Through a court decision concerning the Lake Wabamun incident and conviction under the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, for the failure of a company to take all reasonable measures to confine the effects of a release of a hazardous substance, funding for the development of training for paid on-call/volunteer fire fighters was made available. NAIT was called upon to develop and deliver three levels of Incident Command System (ICS) training in an eLearning environment with $70,875 in funding to be used for scholarships for the firefighters.
NAIT has developed 100, 200 and 300 level ICS courses which fully comply with the recent new standards and curriculum approved by Alberta Emergency Management Agency and ICS Canada. The ICS100 and ICS200 courses are delivered through the Internet, enabling a completely flexible study schedule for the student. The ICS300 course is provided at selected locations in coordination with the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association and municipal fire departments. An ICS Canada certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a course.
Paid on-call/ volunteer firefighters who are Alberta residents are eligible for the training scholarship and invited to register for the courses. Tuition is covered under the ICS Training Scholarship project. Please complete and submit this registration form: ICS Enrolment
The courses are open to others who have a need to acquire ICS training and certification; go to Program Details on the left hand side to register. A tuition fee will be applied.
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