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Fire & Safety

NorQuest Continuing Education & Custom Training offers a variety of programs and individual courses to help you enter into a career as a Firefighter or First Responder. Our programs range from entry level to more advanced courses allowing for career succession and advancement.

Our interactive online programming provides you with a dedicated instructor, allowing you to work at your own pace, and the comprehensive practical skills training will ensure you are well prepared in your profession.

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Preparing you for a successful career in Fire and Rescue

All fire and safety training taught at NorQuest College is held to industry standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), preparing you for a satisfying career in the fire and emergency service sector.

NorQuest is authorized by the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) as a training provider; after completing our programs and courses you are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification, which are internationally recognized.

See below for a current list of our course and program offerings.

Fire & Public Safety

NFPA 1001–Firefighter Training Program

This program includes all the essential courses required to start your career as a firefighter. You will first complete the online theory portion with the support of an online, interactive, certified Fire Service Instructor followed by comprehensive practical skills training with ample hands-on learning. This training is held over four weeks at an approved training site.

At the end of the program, you will complete accredited written exams and perform practical skills evaluations as required to apply for international certification.

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NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Training

The NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Training program is designed for firefighters who want to become a supervisory officer in a fire department. Through theory and practical skills training, you will be given the training needed to seamlessly transition into the important role of a supervisory company officer or a management-level position.

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NFPA 1041–Fire Service Instructor Training

The NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Training program is designed for those who wish to transition from a firefighting career into the role of a fire service training instructor.

This program is tailored to professionals working in the fire service industry who want to broaden their horizons and take on the role of a mentor and trainer to the next generation of firefighters.

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Advanced First Aid

Building on the knowledge and skills within the Emergency Care for Professional Responders, learners will gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and ongoing care in the workplace and respond to medical emergencies in the field.

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Custom Training

We offer flexible custom training for all Fire & Safety courses. Working with you and your department or organization, we'll design training to fit your specific and relevant needs.

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Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

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Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

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Fire & Safety Contact Information

Contact us for more information on Fire & Safety training.

Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L6

The personal information collected on this web form will be used to send you updates on Continuing Education and Custom Training courses. Collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with the Act. Questions about the collection and use of the personal information can be directed to the Manager, Operational Growth, C109A, 10230 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L4. Telephone: 780.644.6293.

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