Safety Services


The Office of the Fire Marshal identifies the required courses and curriculum in support of the Nunavut Fire Training Strategy.  The MTO manages the budgets for these courses, communicates the information to the communities, registers the participants, and handles all course logistics.



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This 5 day course is designed to provide skills and teaching techniques for those who will be instructing firefighting courses. Enabling objectives include the role of the instructor, methods of instruction, lesson planning, objectives, learning environment, instructional techniques, and principles of learning. The primary focus is to allow candidates to effectively teach a firefighting class with pre-assigned curriculum.

This 4-day course is designed to provide skills and teaching techniques fro those who will be instructing fire fighting courses.  Enabling objectives include the role of the instructor, methods of instruction, lesson planning, objectives, learning environment, instructional techniques, and principles of learning.  The primary focus is to allow candidates to effectively teach a fire fighting class with pre-assigned curriculum.

The Nunavut Fire Training Strategy supports a comprehensive firefighting training program.  At the core of this program are the General Level firefighting courses.  These "entry" level training courses deal with safety and basic firefighting skills and are delivered in the communities at regular intervals.

Please contact your Fire Chief or an Active Fire Hall Member in your community if you are interested in General Level Firefighting training courses.

The first day of this 6 day course is about researching the life safety (could be fire/falls/burns/crashes) problems in their community. Students select a topic and spend the rest of the course creating a program (not just a course), with the intent to deliver to their community when they return home. 

They learn how to create a budget, find funding, create a course (or courses), instructor training, marketing, creating a community coalition, report writing, creating an evaluation instrument, follow-up documentation and much more. 

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to

  1. Manage instructional resources, staff, facilities and records
  2. Develop instructional materials for specific topics
  3. Conduct specialized and advanced classes using a lesson plan
  4. Develop a student evaluation instrument to support instruction and the evaluation of test results.

PREREQUISITE: Must possess the S101 Fire Service Instructor 1

This is an Officer Level Course.

The Fire Fighter Class 3 / Airbrakes course is designed to give Fire Fighters the ability to take the Nunavut Drivers Class 3a drivers exam and practical exam.

Prerequisites are:

  • Must be a current and active Fire Fighter
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers license
  • Must pass the Class 3 Drivers medical exam.

Students will have to submit copies of their registration forms, copy of their current valid drivers license and a copy of their medical to the MTO prior to being accepted on this course.

This 3 day course will be the NFPA 1031 course, which is designed to provide the skills necessary to deliver and co-ordinate Fire and Life Safety Education at various levels within a community.

This course offers an introduction to:effects of a hypothermic environment on the body

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This is an intense 5-day workshop that will require students to actively participate and attend all sessions.

Students will learn how to develop and implement a Fire Prevention strategy for their communities. They will have to develop and present a 45 minutes presentation to the group on Fire Prevention.

Registration deadline: February 29, 2016


Participants will develop knowledge and skills to conduct thorough fire inspections, make assessments and prepare recommendations to ensure the risk of fire in a building is minimized.

They will use applicable legislation, codes, standards and related data to make assessments and prepare recommendations.

Upon successful completion of this 8.5 day course: 8 days classroom instruction, and a 4 hour written exam, students will receive a joint NFPA/JIBC certificate bearing accreditation seals.

This course is accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard in compliance NFPA 1031.

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Once firefighters have acquired the skills in the General Level and Level 1 Fire Fighter training, they are invited to attend the Level 2 course. The 10-day course is structured for competency-based group instruction of Firefighter 2 information presented in the Essentials of Firefighting, Sixt Edition.  The intention of the General, Level 1 and Level 2 courses is to protect firefighters from undue risk while preventing and fighting fires in their communities. Turn out gear required.

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Are you  a Land Claim Beneficiary, an active member of your local fire department and in top physical shape? Do you want an opportunity to show it off and compete to be the best Fire Fighter in Nunavut? Then sign up for the Nunavut Fire Fighting Competition! This event will pit you against Fire Fighters from other Nunavut Communities and from this challenge a team of 6 will be selected to represent TEAM NUNAVUT at the annual Aboriginal Fire Fighters Competition.

This years national competition is in First Nations, New Brunswick from August 7-13, 2017.

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8 Day course;  Prerequisite: Must be an active member of a Fire Department within Nunavut. Must be the age 18 years of age, physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of a firefighter. Must have completed Firefighter Level 1 (Nunavut OFM). Must have a valid Class 3 Driver's LIcense with Air Brake Endorsement. Turn out gear required.

Students must have the basic knowledge on pump operations (have operated the pump), and have knowledge and have driven a fire truck.

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This course is the first level in the firefighting practices program. The 10-day course is structured for competency-based group instruction of Firefighter 1 information presented in the Essentials of Firefighting, Sixth Edition. It is designed to provide the skills necessary to effectively perform the functions of a firefighter and to upgrade and re-align those skills with the changing times. 

This is a 6 day course based on the IFSTA Fire Investigator Curriculum.  There will be a requirement for students to prepare two separate investigation reports.  If students have access to a laptop computer and a digital camera, these would definately be useful resourses.  Fire Investigation meets the requirements of NFPA 1033.

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This 10 day workshop is stuctured to enhance the ability of community Fire Officers in carrying out various administrative and leadership tasking within their own fire department. Fire Officers must possess certain requisite knowledge and skills to efficiently perform their job performance requirements.

Participants will also be taught the basics of Incident Command to secure and coordinate emergency sites within their communities.