Firefighters protect the public from the dangers of fire and other hazards by controlling and putting out fires. They also provide pre-hospital care after rescuing people, respond to dangerous goods incidents, maintain equipment, practice fire prevention and provide emergency paramedical services. (alis) They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments and by large industrial establishments that have internal firefighting services (National Occupational Classification).
Forest firefighters use a variety of tactics to suppress, control and prevent forest fires. They might also be involved in first aid, wildland rescue operations, natural resource management and maintenance. Forest fire fighters work for logging companies, contractors, and the government. (ECO Canada)
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The University of Manitoba does not offer firefighter training. The University of Manitoba does provide Fire Paramedic Service Assessments. Please view the links below for more information about training and employment. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
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Date modified: December 9, 2020