SP-100 Forest Firefighter Certification

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In order to obtain a Fire Fighter position, you must obtain SP-100 training from an MNR (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources) accredited SP100 Forest Fire Training Agency. Specialty Services Agency has been an accredited MNR Training Agency for twenty seven years.

MNR's projected hiring dates for new fire fighters is between the end of April and the first part of May in the West Region. You are urged to submit your applications for employment to the MNR as soon as possible. In addition the two (2) Contract Fire Crew Companies must have their rosters filled by May 15th.

The SP100 Course Content is as follows:

SP100 Course Content
Helicopter Operations Water Bombing Operations Fire Behaviour
Compass Hand Tools Safety Around Chainsaw Operations
Power Pump Set-Up Tent and Camp Equipment Set-Up Mop Up Principles
Fire Line Patrol and Observations 40% of the material is classroom and 60% is practical field work


You must arrive with CSA approved safety toed boots to start the course in addition to appropriate clothing for class and field exercises based on the current weather conditions, i.e., rain suit and warm jacket. Specialty Services Agency will issue you the balance of the protective equipment at the start of the course. Instructors and students must wear this safety equipment on all field exercises. The training to use this equipment consistently is a critical component of the course and fireline safety in the future.

Please download the Application Form to apply.

Mail completed application form & payment to
Specialty Services Agency
Site 124 Box 32, RR 4
Dryden, ON P8N 0A2

Whether you are a Corporate Client, First Nation Community or you just want more information, please contact Murray Macquarrie.

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