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Fire Training Facility and Courses

The Fire Training Facility is a space where public safety agencies, government, schools, and businesses can practice and learn how to respond to emergencies.

This regional training centre is important for improving training and education programs to keep us ready to protect our community during fires and other emergencies. With this facility and excellent training and education programs, Kingston Fire and Rescue can keep providing the highest quality emergency response skills.


The fire training facility being used by two firefighters on the second floor outside, while three firefighters watch
  • Six-storey training tower
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • Fire alarm system
    • Elevator prop
    • Firefighter survival props
    • Sprinkler system with standpipe connections
  • Driver-training Road circuit
    • Various roadways and surface types
    • Urban street
    • Rural roads and rural driveways
  • Extrication training area
  • Confined-space rescue props
    • Electrical vault
    • Maze
    • Tunnel-to-maze, multi-level vaults and electrical vaults
    • Multi-level vault
  • Trench rescue
  • Wind turbine prop/high angle rescue
  • Railroad derailment, 200' of track, three rail cars, road crossing
  • Propane fire props
    • Car
    • Quad

Training Courses

The Kingston Regional Fire Training Centre provides courses in partnership with the Ontario Fire College (OFC). These courses take place at our regional Training Centre or Station #3 at 211 Gore Rd.

Important notes:

  • In addition to the listed course fee, you will also need to pay a $65 registration fee invoiced by the Ontario Fire College.
  • All courses include snacks, drinks, and lunch each day as part of the course fee.

  • Course code: NFPA 1035 FLSE II-24-4K
  • Course date: In-class May 28 - 31, 2024.
  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator I
  • Application deadline: April 2, 2024
  • Price: $295 + HST

NFPA 1006 Surface Water Rescue

  • Course code: NFPA 1006 WTR RES Blended 24-3 K
  • Course date: Online June 24, 2024 - In-class July 8 to 12, 2024.
  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1006 WTR RES Awareness, Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and AED
  • Application deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Price: $400* + HST + $65**

  • Course code: NFPA 1006 AUTO EX BLENDED 24-5K
  • Course date: Online May 6, 2024. In-class June 3 to 7, 2024.
  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II or exterior seals certified with proof of FF II auto ex skills completed.
  • Application deadline: April 8, 2024
  • Price: $400 + HST

  • Course code: NFPA 1033 blended 24-3K
  • Course date: Online May 7, 2024 - In-class June 18 to 21, 2024.
  • Prerequisite: Intended for Officers or firefighters with 5 years experience
  • Application deadline: April 23, 2024
  • Price: $525 + HST

  • Course code: NFPA 1006 WTR RES Blended 24-3 K
  • Course date: Online June 24, 2024 - In-class July 8 to 12, 2024.
  • Prerequisite: NFPA 1006 WTR RES Awareness, Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and AED
  • Application deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Price: $400 + HST

How to apply?

  1. Submit your application at least 30 days before the course starts. If you get accepted, each fire department student will have to pay a $65 fee (non-refundable).
  2. All courses that have prerequisites must be completed and approved by the Ontario Fire College Registrar prior to acceptance. You will be notified via email of your successful application to the course. Participants who attend a course without meeting the required prerequisites will be asked to leave, and no refund will be provided.

Pre-class materials

To access pre-class materials and the OFC calendar, go to Moodle Contact North website and follow these steps:

  1. Click the “Login as a guest” button 
  2. Use the password “preclass” to log in
  3. Click the course folder to access files for downloading

Completion requirement

It is the student’s responsibility to fulfill all the course requirements mentioned in the pre-class package. Make sure you bring any necessary textbooks, equipment, materials, or clothing as specified for the course.

Course cancellations

  • The OFC may cancel a course if there are not enough registrations. In such cases, students will be informed beforehand, and the City will provide a refund.
  • If you want to cancel or withdraw from an OFC-approved course, follow the OFC Administration and Registration policy. If you wish to cancel after the deadline, the course fee will not be refunded.
  • To cancel an attendance, send a written email notification to the registrar’s office at Verbal cancellations will not be accepted.
  • To send a replacement, submit an application form with a note about the substitution before the course starts. Make sure your substitute student has completed any required pre-requisite work and has sufficient time to complete pre-class material. Note that substitutions must be processed before the course begins; otherwise, they will not be allowed by the OFC.

Disclaimer: The City of Kingston reserves the right to modify any course or fee without prior notice.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

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