NFPA 1001 – Professional Firefighter Qualifications


Professional Firefighter training in Saskatchewan

Are you looking for a hot career in municipal or industrial firefighting in Saskatchewan? Then Parkland College can offer the training to kick start this career. Our 14-week program provides a comprehensive blend of theory and practical skills required for entry-level career positions.

Parkland College curriculum is provided in cooperation with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency. This training meets or exceeds National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements including more practice runs and hands-on activities.

Why Parkland College?

Our training meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications.

Certifications are awarded under the authority of the Province of Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency. Graduates of the program will be awarded IFSAC certifications in:

  • NFPA 1001 – Professional Firefighter Qualifications Level II (including Level I)
  • NFPA 1072 – Dangerous Goods – Awareness/Operations Levels
  • NFPA 1002 – Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator with Pump
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Due to the nature of the firefighter profession, additional screening criteria may apply prior to final acceptance in the program.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to the program start date.
  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 50% in: English A30 and English B30; Any grade 11 Science and one of Math Foundations 20, Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20.
  • English language requirement.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Medical suitability (assessment and questionnaire completed by a General Practitioner).
  • Non-refundable application fee: $150.00 (online only).

Important Notes:

  • You must exhibit physical strength and fitness consistent with the requirements of professional practice.
  • You will participate in training programs which may include swimming.
  • Completion of SGI written exam for air brakes

Tuition & Course Info

NFPA 1001 is widely endorsed as a necessary credential for new hires. If you are seeking a position as a career firefighter or want to gain knowledge and practice, this program can give you the competitive edge.

Location: Melville, SK
Dates: July 24 – October 27, 2023
Length: 14 weeks
Tuition: $10,750.00 (subject to change)
Materials: $475.00 (plus approximately $800 purchased by student for training)
Fees: $352.00 (subject to change)

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



The 14-week program includes a blend of theory and practical hands on training in the following areas:

First Aid/Air Brakes
Building Construction/Fire Behaviour
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus/Rescue
Hoses/Hose Lay/Water Systems
Ladders/Vents/Hoisting/Forcible Entry/Sprinklers
Driving NFPA – 1002/Fire Apparatus – Driver/Operator with Pump
Structural Live Runs/Flammable Liquids & Foam/Fire Apparatus
Industrial Liquids & Foam
Fire Alarms/Communication/NFPA 1072 Dangerous Goods Awareness/Public Education
Vehicle Extrication
NFPA 1072 Dangerous Goods Operations
Stars/PTSD/Resume Writing/Interviewing
Future Study Options

Future Study Options

Parkland College offers more options in this field that may supplement your skills and employability. These certificates and/or diplomas can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work. Qualified graduates may be able to apply some academic credits towards further study. For more information on training available in Saskatchewan please use the links below:

Career Opportunities

NFPA 1001 training provides the basic training required for many industrial safety positions, and the starting program for a full time firefighter career.

For full time positions, additional training will be required in the firefighting areas in addition to emergency medical training. Each full time municipal fire department has its own requirements to be considered for employment. Demand for this training at industrial sites is expected to expand as the province continues to grow.

Enhanced Training includes:

  • Air Brake Training
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skill Assessment
  • School Presentations on Fire Awareness



Last Updated: June 29, 2023