Experience World Class Firefighter Training at the Ontario Fire Academy

Discover your passion for firefighting at the Ontario Fire Academy (OFA), where exceptional training programs and experienced instructors prepare you for the challenges and rewards of a career in firefighting. Join the ranks of our accomplished alumni and experience our dedication today.

Get so much more at the Ontario Fire Academy

Internationally recognized certifications

NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II and NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness & Operations

Expert faculty

Learn from seasoned firefighting professionals with years of field experience and a passion for teaching

Comprehensive programs

Our programs cover all aspects of firefighting, ensuring you're well-rounded and prepared for any scenario

Strong industry connections

Benefit from our established relationships with fire departments and other emergency services

Supportive community

Our tight-knit community of faculty, staff, and students fosters a supportive environment to help you excel

Stellar reputation

Recognized as one of the top firefighting academies in Canada, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and high training standards

Full Time Program

$ 14,478
  • 12-Week Intensive Program
  • In-person instruction and hands-on training
  • Emphasis on practical skills and real-world scenarios
  • Covers firefighting essentials, rescue techniques, and hazardous materials operations
  • Includes NFPA 1001 & 1072 certifications

Blended Program

$ 6,645
  • Flexible 16-week program
  • Combination of online & in-person instruction
  • Perfect for working professionals or those unable to commit to a full-time schedule
  • Comprehensive curriculum covering firefighting theory and practice
  • Includes NFPA 1001 & 1072 certifications


OFA provides training in NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II and NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness and Operations. 
You can complete these certifications either through our Full-Time Program (In-person)  or our Blended Program (Online & in-person)

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  • 18+ Years of Age
  • Official Government Photo ID
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR pass a qualifying test that has been approved by the Superintendent if you are 18 years+
  • Clearance from a Medical Professional (Supplied by the academy after successful enrollment)
  • Standard First Aid with Level C CPR

You can apply for one of our available Full-Time or Blended learning cohorts by filling out our online application here.

After applying online, applicants will be contacted by the Admissions Department within 1 business day.

  1. Applicants will then have a phone screening that will determine their initial eligibility.
  2. Once they have been approved to move on to the next stage, applicants will submit any supporting documents, such as a resume, driver’s license, certifications, etc.
  3. After an admissions review, and once an application is approved, applicants will sign their student contract and pay the enrollment fee of $500

Payment Plans – If you are accepted into one of our programs, we offer a tuition payment plan that consists of a preset number of installments. 
Payments can be made by Interac Debit, E-transfer, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Cheque.

RESP – Funds saved through a Registered Education Savings Plan for the purposes of your child’s education.

RRSP – The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) offered by the Government of Canada can allow you to borrow from your RRSP for the purposes of furthering your education.

Better Jobs – Accepted recruits can access this funding program through Better Jobs, formerly Second Career. This program is run by the government of Ontario to provide financial support to those facing challenges finding stable jobs. The administration office can provide you with assistance on eligibility and how to apply.

Recruits completing either the Full-Time or Blended program at OFA will receive the same NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II and NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness and Operations, qualifications.

At this time, OFA does not offer CPR and First Aid certification, though, in order to qualify for any program at Ontario Fire Academy, recruits must have an up-to-date CPR Level C and Standard First Aid certification to be eligible.

Yes, the online component of the blended program must be completed before the in-person skill session can begin.
It is recommended to complete all modules and tests at least 2-weeks before the mandatory in-person training.

Recruits must enroll and begin the online component of the Blended Program at least 14 weeks before the in-person cohort. 
Recruits should expect to spend approximately 30 hours per week on the online component and 120 hours over 2 weeks on the in-person skill session.

At this time you cannot complete the NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness & Operations without completing NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II.

At this time we do not offer testing alone for the NFPA 1001 and 1072 courses. You must participate in the entire training program, either full-time or blended, in order to be eligible to write the examination at Ontario Fire Academy.

No. Recruits are not required to be fully vaccinated or to provide a qualified exemption certificate to attend the Ontario Fire Academy.


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