Extinguisher and Apparatus Maintenance


When budgets are tight, it often makes sense to have in-house expertise for preventive maintenance and to repair valuable equipment.

These courses will be useful for anyone involved in, or wanting to learn about servicing, recharging, testing, repairing and overhauling fire extinguishers.

Anyone currently working in certified shops or wishing to enter the industry, as well as private or corporate sector organizations that want to provide proprietary servicing in their own certified shops, would also benefit from these courses.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Maintenance
ID #1-FEIM

This course focuses on proper procedures for inspecting, maintaining, servicing and hydrostatic testing of fire extinguishers, as well as the recognized standards for the selection and installation of extinguishers. Learn how to set up, maintain and manage proper fire extinguisher records and inspection tags. This course is approved by the Fire Technical Council as meeting the requirements for a certificate of training as per the Alberta Fire Code, 2006. Successful students will be awarded a Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Maintenance Certificate.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

To register, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.

 

$995 Feb 6 - 10, 2017
Mar 13 - 17, 2017
May 8 - 12, 2017
Jun 26 - 30, 2017
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Oct 23 - 27, 2017
ID #1-FEIM

This course focuses on proper procedures for inspecting, maintaining, servicing and hydrostatic testing of fire extinguishers, as well as the recognized standards for the selection and installation of extinguishers. Learn how to set up, maintain and manage proper fire extinguisher records and inspection tags. This course is approved by the Fire Technical Council as meeting the requirements for a certificate of training as per the Alberta Fire Code, 2006. Successful students will be awarded a Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Maintenance Certificate.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

To register, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.

 



Course Cost: $995
Scheduled: Feb 6 - 10, 2017
Mar 13 - 17, 2017
May 8 - 12, 2017
Jun 26 - 30, 2017
Aug 14 - 18, 2017
Oct 23 - 27, 2017
High Pressure Cylinder Inspection
ID #1-HPC This eight-hour course is for anyone exposed to or using high pressure cylinders including: members of fire departments who fill their own cylinders, those in the business of fire extinguisher servicing and others who service equipment such as SCBA. Students will learn to inspect steel, aluminium and composite cylinders. Also learn to properly clean and recharge cylinders and conduct the eddy current inspection. Upon successful completion, students receive certificates from Professional SCBA Inspectors Inc.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam.


Offered at the Vermilion Emergency Training Centre Campus Only
$245 This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 2038.
ID #1-HPC
This eight-hour course is for anyone exposed to or using high pressure cylinders including: members of fire departments who fill their own cylinders, those in the business of fire extinguisher servicing and others who service equipment such as SCBA. Students will learn to inspect steel, aluminium and composite cylinders. Also learn to properly clean and recharge cylinders and conduct the eddy current inspection. Upon successful completion, students receive certificates from Professional SCBA Inspectors Inc.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam.


Offered at the Vermilion Emergency Training Centre Campus Only


Course Cost: $245
Scheduled: This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 2038.
Introduction to Fire Extinguishers
ID #1-IFE This 4-hour course is for administration staff and lay people. Learn the components of the fire tetrahedron, different types of fire, classes of extinguishers and their rating system, and the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of using portable extinguishers. Extinguish small Class A and Class B fires with a 1 kg multipurpose extinguisher and learn to recognize the limitations of small portable fire extinguishers.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam TBA Mar 31, 2017 AM
Oct 13, 2017 AM
ID #1-IFE
This 4-hour course is for administration staff and lay people. Learn the components of the fire tetrahedron, different types of fire, classes of extinguishers and their rating system, and the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of using portable extinguishers. Extinguish small Class A and Class B fires with a 1 kg multipurpose extinguisher and learn to recognize the limitations of small portable fire extinguishers.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Course Cost: TBA
Scheduled: Mar 31, 2017 AM
Oct 13, 2017 AM
Basic Fire Suppression
ID #1-BFS This 6-hour course is for technical/operations personnel who may have to extinguish small Class A, B, or C fires. Topics include the fire tetrahedron, classes of fire, classes of extinguishers and their rating, and the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of using portable fire extinguishers. Extinguish small Class B fires with 10 kg and 20 kg portable dry chemical extinguishers.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
ID #1-BFS
This 6-hour course is for technical/operations personnel who may have to extinguish small Class A, B, or C fires. Topics include the fire tetrahedron, classes of fire, classes of extinguishers and their rating, and the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of using portable fire extinguishers. Extinguish small Class B fires with 10 kg and 20 kg portable dry chemical extinguishers.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Scheduled: This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
Advanced Fire Suppression
ID #1-AFS This 8-hour course is for anyone who may have to extinguish small Class A, B, or C fires. Topics include fire behaviour, types of portable fire extinguishers, extinguisher-rating system, selecting, using, inspecting, and operating portable fire extinguishers and the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of deploying portable fire extinguishers.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
ID #1-AFS
This 8-hour course is for anyone who may have to extinguish small Class A, B, or C fires. Topics include fire behaviour, types of portable fire extinguishers, extinguisher-rating system, selecting, using, inspecting, and operating portable fire extinguishers and the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of deploying portable fire extinguishers.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Scheduled: This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
Portable Fire Extinguisher Train the Trainer
ID #1-PFET3 In this 32-hour course learn to train anyone who may have to extinguish small Class A, B, or C fires. Topics include fire behaviour, types of portable fire extinguishers, extinguisher rating system, selecting, using, inspecting and operating portable fire extinguishers, the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of deploying portable fire extinguishers, concepts of learning and the NFPA 4-Step Instructional Method.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam $495 March 2-6, 2015
This course is also available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
ID #1-PFET3
In this 32-hour course learn to train anyone who may have to extinguish small Class A, B, or C fires. Topics include fire behaviour, types of portable fire extinguishers, extinguisher rating system, selecting, using, inspecting and operating portable fire extinguishers, the PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep) method of deploying portable fire extinguishers, concepts of learning and the NFPA 4-Step Instructional Method.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Course Cost: $495
Scheduled: March 2-6, 2015
This course is also available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
Basic Fire Apparatus Maintenance
ID #1-BFM This 36-hour course is for both volunteer and paid firefighters who want to know more about maintaining specialized firefighting equipment. Through lectures and hands-on training, students will learn about fire apparatus, including pumpers, aerial ladders and water tanks. Service tests on pumps and aerial devices will also be performed. Additional topics include inspections, fundamentals of hydraulic brakes, engine principles and lubrication, Allision transmission maintenance, batteries and basic electrical principles.
Evaluation: proctored written exam
Valid Driver's License $655 This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.
ID #1-BFM
This 36-hour course is for both volunteer and paid firefighters who want to know more about maintaining specialized firefighting equipment. Through lectures and hands-on training, students will learn about fire apparatus, including pumpers, aerial ladders and water tanks. Service tests on pumps and aerial devices will also be performed. Additional topics include inspections, fundamentals of hydraulic brakes, engine principles and lubrication, Allision transmission maintenance, batteries and basic electrical principles.
Evaluation: proctored written exam


Prerequisite: Valid Driver's License
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: This course is available through special scheduling. For more information contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2038 or toll free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038.