Part-Time Blended Firefighter Training Program

NFPA 1001 Level I & ll FIREFIGHTER

Want to build a career in firefighting but don’t have the opportunity to dedicate 12-weeks to our Full-time program? Ontario Fire Academy offers a 120-hour course to help you become an IFSAC-certified firefighter.


Our advanced blended learning strategy saves recruits time when it comes to understanding concepts and completing required course work.

OFA has developed an online platform that incorporates a variety of learning tools and aids students in successfully completing the theoretical portion of the Firefighter training program.

Students will use the IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 6th edition with Fire Department Operations, an e-book is provided for this program. This book will be utilized throughout the program including the practical phase of training. 

The online program is broken down into modules and to ensure recruits understand the learning objectives of each module, recruits are validated by the end of module evaluations. Once all individual elements of the module has been successfully completed the learner can proceed to the next program module.



The practical portion 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 the skills necessary to challenge the OFMEM proctored IFSAC written and skill examinations.

OFA 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 fifteen per session.

Recruits will receive hands-on training at our facility that covers:

Recruits will also train at a burn house and rescue tower.

All the personal protective equipment needed during the practical portion of the program is supplied for the duration at the program at no additional cost.

Recruits will work alongside professional instructors from Municipal Fire Services & Volunteer Departments

Join other recruits in an intense boot-camp environment where you’ll learn how to fight fires while performing challenging tasks like daily inspections, firefighting drills, and fire truck washing. You’ll also have opportunities to respond to progressively more challenging fire scenarios.


Course price


  • $500 Registration Fee is due upon application
  • This will be applied to the full tuition fee once the application is processed and approved
  • We offer flexible payment plans
  • Includes Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) testing/certification (IFSAC) exam fee
Accepted Payment Methods: E-Transfer, Cheque, Debit, Credit


  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Rental – (For the duration of the practical training)
    1. Firefighting Helmet
    2. Firefighting Flash-Hood
    3. Firefighting Gloves
    4. Firefighting Boots 
  • Academic Course Materials: ebook
  • Emergency First Responder Course

What’s not included

  • Daily Meals
  • Room & Board at our Facility
  • Safety shoes/boots with a CSA green tag
  • Ontario Fire Academy Uniform


(in person skills session at the campus)

Start DateEnd Date
April 3, 2022April 14, 2022
April 25, 2022May 7, 2022
May 30, 2022June 11, 2022
July 11, 2022July 23, 2022
August 8, 2022August 20, 2022
September 26, 2022October 8, 2022
October 17, 2022October 29, 2022

*Students are required to finish the theoretical portion online prior to attending the skills session in person.

Please contact us by phone or email to inquire about availability.



Online Program consists of 8 modules, with a validation test at the end of each module. This test must be passed in order to move on to the next module.


For the mandatory skills part of this program, the hours are Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Recruits will have 1-hour for lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for 12 days.


Recruits will work with a small group of approximately 15 students per class, with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio on all practical sessions. We believe very firmly in lots of practical, hands-on experience for our recruits, so there will be plenty of time to sharpen the skills learned in class.


Every recruit must report to OFA on time, wearing a clean uniform, and ready to work alongside fellow firefighters in team building exercises.

Are you ready to start your firefighting journey with us?

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