Short Term Programs

Volunteer Firefighting Training


Program Description

Help keep your community safe as a volunteer firefighter! SIIT’s Volunteer Firefighter Training trains you to meet the Level One fire-related performance objectives of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This program is open to any firefighter, with knowledge ranging from basic or little information to one’s with plenty of experience.

The Basic Fire Fighter training sessions are conducted through a series of modules where firefighter candidates will develop skills for structural fire fighting. The modules are designed to provide the firefighter candidate with the information needed to meet the fire-related performance objectives in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Level One. The modules are designed for any fire fighter, with knowledge ranging from little or no basic structural fire fighting training, right up to the most experienced member of the fire department.

There are five components of the Fire Fighting program. The full program is eight weeks in length or 280 hours, but individual training sessions can take one week at a time.


  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Pump A
  • Wildland
  • Fire Investigator

Admission Requirements


Academic Requirements

Grade 10 preferred.

Industry Requirements

Industry and fire conditions require to be physically agile, including good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

Adult Basic Education, Trades and Industrial, and Post-Secondary Programs

More than 30 Academic and Quick Skills programs

SIIT is a First Nation Governed, credit granting post-secondary institution

More than 1000 employers work with SIIT Career Centres every year

Established in 1976

90% Indigenous student body

Over $350,000 in Awards are available to SIIT students every year

9 Career Centres province wide connect job seekers to employment opportunities

SIIT offers a wide range of Student Services and Cultural Supports

Programs are offered at 3 campuses and over 35 community learning sites per year

Students from more than 70 First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Non Indigenous communities attend SIIT

JobSeries provides foundational, in-community pre-employment training

More than 65% of SIIT Staff and Faculty are Indigenous

JobConnections mobile career services are available for rural communities

More than 60,000 Alumni

Delivery Method

Students can expect to receive classroom instruction (theory) and hands-on practical instruction.

Tuition and Fees

Dependent on location.

Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training (sponsors, LFD).


  • VFFP 100 Orientation and Fire Service History
  • VFFP 101 Firefighter Safety and Health
  • VFFP 102 Fire Behaviour
  • VFFP 103 Building Construction
  • VFFP 104 Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
  • VFFP 105 Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • VFFP 106 Ropes and Knots
  • VFFP 107 Rescue and Extrication
  • VFFP 108 Forcible Entry
  • VFFP 109 Ground Ladders
  • VFFP 110 Ventilation
  • VFFP 111 Water Supply
  • VFFP 112 Fire Hose
  • VFFP 113 Fire Streams
  • VFFP 114 Fire Control
  • VFFP 115 Fire Detection, Alarm and Suppression Systems
  • VFFP 116 Loss Control
  • VFFP 117 Protecting Fire Scene Evidence
  • VFFP 118 Fire Department Communications
  • VFFP 119 Fire Prevention and Public Education
  • VFFP 120 Introduction to Hazardous Materials and Operations at Hax Mat Incidents

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all courses in the program to graduate.

This program is delivered on a pass/fail basis.

Attendance Policy

Full attendance is necessary to complete all course work.

Career Possibilities

Participants who have completed the program can expect to be a part of their local, community-based fire fighting department.

International Students

SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

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