Code 5822
SectorBuildings and Public Works (07)
Number of credits79
Length of training1185 hours
StatusProgram approved in 2007
No educational organization is currently offering this program
This program is offered in French: 
5322 - Intervention en sécurité incendie
  • Objectives and targeted professions
  • Admission conditions
  • Program content

Program objectives

Firefighters participate as members of a team in protecting persons and property as well as in fighting fires using the standard and specialized materials required. For emergencies other than fires, firefighters assist communities hit by natural or industrial disasters in order to minimize impact on lives, property or the environment. In terms of rescue operations, firefighters participate in search activities, dispense first aid and evacuate victims.

Targeted professions (find out more about a trade or an occupation on Qué

Firefighters (4312)

Job titles


Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional prerequisites

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn't require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( - ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2)563-306 ou (568-314)

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
937-274 To enter the labour market 60 4
937-302 To determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
937-312 To handle hoses, nozzles and appliances 30 2
937-322 To conduct searches for victims in conditions involving heat and smoke 30 2
937-333 To establish connections between combustion phenomena and building construction 45 3
937-343 To access a building and its structure 45 3
937-363 To establish the water supply for fire streams 45 3
937-375 To perform emergency operations involving a fire in a low-risk building and an exterior fire 75 5
937-383 To perform emergency operations involving hazardous materials 45 3
937-392 To perform on-site salvage and overhaul operations 30 2
937-413 To establish a water supply and set up high-flow equipment 45 3
937-433 To manoeuvre a ladder truck 45 3
937-455 To prevent physical health problems 75 5
937-462 To set up and establish the water supply from one fire vehicle to another 30 2
937-475 To carry out prevention activities 75 5
937-482 To prevent psychological health problems 30 2
937-933 To operate a fire vehicle 45 3
937-944 To act as a First Responder 60 4
937-953 To perform emergency operations involving a fire in an attached low-rise building and a large building 45 3
937-962 To interact with the members of a fire station 30 2
937-974 To perform emergency operations involving a fire in a high-occupancy building 60 4
937-984 To perform vertical rescue operations 60 4
937-993 To perform water rescue operations 45 3
938-004 To perform rescue operations involving a damaged vehicle 60 4
938-013 To perform rescue operations in a confined space 45 3
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