In partnership with the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia through the Provincial Insurance levy, the following select courses are being offered to volunteer firefighters at no charge to you or your department. NSFS is scheduling for in person classes (and select online also available) for 2024. Please contact the School at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your training today! Individuals may also check our online calendar and this site for upcoming online courses.
NEWLY ADDED: 3031 - COMMERCIAL AND HEAVY VEHICLE EXTRICATION
UPDATED: 4040 - INICIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM 100/200
Online courses are delivered live by our instructors using Google Meet or Zoom with Google Classroom for assignments. Classes are delivered over several 3 hour sessions and students must attend all sessions and complete assignments to complete the course and receive a certificate.
An application form must be filled out for each student attending either a regular course or classes through the MBU.
Forms must be submitted to NSFS thirty (30) days prior to the start date of the course.
IMPORTANT!!! Cancellations must be submitted to NSFS prior to fourteen (14) days of the course start date (preferably in writing) - unexcused absences will still be charged in full for course and accommodations if applicable.
INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
All students under the age of 18 require a legal guardian's consent and a department chaperone.
Please submit the Parental Permission Registration Form for Junior Firefighters found below along with the Course Application.
If you have any questions regarding filling out this form, please contact NSFS.
Fillable form below to be sent to NSFS by fax 1-902-860-0255 or by email email@example.com
3015 Live Fire Refresher
3101 Ice Rescue Operations
3108 Swift Water Rescue
3034 Vehicle Extrication - Hydraulics
4011 Fire & Life Safety Educator II
5001 Basic SCBA
5022 Industrial Interior Structural Firefighting
All students must check their email regularly (including junk mail and spam folders) for correspondence from the NSFS on course dates. All confirmations of registration and directions will come via email. If you have checked your email and have not received anything 3 business days prior to course start, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Instructions will be emailed to you)
*Any student who possesses a valid excuse about lack of completed assignements must make arrangements with their course Instructors.
(Class schedules vary in length and frequency)
*Nova Scotia Volunteer Fire Departments may be billed full course fees and textbook costs if a member of their department fails to attend a course without being excused.
Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable Internet connection and Web access for the duration of your course. Students can access their account using WiFi , however, high speed is recommended for the ideal learning experience. Most 56K dial-up connections and cable or DLS connections will work, but they may be very slow
MAC or PC
A Macintosh or PC system with these minimum requirements:
PC: Pentium III 600 MHz processor or faster, 256 MB RAM or greater (512 MB or greater recommended), Windows XP/ Vista/ Win7 or newer.
MAC: Intel X86 based processor, 512 MB RAM or greater (1GB recommended), Mac OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
A graphical browser such as Internet Explorer (version 9.0 or higher) a recent Mozilla Firefox) of Google Chrome is required. In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Web browser programs.
Students will require an Email account to register for any NSFS program; this will be the Email account used to contact online learners.