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Training

The Orangeville Fire Department uses the Ontario Fire Marshal's curriculum for providing its individual course content. All of the firefighters are currently registered with the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office to complete the Ontario Firefighter Standards.

The volunteer firefighters train once a week for a minimum of two hours, 50 weeks a year. In addition there are four scheduled weekend training sessions throughout the year, Ontario Fire College courses, and specialized courses. The full-time staff train regularly during their shifts and with the volunteer firefighters during their weekend sessions. Each session covers theory and practical evolutions.

Over and above the traditional firefighter training, the firefighters have also committed their spare time to some of the following courses:

  • Pump Operations Course
  • Survival and Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT)
  • Auto Extrication
  • Forcible Entry
  • Emergency Patient Care
  • Hazardous Material Awareness
  • The Incident Management System
  • Recruit Training Program (18 months)

With the addition of specialized training (outlined below) undertaken by the firefighters, the Orangeville Fire Department is able to provide a higher level of service to citizens of the Town and outlying municipalities.

  • Ice and Water Rescue
  • Thermal Imaging Camera Technology
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Automatic External Defibrillation Certification
  • Alternative Power Sources (Solar & Wind)