Program Description This 38-week Ontario College Certificate program delivered over three levels focuses on the knowledge and competencies required of a professional firefighter. This program conforms to the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications, as well as the Operational level standards of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. During the first level students are introduced to a range of fire service subject matter, including operations, prevention and medical theory and techniques. Students also complete courses in Psychology and Professional Communications. The second level includes hazardous materials, enhanced emergency medical response training, fire simulation and fireground operational knowledge and skills. The third level involves students participating in a number of experiential learning activities. These activities include auto extrication training, and a live-fire training experience which serves as a culminating opportunity to apply the theory and skills that have been learned from the onset of the program.