In order to provide effective emergency response, the Orangeville Fire Service follows the National Fire Protection Association standards for certification. Volunteer firefighters train once per week for a minimum of two hours for 50 weeks throughout the year. Full-time staff train regularly with both theory and practical evaluations.

Specialized training

Our firefighters go above and beyond required training and also commit spare time to the following courses:

  • Pump Operations Course
  • Man In Machine Rescue
  • Survival and Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT)
  • Auto Extrication
  • Forcible Entry
  • Emergency Patient Care
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Hazardous Material Awareness
  • The Incident Management System
  • Recruit Training Program (18 months)
  • Rural Water Supply Operations
  • Ice and Water Rescue
  • Thermal Imaging Camera Technology
  • Automatic External Defibrillation Certification
  • Alternative Power Sources (Solar and Wind)

Training services

The Training Division:

  • provides training and educational opportunities to assist in meeting job-specific and Health and Safety standards as dictated under federal, provincial and municipal law
  • develops qualified and competent firefighter and officer candidates for the purpose of mitigating emergency situations including disasters
  • is responsible for succession planning within the fire service