Community Fire Protection

Fire Protection Training

What is the purpose of the program?

A School of Community Government program to train community fire-fighters and to promote awareness of fire protection responsibilities at the community level.

What are the objectives of the program?

To provide community fire-fighters and community government employees with the skills to adequately perform the roles of fire safety officials.

To enhance the skills of public safety employees so that they can more effectively contribute to the community development process.

Detailed reference to content of training events can be found within the Community Fire Protection Plan Matrix

What Do Participants receive upon completion?

Participants who successfully complete practical and theory components of community-based training will receive a Certificate of Practical Achievement for the modules completed towards their NWT Community Firefighter Certificate.
Participants who successfully challenge the NFPA 1001 Certification will receive Pro-Board Certification through College of the Rockies.

When and Where?

Fire fighter training is provided at the community level upon community request. All communities have access to a wide range of training opportunities. NWT fire service instructors teach certified training to the national standard in partnership with the College of the Rockies., a British Columbia-based fire training school.