per community unless additional

open-ings are available).

Bunker Gear is NOT required.

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The Nunavut Fire Marshal’s Office is offering Community Based Firefighter training to fire departments throughout Nunavut.  This training is completed within the community and will be held over 2.5 days (Friday night, Saturday and Sunday) it will also provide training to firefighters who want to refresh their skills.

 

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This 5 day course is designed to provide skills and teaching techniques for those who will be instructing firefighting courses. Enabling objectives include the role of the instructor, methods of instruction, lesson planning, objectives, learning environment, instructional techniques, and principles of learning. The primary focus is to allow candidates to effectively teach a firefighting class with pre-assigned curriculum. Maximum 9 students

Prerequisite: Must be an active member of a Fire Department within Nunavut.

 

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10 Day course;  Prerequisite: Must be an active member of a Fire Department within Nunavut. Must be the age 18 years of age, physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of a firefighter. Must have completed Firefighter Level 1 & 2 (Nunavut OFM). Must have a valid Class 3 Driver's LIcense with Air Brake Endorsement. Turn out gear required.

Students must have the basic knowledge on pump operations (have operated the pump), and have knowledge and have driven a fire truck.

This course is designed for fire services personnel to develop skills in the operations of fire pumpers. Candidates will learn the operating principles of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, the advantages and disadvantages of front mounted, mid-ship, cross mounted and power take-off drive and pumping operations such as drafting, pumping from a hydrant and relay pumping. Also involved will be the basic friction loss calculations to determine minimum pump pressure.

The training also involves operation of a fire apparatus using the 5 part NFPA apparatus road test, this includes, backing, the S turn test, diminishing clearance, 180 degree turns and restrictive clearance driving. The students will have to demonstrate their ability to operate pumps from the booster tank, from draft and from a pressurized hydrant system. This training will involve many hours of practical skills there for turnout gear is mandatory for this training. We will also go into great detail on operation of an apparatus including pump drive systems, pump priming, safety systems, general equipment preventive maintenance and hydraulics.

 

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This 5 day course is designed to provide skills and teaching techniques for those who will be instructing firefighting courses. Enabling objectives include the role of the instructor, methods of instruction, lesson planning, objectives, learning environment, instructional techniques, and principles of learning. The primary focus is to allow candidates to effectively teach a firefighting class with pre-assigned curriculum. Maximum 5 students

This 4-day course is designed to provide skills and teaching techniques fro those who will be instructing fire fighting courses.  Enabling objectives include the role of the instructor, methods of instruction, lesson planning, objectives, learning environment, instructional techniques, and principles of learning.  The primary focus is to allow candidates to effectively teach a fire fighting class with pre-assigned curriculum.

The first day of this 6 day course is about researching the life safety (could be fire/falls/burns/crashes) problems in their community. Students select a topic and spend the rest of the course creating a program (not just a course), with the intent to deliver to their community when they return home. 

They learn how to create a budget, find funding, create a course (or courses), instructor training, marketing, creating a community coalition, report writing, creating an evaluation instrument, follow-up documentation and much more. 

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to

  1. Manage instructional resources, staff, facilities and records
  2. Develop instructional materials for specific topics
  3. Conduct specialized and advanced classes using a lesson plan
  4. Develop a student evaluation instrument to support instruction and the evaluation of test results.

PREREQUISITE: Must possess the S101 Fire Service Instructor 1

This is an Officer Level Course.

The Fire Fighter Class 3 / Airbrakes course is designed to give Fire Fighters the ability to take the Nunavut Drivers Class 3a drivers exam and practical exam.

Prerequisites are:

  • Must be a current and active Fire Fighter
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers license
  • Must pass the Class 3 Drivers medical exam.

Students will have to submit copies of their registration forms, copy of their current valid drivers license and a copy of their medical to the MTO prior to being accepted on this course.

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This 4 day course will be the NFPA 1035 course, which is designed to provide

the skills necessary to deliver and co-ordinate Fire and Life Safety

Education at various levels within a community.

This course offers an introduction to:effects of a hypothermic environment on the body

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This is an intense 10-day workshop that will require students to actively participate and attend all sessions.

Students will learn how to develop and implement a Fire Prevention strategy for their communities. They will have to develop and present a 30 minutes presentation to the group on Fire Prevention.

Registration deadline: February 9, 2018

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Participants will develop knowledge and skills to conduct thorough fire inspections, make assessments and prepare recommendations to ensure the risk of fire in a building is minimized.

They will use applicable legislation, codes, standards and related data to make assessments and prepare recommendations.

Upon successful completion of this 8.5 day course: 8 days classroom instruction, and a 4 hour written exam, students will receive a joint NFPA/JIBC certificate bearing accreditation seals.

This course is accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard in compliance NFPA 1031.

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Are you  a Land Claim Beneficiary, an active member of your local fire department and in top physical shape? Do you want an opportunity to show it off and compete to be the best Fire Fighter in Nunavut? Then sign up for the Nunavut Fire Fighting Competition, taking place in Iqaluit from August 9-13, 2019! A team of 6 will be selected to represent TEAM NUNAVUT at the annual Aboriginal Fire Fighters Competition.

This years National Competition is in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, from August 14-18, 2019.

This 10 day course is for Fire Officers that have a minimum of Level 1 (priority to chief /deputy chief.) This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills in various administrative and leadership tasking within their own fire department.