Grimsby Regional Training Centre logoThe Grimsby Regional Training Centre (GRTC) offers classrooms, wet lab, commercial kitchen, training tower and burn cells. The GRTC is an accredited satellite campus of the Ontario Fire College (OFC), offering National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Ontario Fire Code courses.

Location

167 Mountain Rd., Grimsby ON  L3M 4E7 

Registration information

How to register for a course

Complete an application form now

Send us your completed form

Have your Municipal Fire Chief or designate complete the application form and email or fax to the Grimsby Fire Department. Fire college courses that have prerequisites are approved by the OFC Registrar prior to acceptance. You will be notified of course acceptance by email.

Submit your application 5 weeks in advance

Your applications must be received a minimum of 5 weeks in advance of the course start date.

Prerequisites

It is the responsibility of the Municipal Fire Chief or designate to determine applicant meets prerequisites. Your application will be reviewed by the Ontario Fire College Registrar prior to approval for OFC courses.

Accessing course information

You can access course information by visiting Ontario Fire College.

  • Click the “Log in as a guest” button (below the main log in boxes)
  • Password: preclass
  • Click the course folder
Registration Fees

OFC Fees

Fire departments will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $65.00 for each student-learner accepted into a course by the OFC. Fire departments will be sent an invoice on a quarterly basis from the OFC.

GRTC Fees

Fire departments will be charged a course fee by the Town of Grimsby identified in the course calendar.

Harmonized Sales Tax

Harmonized Sales Tax is charged on all courses. All course fees listed do not include the applicable HST.

Course cancellations

If you are cancelling

  • OFC approved courses shall be cancelled in accordance with the OFC Cancellation Policy.
  • GRTC cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the course start date may be charged an Administration fee in accordance with the Town of Grimsby Fees & Charges Bylaw.
  • GRTC cancellation received 2 weeks or less prior to the course start date may be charged the full registration fee.
Parking

Student parking is available on-site for all courses at the back of Fire Station. 

Alcohol/non prescription pharmaceutical

Student(s) who are under the influence of alcohol/drugs/non prescription pharmaceuticals will be removed from the course and no refund will be issued.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in / on the property except in the designated area. Failure to follow this policy will result in students being removed from the course with no refund.

Meals

All full-day courses will include refreshments and lunch, otherwise indicated. Students are responsible to email us with any food restrictions in advance of the course start date.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this course listing, the Grimsby Fire Department (GFD) has the right to modify any program, course, location, timetable, or fee without prior notice. GFD reserves the right to cancel a course because of insufficient registrations or for other budgetary reasons. In the event the GFD exercises such a right, the GFD sole liability will be the refund of registration fees paid, if applicable by the applicant.

Course calendar – 2019

Feb 4-7, 2019 NFPA 1035 FLSE II (Course #19-2 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1035 FLSE I 

Course Fee: $250.00 +hst

Feb 8, 2019 NFPA 1035 Public Information Officer (Course #19 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $60.00 + hst

Mar 11-15, 2019 Fire Code DIV. B PT 4 (Course #19-2 G)

Prerequisites: Fire Code Div. B Pt 2&6 and Courtroom Procedures

Course Fee: $300.00 +hst

Mar 11-15, 2019 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV (Blended) (Course #19-2 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1021 FO III

Applications must be received to the Grimsby Regional Training Centre no less than 6 weeks in advance of the course start date. Online pre-class must be completed prior to the course.

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst

 

April 8 - 12, 2019 NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator (Course #19 - 7 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee:  $495.00 + hst

 April 24 - 26, 2019 Courtroom Procedures (Course #19 - 6 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $200.00 + hst

April 26 - 29, 2019 ISFSI Live Fire Instructor Credential   

International Society of Fire Instructors Association (ISFSI) is hosting this intensive three-day program that explores the most recent NFPA 1403 standard and applies the principles of the standard to the student’s ability to instruct live fire training in a safe environment. The course is delivered in a true blended learning approach using the online-learning system to prepare the candidate for the three day instructor led course.  Additional details and to register, link https://www.isfsi.org/p/ca/vi/sid=311

April 29 - May 3, 2019  NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I (Blended) (Course #19 - 4 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1001 FF II or NFPA FF II Recruit  

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

 May 13 - 17, 2019 Fire Code Div. B PT 2 & 6 (Course #19 - 7 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

 May 27 - 31, 2019 NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I (Course # 19 - 16 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

June 3 - 7, 2019 NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator (Course # 19 - 8 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $495.00 + hst

June 10 - 14, 2019 NFPA 1031 II Fire Inspector (Course #19 - 4 G)

Prerequisites: Legislation, NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness, NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I, Fire Code Div. B Part 2 and 6, Courtroom Procedures and Fire Code Div. B Part 9

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

June 17 - 21, 2019 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II (Blended) (Course #19 - 7 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst

September 9 - 13, 2019 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III (Blended) (Course #19 - 6 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

September 23 - 27, 2019 NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I (Course #19 - 8 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1075 Hazardous Materials / WMD Awareness 

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

September 30 - October 2, 2019 NFPA 1035 FLSE I (Course #19 - 7 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $200.00 + hst

October 21 - 25, 2019 NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II (Course #19 - 11 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst

November 4 - 8, 2019 Fire Code Div. B PT 9 (Course #19 - 6)

Prerequisites: Fire Code Div. B PT 2 & 6 and Courtroom Procedures 

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

November 25 - 29, 2019 NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator (Course #19 - 9 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $495.00 + hst 

December 2 - 4, 2019 Courtroom Procedures (Course #19 - 7 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $200.00 + hst

Course calendar - 2020

January 13 - 17, 2020 Fire Code Div. PT 4 (Course #20 - 3 G)

Prerequisites: Fire Code Div. B PT 2 & 6 and Courtroom Procedures

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst  

January 27 - 30, 2020 NFPA 1035 FLSE II (Course #20 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1035 FLSE I 

Course Fee: $250.00 + hst  

January 31, 2020 NFPA 1035 Public Information Officer (Course #20 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: None 

Course Fee: $60.00 + hst

February 3 - 7, 2020 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV (Blended) (Course #20 - 3 G)

Prerequisites: NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst

March 2 - 5, 2020 Fire Code Div. B PT 3 & 5 (Course #20 - 1 G)

Prerequisites: Fire Code Div. B PT 2 & 6 and Courtroom Procedures 

Course Fee: $250.00 + hst

March 23 - 27, 2020 NFPA 1031 II Fire Inspector (Course #20 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: Legislation, NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness, NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I, Fire Code Div. B Part 2 and 6, Courtroom Procedures and Fire Code Div. B Part 9

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

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