Presented by, the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute, Canada's Premiere Fire Training College.

$7,134.98, including HST and certification examination fees.

The Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities and is listed under Greater Toronto Airports Authority (PCC- 113530).

FESTI’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level I - II Firefighter Training - Blended Program is one of a kind and offers a new and exciting approach to fire training in Canada, and is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. Additionally our course is recognized by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC).

Our online platform has been developed utilizing a blended learning strategy that incorporates a variety of learning tools and aids to assist students in successfully completing the theoretical portion of the program. Throughout this component, learning comprehension is evaluated by completing activities and assignments, which are submitted to program instructors for grading and feedback or are automatically graded with feedback. These required elements ensure students understand the learning objectives of each module, which is validated by the use of end of module evaluations. Once all individual elements have been successfully completed the learner can proceed to the next program module.

Upon successful completion of all  theoretical program elements, students qualify to attend FESTI to complete a mandatory, 4 week, intensive practical training and testing program. This practical phase challenges individuals to demonstrate their acquired knowledge through hands-on practice. Aided by live demonstration from one of our qualified Instructors, students will learn all of the skills necessary to challenge the OFMEM provincial written and skill examinations. FESTI optimizes the learning environment by maintaining a five-to-one student instructor ratio during all practical evolutions, and restricts the number of students to a maximum of twenty per session.

Although the minimum pre-requisite for NFPA 1001 is Standard First Aid and Level C CPR, there is a requirement to have a more advance medical course to be successful in the recruitment process in the province of Ontario. It is strongly recommended to have Advanced Medical Training, First Responder and/or Emergency Medical Responder. This cover the higher medical training required to successfully pass the Candidate Testing Service. You can register for these courses at FESTI or other Red Cross or St. Johns Ambulance locations.

This high level of individual attention creates an excellent developmental environment for the motivated recruit level firefighter to successfully complete all of the requirements and earn not only International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, NFPA 1001 Level I & II and 1072 Operations Level certification, but the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) accreditation as well.

Students registering for the program will be automatically assigned to their practical sign-off portion of the course, ensuring their place for the practical training. Students must schedule 4 months to complete their theory portion of the program and then be available to attend FESTI for the 4 weeks of practical skills development and assessment.

Students are required to purchase a copy of the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th edition with Fire Department Operations, which is the required manual for this program. This textbook will be utilized throughout the program including the practical phase of training, and can be purchased through IFSTA’s Shop, or Chapters Indigo, or the Firehall Bookstore. Students may also purchase a copy of the IFTSA Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th edition Course Workbook; this workbook is optional and utilized throughout the online modules and provides a great study resource. The workbook may be purchased through IFSTA's Shop, or the Firehall Bookstore. The cost for the Textbook and Course Workbook are the ONLY additional costs the student is required to pay above the advertised course fee. All of the personal protective equipment needed during the practical portion of the program is supplied at no additional cost.

Our staff are NFPA certified Fire Service Instructors, OFMEM Trainer Facilitators and/or active fire officers who bring their wealth of experience and expertise to field training exercises. The program combines current, comprehensive theoretical firefighting knowledge with considerable practical skills development, in a variety of areas such as fire behavior, fire ground operations, environmental protection, rescue operations, education and fire prevention in the community, just to name a few.

For further information and an overview of the course, please watch this short video presentation.

What are the additional benefits for of students attending FESTI?

• The flexibility of completing the theory portion of the program at home

• Only 4 weeks of on-site training required complete all practical elements

• FESTI owns and operates the state of the art live fire training facilities, which means students will experience more practical fire training than any other program, anywhere

• No hidden fees

• A fire academy environment that leads to greater retention and success

• A safe, modern training environment with realistic props and firefighting equipment

• Students experience fire service culture by wearing uniforms, completing daily inspections, and much more

Our bilingual Instructors are able to provide French translation assistance as requested.


