Fire Safety - 853

Mohawk College Certificate
Security officer carrying out lection about fire action procedures

This program is open to anyone interested in fire prevention and safety. It should especially interest individuals involved in building construction, building maintenance, inspectors, fire prevention officers, insurance adjusters, and anyone with responsibility for fire safety in commercial or industrial institutions.

Courses are delivered by fire safety professionals including Fire Prevention Officers from local Fire Departments and experts working in the fire alarm and sprinkler testing and maintenance industry.


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Continuing Education Technology
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course. 

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This course starts with the basics of fire in terms of chemistry and physics. The behavior of fire is examined and the methods of extinguishment are also looked at. Fire protection and life safety are examined in all types of structures through the interpretation and use of relevant codes such as the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code.
Equivalents: SAFE10071 or SAFEOH303
Course description: Participants study basic principles of initiating and indicating devices including circuitry and the application of these principles relating to codes, design and installation.
Course description: Explore various industrial hazards with emphasis on chemical plants, flammable operations and ovens, computers warehousing and textiles.
Course description: Interpret and utilize the various codes and standards applicable to sprinkler system design, installation and maintenance requirements. Understand the history, types, terminology, design applications, and effectiveness of automatic sprinkler systems.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: SAFEFT104 and SAFEFT105
Course description: Study the application and enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and develop skills for conducting comprehensive fire safety inspections in a variety of occupancies.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: SAFE10050