• Ready for the next stage of your career?

    Explore Firefighting

    Be empowered to explore firefighting as a career through hands-on training and build skills as an emergency service professional.

  • Grow with the best

    Over a Decade Experience

    Be part of the next generation of firefighters with our world-class training programs. 

  • All weather training capability

    Develop Skills Year Round

    Train to be a firefighter in a controlled and specialized indoor environment for practical exercises.

  • Be part of a Firehouse

    One of a Kind Experience

    Experience the life of a firefighter with Ontario Fire Academy’s unique Firehouse experience.

Duty, Honour, Service

Hone all the skills necessary to succeed in this highly competitive industry through rigorous academic instruction combined with hands-on firefighting practices. Develop a strong sense of duty, honour, and service, to make your next step, the best step with a firefighting career training program from the Ontario Fire Academy.

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OUR PROGRAMS

STEP IN TO OUR FIREHOUSE

Full-Time

NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level 1&2;
NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness & Hazmat Operation

Full-Time

We offer a comprehensive 12-week instructor-lead academic and practical training program at Ontario Fire Academy's facility in Orangeville, Ontario. This program is designed to prepare our recruits for their testing to receive their IFSAC seals.
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BLENDED

NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level 1&2;
NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness & Hazmat Operation

Blended

We offer an online and in-person learning strategy for recruits to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to challenge the OFMEM proctored IFSAC examinations. All academic elements are completed on an online platform over 13 weeks, with 3-weeks of mandatory in-person training at OFA's facility.
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EMR: RED CROSS

Emergency Medical Responder
& Re-Certification – Red Cross.
Coming Soon!

EMR: Red Cross

This program offers a 3-year certification, or recertification, in Emergency Medical Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion). The participant materials include Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text and Workbook (optional).
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OUR FACILITIES

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A UNIQUE
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Live as a firefighter while you learn through 24/7 hands-on activities including station chores, cooking, responding to mock emergency calls all while gaining your education in firefighting alongside firefighters from across Canada.

INDOOR TRAINING ROOM

Train comfortably year-round in a controlled indoor environment for practical exercises

EXTRICATION TRAINING

Receive full training on automobile extrication, including the use of jaws of life

SEARCH HOUSE SCENARIO

Perform real-world scenario based search and rescue training operations in our Search House

DECONTAMINATION

We offer full Hazmat awareness, operations and decontamination training

CLASSROOMS

Fully equipped classrooms with all resources needed for theoretical teaching of Firefighting skills

DORMS & DINING AREA

Fully equipped shared dormitories for students staying on campus, with a kitchen/dining area for all recruits

STUDENT LOUNGE

Our student longe is equipped with a widescreen TV and streaming subscriptions

GAIN SPECIALISED SKILLS

Become skilled in topics such as hazard assessment, auto-extrication, etc., so that you can apply these valuable skills throughout any profession.

BECOME AN ELITE FIREFIGHTER

With realistic scenarios, hands-on experiences, motivating instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, and tons of extras - these are not your average courses!

RECEIVE A BROAD EDUCATION

Get hands-on training that teaches skills like injury prevention, first- aid, fire suppression, search & rescue, hazardous material response, tactical operations, and much more.

GROW AS A FIREFIGHTER

We utilize every opportunity at OFA to enhance critical skills like team work, leadership development, personal responsibility, decision making.

Are you ready to start your firefighting journey with us?

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