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 for Ontario Municipal Fire Services.  

Location

167 Mountain Road, 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.

Course Prerequisites

Unless otherwise stated, applicants are members of an Ontario municipal fire service, be it full, part time or volunteer.  It is the responsibility of the Municipal Fire Chief or approved 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 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 for each student accepted into aby 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 are 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 rear of Fire Station 2. 

Alcohol/Drugs/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. Meals are catered and students should take that into consideration for dietary restrictions.  

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

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness 

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department  

Course Fee: $200.00 + hst

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

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

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

November 13 - 15, 2019 Commercial Cooking Systems (Course #19 - 3 G)

This course prepares fire prevention officers and other fire service personnel to gain knowledge and abilities related to inspection of commercial cooking systems as well as technical understanding of commercial cooking operations.  Delivery is classroom, practical off campus tour and pre class reading.  

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department involved with the inspection process and enforcement and have a basic knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the 2015 Fire Code.  

Course Fee:  $250.00 + hst

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department  

Course Fee: $200.00 + hst

Course calendar - 2020

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

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

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst  

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1035 FLSE I 

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst  

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department  

Course Fee: $60.00 + hst

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     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: Member of Ontario municipal fire deparatment

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

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst

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

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

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

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

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