Thank you to those Fire Departments that assist us for your time and effort as our students worked together with you to train on live apparatus. The true Manitoba weather also makes this training as Canadian as it can get.
Fire fighting is a rewarding and exciting career. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a fire fighter we can provide you with the knowledge and skills to obtain the necessary certification required.
The SMART Fire Academy, Firefighter Level I&II Program utilizes a three track approach which gives students the flexibility and expert instruction they are looking for.
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) seals can be obtained upon successful completion.
NFPA 1001: Firefighter Level I & II and
NFPA 472: Hazmat Awareness / Operations Program Information.
Three tracks of training ensure that the best of each type of Firefighter Training possible are combined into the learning experience.
The online didactic theory components can be completed by the student on their schedule and learning pace. This is not a typical online program. It includes lectures, assignments, and videos to complete all required didactic objectives.
In addition to the online theory components, the SMART Fire Academy Program features specialized professional sessions scheduled every week. These sessions are facilitated by members from local Fire Departments. All students in each classroom session will have a full set of turn out gear and complete operational SCBA apparatus.
At the completion of the theory components, a two week skills camp off site is attended to complete the practical components of the training program. This "boot camp" is truly an all inclusive, full time, fire fighting experience. Students will stay at the fire hall 24 hours/day, eat together, train together just like at the actual fire hall they will someday work at. Staying at a hotel or house for night and training during the day is not quite a "full time" training experience. We feel that giving the student the best training experience, like this true simulation setting, gives the students the best course possible. All materials, accommodations, meals, and training are included in the "boot camp".
Our American training partner has one of the highest exam result percentages in North America. The program is fully accredited through the Texas Fire Commission for eligibility to receive internationally recognized certificates. These obtained certifications can be used to gain firefighter employment by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Calgary Fire Department, BC Fire Departments as well as many other cities throughout Canada and the United States.
The course fee of $6800.00 includes:
NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter Level 1
NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter Level 2
NFPA 472 - Hazmat Awareness
NFPA 472 - Hazmat Operations
Online Theory Components
Skills Camp (including materials, accommodations, meals, and training)
Transportation to skills camp in Dallas, TX (Varies depending on mode of transport. Some students choose to travel together to lower costs)
Medical Release Form completion by Physician prior to skills camp.
IFSAC Seal Application / Transfer / Reciprociy fees.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 292-6766 for more information or to request a Free Information Package.
SKILLS CAMP is a tremendous opportunity to train at a replicated fire station. This includes training, sleeping, eating, learning and laughing together. It is truly an Awesome Opportunity, and the reason it is done at that location. Check it out below!
Meet our Team!
Our staff and instructors are second to none and
have a genuine passion for seeing our students succeed. Our firefighter
instructors are current and former firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire
Mr. Will Gibbs: EMR & Firefighter Program Manager Cell: (204) 292-6766
Ms. Kasey Ainsley: Administration Officer
Firefighter Program Instructors: Capt. Bob Poole Ian Campbell Kelly Horobetz
Shayne Cormier Bill Harrow
Ms. Laureen Forbes: Professional Development Instructor
Mr. Russ Reimer: Recruitment Officer & Instructor
Mr. Jason McDougall: ACP - WFPS & STARS, EMR Instructor
and every student of our EMS and Firefighter programs are a key part of
the S.M.A.R.T. team. Although joining the team starts at registration,
there is no end. Students often go on to Fire and EMS positions
throughout the country, but always appreciate the training they have
received from S.M.A.R.T. and appreciate the honest investment that our
instructors have in students outcomes. It is our job to know where
students want to end up and help them in every way we can to get there.
Our dream is to see you achieve yours.