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Fire Academy

Students who have expressed an interest in fire fighting as a career may have little knowledge of the skills and training required. The Secondary School Fire Academy will allow the students to learn about, and practice some of the skills and training fire fighters must undertake. Students meet weekly with Auxillary Firefighters and full time Firefighters throughout the school year. In addition, the students will learn information that will enhance their current skills and knowledge, particularly in physical training, teamwork and mechanical aptitude.

Criteria for applicants

  • Current Grade 11 or 12 students in Abbotsford School system.
  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Minimum C+ grade average.
  • Good homework ethic.
  • Reference from a teacher or the school.
  • Physically and medically fit (doctor’s certificate may be required).
  • Parental permission and waiver completed.
  • If the student has a driver’s license, it must have no more than 6.0 points.
  • No criminal record.
  • Interest in fire fighting as a career choice

Please contact your school Career Facilitator for more details.