This specialized SFA course – taught by Lead Instructor and expert Andrew Brassard – is designed to equip students with the knowledge to predict hostile fire events. Students will experience fire events in a safe environment, inside an engineered Class-A live fire unit. This SFA Beyond the Academy course provides qualified and active firefighters with the opportunity to learn specialized skills and advanced techniques using custom SFA equipment and props.
The course includes a four hour presentation about modern fire behaviour, based off years of research and NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) and UL (Underwriters Laboratory) studies. Students will be exposed to small scale demonstrations, live fire, and flashover. This is where science meets the streets.
Engage in training on modern fire behaviour, to become a more valuable asset on scene of fire emergencies. This is training done the RIGHT way.
Firefighter Pre-Service – Firefighter II – NFPA 1001
This course includes training on:
- Fire control
- Fire dynamics
- Chemistry of combustion
- Identifying hazardous fire conditions
All training is conducted safely in accordance with Section 21 Guidance Notes, NFPA Standards for Increased Hazard Exposure Training, and experienced Southwest Fire Academy instructors with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio.
Candidates successful in this program will receive a certificate of completion from Southwest Fire Academy. The OFMEM does not administer testing for this course.
What is Included
- Access to SFA equipment
- Certificate of completion
Note: SCBA and PPE are available to rent, for an additional fee
What to Bring
- CSA approved footwear
- Bunker Gear and SCBA, with a spare cylinder
- Station workwear (long pants required)
Please note: if this course is not filled to 75% capacity 7 days before it is scheduled to begin, it may be cancelled. In the event of course cancellation, you will be provided adequate notice and a full refund.
Accommodations may be available upon request for the duration of your program. If you are staying for one or two nights, the flat rate for accommodations is $50 plus taxes. If you are staying for three or more nights, the fee is $100 plus taxes, total. Regardless of how long you are on campus, your fee will not exceed $100 plus taxes. This fee grants you access to your bunk, a communal kitchen, parking, and washroom/shower facilities. Please contact SFA at 705-510-9501 or email@example.com with advanced notice, to reserve your spot.