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Grimsby Regional Training Centre

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

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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. 

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

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.

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.

Student parking is available on-site for all courses.

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

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 and refreshments are not provided, students will be given time for a lunch break at the Instructors discretion. 

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 - 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service

Cost

  • $180.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • July 12, 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service
  • Intended for Officers or firefighters with a minimum of five years of work experience

Cost

  • $375.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • July 19, 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II 

Cost

  • $300.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • July 26, 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service
  • NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I

Cost

  • $300.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • August 30, 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Code Pt. 2&6
  • Fire Code Pt. 9
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness

Cost

  • $300.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • September 6, 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III 

Cost

  • $300.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • September 20, 2024

Prerequisite:

  • Must be a member of an Ontario Municipal Fire Service
  • NFPA 1-21 Fire Officer I

Cost

  • $180.00 + HST

Registration Deadline:

  • October 4, 2024

Contact Us

Fire Department
261 Ontario St
Grimsby, ON L3M 5J2
T.: 905-945-2113
F.: 905-945-3845
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