Pre-Employment Firefighter

Start DateDurationLocationCost
TBD28 WeeksMiramichi, NB$15,000 

* Cost includes tuition and gear rental.  Uniform and Books sold separately.
Program/course schedule subject to change based on enrollment

The Fire Fighting program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform as a firefighter adhering to the professional organizational policies and procedures of a fire department. Learners develop skills and knowledge required to work safely and effectively as part of a fire service team similar to that of most large municipal fire departments. Today’s Firefighter is involved in an occupation where a variety of circumstances may be encountered with each response. The scope of firefighting goes beyond controlling or extinguishing fires; it includes rescue activities, responding to hazardous material incidents and participation in fire prevention activities. 

Upon successful completion of this program, participants are eligible to take the exams for NFPA 1001 (Firefighter I and II) as well as the NFPA 1072 (Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations). Graduates will also write the IFSAC/Pro Board theory and practical examination in concert with the NB Office of the Fire Marshal.

This Program is delivered at the NBCC Fire Training Center, which is operational year round providing training to Firefighters from across the Maritime Provinces. The teaching and learning environment is intended to replicate the standards and practices found at a fire station which demands professionalism, teamwork and a commitment to continuous learning.

Areas of Study

  • Fire Science
  • Firefighter Equipment and Protocol
  • Emergency (First Responder) Care Techniques
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Firefighter Safety
  • Fire Prevention
  • Communication and Employment Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Extrication
  • Fire Control
  • Property Damage and Preservation of Evidence
  • Fire Station Operations
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Apparatus Operations
  • Confined Spaces


  • Clean criminal record check
  • Pass a Physical Fitness Test set out by NBCC prior to course start date. The C.P.A.T (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification or equivalent will be accepted if current at time of program commencement
  • Be age 18 or older by program start date
  • Hold a valid class 5 driver’s license
  • High School or equivalency
  • Complete a pre-qualifying interview process to determine suitability for training.
  • If your language is not English, NBCC will require proof of English language competency

Additional Fees

  • Physical Fitness Test Fee: $100
  • $300 Seat Deposit (non-refundable), due within 30 days of acceptance, applied to tuition

How to Apply

Complete the Application Form (pdf)

Applications can be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off to:

New Brunswick Community College
80 University Avenue
Miramichi, NB  E1N 0C6
Attention: Loisanne Gregan
Tel: 506-778-6054  | Fax: 506-778-6134

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