16-Week Online & In-Person Blended Firefighter Training Program

Want to build a career in firefighting but don’t have the opportunity to dedicate 12 weeks to our in-person Full-Time program? We offer a blended program to complete with 13 weeks of online theoretical modules and 3 weeks of mandatory in-person practical training 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 recruits in successfully completing the theoretical portion of the Firefighter training program.

Recruits will use the IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, which is provided as an e-book 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 have 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 enhances the learning environment by maintaining an optimal recruit-to-instructor ratio during all practical evolutions.

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 of the program at no additional cost.

Recruits will work alongside professional instructors from Municipal Fire Services & Volunteer Departments around the GTA. 

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





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

What’s not included

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


(in person skills session at the campus)

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

Online Start Date*Practical Session DateEnd Date
December 24th, 2021April 3rd, 2022April 14th, 2022
January 17th, 2022April 25th, 2022May 7th, 2022
February 21st, 2022May 30th, 2022June 11th, 2022
April 4th, 2022July 11th, 2022July 23rd, 2022
May 2nd, 2022August 8th, 2022August 20th, 2022
May 30th, 2022September 6th, 2022September 18th, 2022
June 20th, 2022September 26th, 2022October 8th, 2022
July 11th, 2022October 17th, 2022October 29th, 2022


(in-person skills session at the campus)

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

Online Start Date*Practical Session DateEnd Date
January 3rd, 2023April 3rd, 2023April 23rd, 2023
January 23rd, 2023April 24th, 2023May 13th, 2023
February 20th, 2023May 22nd, 2023June 10th, 2023
April 3rd, 2023July 3rd, 2023July 22nd, 2023
May 1st, 2023July 31st, 2023August 19th, 2023
June 5th, 2023September 4th, 2023September 23rd, 2023
June 26th, 2023September 25th, 2023October 14th, 2023
July 17th, 2023October 16th, 2023November 4th, 2023

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


online MODULES

The 14-week online program consists of multiple modules, with a validation test at the end of each one. Each module must be passed in order to move on to the next.

Program HOURS

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 for 3 weeks.


Recruits will work with a small group of other students, with an optimal recruit- to-instructor ratio on all practical sessions. There will be plenty of time to sharpen the skills learned online!


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

This program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career College Act, 2005.

Are you ready to start your firefighting journey with us?

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