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

Unless otherwise stated, applicants are members of an Ontario municipal fire service, be it full, part time or volunteer. Your Municipal Fire Chief or approved designate, confirms you have the required prerequisites, completes your application and email or fax to the Grimsby Fire Department. Your fire department will be notified of your acceptance by email approximately one month prior to the start of the course.  

Submit your application 5 weeks in advance

Your application 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 each Municipal Fire Chief or approved designate, to determine applicant meets prerequisites to be eligible to apply for and attend the course, and seek certification. Your application will be reviewed by the OFC Registrar prior to approval for OFC courses.

Accessing pre class materials: 

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 invoiced quarterly by the OFC.

GRTC Fees

Course fee identified in the GRTC course calendar for each student accepted into a course is invoiced by the Town of Grimsby prior to the start of the course, payable upon receipt.  

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 5 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 full course registration fee.
Parking

Student parking is available on-site for all courses.  

Alcohol/Drugs/non prescription pharmaceutical

Student(s) 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, unless 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

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: $250.00 + 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 PIO (Course #20 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department  

Course Fee: $60.00 + hst

February 3 - 7, 2020 NFPA 1021 FO 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 department

                     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 

NFPA 472 or 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness, NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I, Fire Code Div. B PT 2 & 6, Courtroom Procedures and Fire Code Div. B PT 9 

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

April 15 - 17, 2020 Courtroom Procedures (Course #20 - 6 G) 

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department                     

Course Fee: $250.00 + hst 

April 20 - 24, 2020 NFPA 1021 FO I (Blended) (Course #20 - 10 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II or OFC NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

May 11 - 15, 2020 Fire Code Div. B PT 2 & 6 (Course #20 - 4 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department                     

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

May 25 - 29, 2020 NFPA 1041 Fire Inst 1 (Course #20 - 13 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department                     

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

June 1 - 5, 2020 NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator (Course #20 - 9 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     For Officers or fire fighters with five years' on the job experience 

Course Fee: $495.00 + hst 

June 15 - 19, 2020 NFPA 1031 I Fire Inspector (Course #20 - 6 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 472 or 1072 Hazardous Materials 

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

September 14 - 16, 2020 NFPA 1035 FLSE I (Course #20 - 6 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department                     

Course Fee: $250.00 + hst 

September 21 - 25, 2020 NFPA 1021 FO II (Blended) (Course #20 - 8 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1021 FO I 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

October 26 - 30, 2020 Fire Code Div. B PT 9 (Course #20 - 5 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     Fire Code Div. B PT 2 and 6  

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

November 16 - 18, 2020 Commercial Cooking Systems (Course #20 - 3 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department                     

Course Fee: $250.00 + hst 

November 30 - December 4, 2020 NFPA 1021 FO III (Course #20 - 5 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

 COURSE CALENDAR - 2021

January 11 - 15, 2021 Fire Code Div. B PT 4 (Course #21 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     Fire Code Div. B PT 2 and 6  

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

 

February 8 - 11, 2021 NFPA 1035 FLSE II (Course #21 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1035 FLSE I

Course Fee: $300.00 + hst 

February 12, 2021 NFPA 1035 PIO (Course #21 - 3 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department                     

Course Fee: $60.00 + hst 

February 22 - 26, 2021 NFPA 1021 FO IV (Blended) (Course #21 - 3 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     NFPA 1021 FO III 

Course Fee: $375.00 + hst 

March 8 - 11, 2021 Fire Code Div. B PT 3 & 5 (Course #21 - 1 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

                     Fire Code Div. B PT 2 and 6  

Course Fee: $350.00 + hst 

March 22 - 26, 2021 NFPA 1031 II Fire Inspector (Course #21 - 2 G)

Prerequisites: Member of Ontario municipal fire department

NFPA 472 or 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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