Application Requirements: 

• Copies of all course pre-requisites must be available for uploading as part of the application process

• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD, equivalent or mature student status).  An applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and has  reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program may   select the  mature student route

• Mature students unable to demonstrate the educational requirements must successfully complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Testing (CAAT-D)  mature student assessment for English only prior to admission into a program

• Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U)

• Copy of a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Level C or Health Care Provider         certificate.

(Advanced Medical Training, First Responder and/or Emergency Medical Responder is recommended for future hiring in most Provinces, but not required for entry into the program).

• Minimum 20/30 vision in both eyes with no significant color deficiency

• Complete Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Form 1A) If you answered yes any of the questions you must have a doctor complete and sign (Form 1B).

• Complete Ontario Fire Marshall's Application For Certification Testing

• Complete and signed Vocational Contract


Once your documentation has been verified and approved you will be notified by Email to proceed with your purchase.

Refunds are subject to a $500 administration fee. There will be no refunds for the online portion of the program once the enrollment contract has been signed and payment has been made. Uniforms are non-refundable.


Computer System Requirements for Online Learning:


Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable Internet connection and Web access for the duration of your course. Students can access their account using WiFi , however, high speed is recommended for the ideal learning experience. Most 56K dial-up connections and cable or DLS connections will work, but they may be very slow


A Macintosh or PC system with these minimum requirements:
PC: Pentium III 600 MHz processor or faster, 256 MB RAM or greater (512 MB or greater recommended), Windows XP/ Vista/ Win7 or newer.
MAC: Intel X86 based processor, 512 MB RAM or greater (1GB recommended), Mac OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Web Browser

A graphical browser such as Internet Explorer (version 9.0 or higher) a recent Mozilla Firefox) of Google Chrome is required. In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Web browser programs.


Students will require an Email account to register for any FESTI program; this will be the Email account used to contact online learners.


Most courses require word processing and presentation software.

Dress Code

Students are required to maintain a high level of dress and deportment throughout the program. Uniforms are provided for the practical phase of training.

All required firefighting protective clothing is supplied as part of the program. Black safety shoes with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) green tag must be purchased by the student for the practical phase.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply for employment in fire departments throughout Canada, industry, nuclear plants, and natural resources-forest fire fighting services. However, successful completion of the program dose not assure the student will obtain employment.

Course Hours

The hours for the practical portion of the program will be 8 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday.

Instructional Assistance

Instructors are available by phone or e-mail, Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, excluding holidays. 

Online Help Desk

The Online Help Desk is available by phone, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays. 1-855-881-1777, or 

For local accommodation information:

Please contact Alison at Student Homestay Services Inc.
Tel: 416-480-0678 or visit their website

Financial Assistance:
Student loans are available through the Fire Services Credit Union at  Comtech Fire Credit Union, please contact the student loan service center in your area.  


Price: $6,999.56

Available Classes

Class Scheduled Dates Registration Deadline
NFPA 1001 Level I - II FIREFIGHTER TRAINING - BLENDED PROGRAM - 20-06 13-Jul-2020 - 07-Aug-2020
(8AM - 4pm, Daily for Practical Portion)
13-Mar-2020 0 Remaining Sold Out
NFPA 1001 Level I - II FIREFIGHTER TRAINING - BLENDED PROGRAM - 20-07 10-Aug-2020 - 04-Sep-2020
(8AM - 4pm, Daily for Practical Portion)
10-Apr-2020 0 Remaining Sold Out
NFPA 1001 Level I - II FIREFIGHTER TRAINING - BLENDED PROGRAM - 20-08 14-Sep-2020 - 09-Oct-2020
(8AM - 4pm, Daily for Practical Portion)
14-May-2020 0 Remaining Sold Out
NFPA 1001 Level I - II FIREFIGHTER TRAINING - BLENDED PROGRAM - 20-09 19-Oct-2020 - 13-Nov-2020
(8AM - 4pm, Daily for Practical Portion)
19-Jun-2020 0 Remaining Sold Out
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