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Overview

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Recognized by the Canadian Fire Safety Association, this program will interest a wide range of participants from the building and fire industry who are involved with design, construction, safety, and security.

Aspects of life safety, fire science theory and principles are covered in relation to home, commerce and industry.

Career Opportunities

For the individual who is interested in a career change to fire prevention with a municipal fire department, the Fire Safety certificate provides the information required to write the knowledge-specific entrance test used by most fire departments. This certificate also provides individuals, who are currently employed and find that fire safety is part of their job, the opportunity to enhance their fire knowledge.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

Core Courses (7)

FSF901
Fire Safety Basics I
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This course covers the basics of fire science based on its chemical and physical properties. Topics include introduction to fire codes and standards, properties of and protection from hazardous and combustible materials, life safety, containment and compartmentation as related to building construction and extinguishing methods, limitations and effects on various combustibles.




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CFE100
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
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Corequisite(s):

Fire Safety Basics I (FSF901)

The Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) Certification program is intended to increase the professional knowledge and improve the analytical skills of those persons who engage in the investigation and analyses of fire and explosion incidents.

Note: this course includes a practical on June 10th - June 11th, 2017.




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FSB911
Fire and Life Safety Planning
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Corequisite(s):

FSF901

This course provides an understanding of the implications of emergency planning for fire and life safety. The provisions for emergency planning and fire safety planning as stipulated in the Ontario Fire Code are used as the basis of study. Other relevant Codes and Standards and all available official guidelines on this topic are explored. The students have hands-on experience in the preparation and presentation of a comprehensive fire safety plan tailor-made for a particular occupancy.




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FSF490
Introduction to Fire Protection Systems
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This course is an introduction to fire protection systems; fire alarms, sprinklers and special extinguishing systems.




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FSF907
Inspections and Legal Procedures
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Corequisite(s):

FSF901 (Fire Safety Basics I)

Conducting effective regular and specialized fire inspections is an integral part of the job of a fire prevention professional. This course focuses on the legal framework of fire safety inspections and real-life application of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the Ontario Fire Code. Students examine fire safety inspection cases from start to finish including legal actions taken under the Provincial Offences Act.




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FSF918
Public Education
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Corequisite(s):

FSF901

Conducting effective public fire and life safety education is an integral part of the job of a fire safety professional. This course focuses on the management and delivery of public fire and life safety education programs both in the public and private sectors. Topics include basic learning theories, community-based programme development cycle, train-the-trainer, public relations, partnerships and high risk groups.




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FSF920
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4
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Corequisite(s):

FSF901

This course is designed to explore the fire and life safety measures involving the handling, storage, process, transfer and use of flammable and combustible liquids as per Part 4 of the Ontario Fire Code.




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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the chemical and physical properties of fire
  • Apply knowledge of provincial fire codes and standards
  • Apply knowledge of building construction, hazardous and combustible materials and extinguishing methods to fire protection, containment and compartmentation
  • Describe the emergency planning requirements for fire and life safety as stipulated in the Ontario Fire Code
  • Prepare and present a comprehensive fire safety plan for a particular occupancy
  • Discuss the legal framework in which fire inspections are conducted
  • Analyze a safety inspection case and the application of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, the Ontario Fire Code and the Provincial Offences Act to it
  • Identify proper handling, storage, process, transfer and use of flammable and combustible liquids as per Part 4 of the Ontario Fire Code for fire and life safety
  • Discuss the role of public fire and life safety education in the public and private sectors
  • Describe the main components and contribution to fire safety of fire protection systems
  • Assist in the analysis of a fire or explosion incident

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Residency Requirements

A Faculty of Seneca College may recommended a student for a certificate, diploma or degree only after the student has earned a minimum of twenty-five percent of the credit for that program at Seneca.

Program Contacts

Contact us via this form or using the phone number(s) below it.





Jacqueline Bar
Program Assistant

416-491-5050 ext.22635


Karen Skeaff
Academic Program Manager

416-491-5050 ext.26626