Sault Ste. Marie Regional Training Centre

The Sault Ste. Marie Regional Training Centre (SSMRTC) is a designated regional training centre and is an accredited satellite campus of the Ontario Fire College (OFC), offering National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) courses for Ontario Municipal Fire Services.
 
Location
 
Regional Emergency Response Centre (RESC)
65 Old Garden River Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4J5

Registration information

How to register for a course
 
Complete an application form online and send us your completed form. Your application must be received by the deadline indicated in each course description. 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 emails or faxes to Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services. Your fire department will be notified of your acceptance by email approximately one month prior to the start of the course.
 
Course Prerequisites
 
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

Registration Fees

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.
 
SSMRTC Fees
 
Course fee identified in the SSMRTC course calendar for each student accepted into a course is invoiced by the City of Sault Ste. Marie prior to the start of the course. Payment must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the online course start date.
 
Harmonized Sales Tax
 
Harmonized Sales Tax is charged on all courses. All course fees listed do not include the applicable HST.
 
Course cancellations
 
If you are cancelling
  • OFC approved courses are cancelled in accordance with the OFC Cancellation Policy.
  • SSMRTC cancellation received 2 weeks or less prior to the course start date may be charged the full course registration fee.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Anyone entering a City facility must be fully vaccinated (14 days after 2nd dose). Proof of vaccination will be required upon check in of course.

Accommodations

Our recommended accommodation list:

Algoma’s Water Tower Inn
watertowerinn.com
705-949-8111 or 888-461-7077

Fairfield by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie
Marriott.com/yamfi
705-253-7378 or 877-782-6584
 
Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre, an Ascend Collection Hotel
quattrossm.com
705-942-2500 or 1-800-563-7262

Parking

Student parking is available on-site for all courses.

Alcohol/Drugs/non prescription pharmaceutical

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

Smoking

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

All full-day courses will include refreshments and lunch, unless otherwise indicated. Meals are catered and students should take that into consideration for dietary restrictions

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this course listing, Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services has the right to modify any program, course, location, timetable, or fee without prior notice.
 
Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services reserves the right to cancel a course because of insufficient registrations or for other budgetary reasons. In the event the SSMRTC exercises such a right, the SSMRTC sole liability will be the refund of registration fees paid, if applicable, by the applicant.

COURSE CALENDAR - 2022

April 4-8, 2022 - NFPA 1021 FO I Blended-22-7 SSM

Prerequisites:
  • Member of Ontario municipal fire department
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II or NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II Recruit
  • Co-requisite: NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I (required for certification)
Course Fee:
  • $300 + HST
Online Course Start Date: February 21, 2022
 
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2022
 
May 9-13, 2022 - NFPA 1021 FO II Blended-22-7 SSM
 
Prerequisites:
  • Member of Ontario municipal fire department
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I
Course Fee:
  • $300 + HST
Online Course Start Date: March 28, 2022
Registration Deadline: February 21, 2022
 
June 6-10, 2022 - NFPA 1002 Pump OP Blended-22-13 SSM
 
Prerequisites:
  • Member of Ontario municipal fire department
  • Valid DZ Licence
  • Proof of a valid DZ Licence must be presented to the instructor at the commencement of the class. Students that fail to provide the proper documentation will not be eligible to attend the course.
Course Fee:
  • $400 + HST
Online Course Start Date: April 25, 2022
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2022
 
June 17-19, 2022 - NFPA 1521 ISO Blended-22-10 SSM
 
Prerequisites:
  • Member of Ontario municipal fire department
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I
Course Fee:
  • $180 + HST
Online Course Start Date: May 6, 2022
Registration Deadline: March 30, 2022

September 12-16 & 19-23, 2022 - NFPA 1072 HM Tech-22-3 SSM
 
Prerequisites:
  • Member of Ontario municipal fire department
  • NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Operations
  • NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Mission Specific 
Course Fee: 
  • $600 + HST 
Online Course Start Date: not applicable 
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2022 
 
November 18-20, 2022 - NFPA 1041 Instr I Blended-22-21 SSM
 
Prerequisites:
  • Member of Ontario municipal fire department 
Course Fee: 
  • $180 + HST 
Online Course Start Date: October 7, 2022 
Registration Deadline: September 5, 2022
 
Contact Us
 
Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services (Headquarters)
72 Tancred Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2W1
T: 705-949-3333
F: 705-949-2341
 
 

Contact Us

Phone
705-949-3333 (24 hours)

Email
fire@cityssm.on.ca
Email not monitored 24/7
For emergencies call 9-1-1


Fax
705-949-2341

TTY
1-877-606-6665

Location
72 Tancred Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 2W1

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