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 Fire Systems, Fire Hydrants, Rescue Training, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Pumps, Firefighting Foam - Red Deer, Alberta

Train as if your life depends on it.
... someday it might!

Gone are the days of calling 911


Never before has training been more important than it is today.  When an emergency takes place on your site - how will your people react?  New legislation requires that you have a emergency response plan and people in place that can safely execute that plan.  Is your site ready?  

We have certified instructors with decades of experience that can help prepare your teams.    Don't see exactly what you're looking for?  We can custom build courses around your needs as well as your workplace - having your people train to the "high risks" on your actual site provides invaluable experience in an actual emergency.


Courses We Offer

Confined Space Rescue

This 16 hour course is intended for individuals that will be employed as rescue personnel in a confined space capacity. Personnel are trained in not only the hazards and entry requirements of confined spaces, but will also acquire the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively coordinate, perform, and supervise a technical confined space rescue incident. The student will acquire skills and knowledge of ropes and knots, respiratory and communication systems, hazard recognition and appropriate control measures, patient packaging, atmospheric monitoring, advanced concepts in incident command, rescue strategies and tactics, rope based rescue systems, site management, team leadership, equipment and resource management, information gathering and utilization, advanced rescue techniques, technical rescue pre-planning and rescue scene management. The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Identify types and classes of confined spaces

  • Understand local safe work regulations in regards to confined spaces

  • Utilize hazard recognition and mitigation techniques

  • Utilize the incident command system and basic emergency scene management

  • Choose appropriate ventilation types and techniques

  • Choose and operate personal protective equipment

  • Use atmospheric monitoring equipment

  • Use supplied air respirators and/or self contained breathing apparatus

  • Rig basic mechanical advantage systems for raising and lowering

  • Understand tripod rigging and use

  • Utilize rescue ropes and tie applicable knots

  • Patient packaging


Technical Rope Rescue 1

This 8 hour course focuses on basic rope fundamentals. The intention is to build confidence in each rescuer by expanding technical knowledge pertaining to high and low angle scenarios. This course was designed as an entry level course for those wishing to pursue careers in the fire service, military, search and rescue, police, or rope access. Technical Rope Rescue Level 1 will be a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to take Technical Rope Rescue Level 2. The following topics will be covered:

  • Inspection and Maintenance

  • Equipment Selection

  • Knots and Anchors

  • Mechanical Advantage Systems

  • Lowering Systems

  • Rappelling

  • System Safety Factors

Technical Rope Rescue 2

This 16 hour course focuses on the development of individual rescuers as well as rescue teams. The entire program will be scenario based with heavy emphasis on intense practical evolutions drawn from real life rescue situations.  This program was designed for a rescuer that is looking to expand current knowledge or possibly to re-evaluate a certain skill set. Technical Rope Rescue Level 1 will be a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to take Technical Rope Rescue Level 2. The following topics will be covered:

  • Raising and Lowering System

  • Knot passing through rappels

  • Patient Packaging

  • Casualty Pick Offs

  • Stretcher Evacuations

  • Equipment Analysis


Fall Rescue for Rig & Tower Work

This 8 hour course is designed to introduce workers to the basic rescue needs pertaining to Provincial Legislation. Classroom discussions and lectures will be followed up with in-depth scenarios specific to the client’s needs including but not limited to wind turbines, radio communication towers, water towers, and oil/gas. The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Fall Rescue Operations

  • Site assessment and Workplace Inspection

  • Casualty Assessment and Medical Considerations

  • Rescue Principles

  • Rescue Team Roles

  • Equipment Needed for Rescue and Work

  • Post-Incident Activities

  • Work positioning

  • Anchorage connection

  • Transfer Between Fall Protection Systems 100% Tie Off


Introduction to Fire & Life Safety

Each course can be completed in a 4, or 8 hour session depending on a client’s needs


This is an introductory course involving key areas for training and education in Fire and Life Safety practices. Course topics will include the fire combustion process, different classes of fire, fire behavior in different occupancy types, fire prevention awareness and fire extinguisher training.

  • History of Fire and Basic Fire Science

  • Fire Chemistry, Molecular Structure of Fire, Chemical Properties and Chemical Reactions

  • Combustion Process’, Fire Tetrahedron, Fire Classifications, Heat Measurement and Transfer

  • Flameover, Flashover, Rollover, Backdraft and Ventilation Flow Paths for Fire in Commercial/Industrial Occupancies

  • Extinguishing Agents and Theory, Water and Foam Applications, Special Extinguishment Systems

  • Fire Safety Plans, Building Classifications, Local Fire Dept Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Fire Safety Best Practices and Emergency Response

  • Building Construction and Sprinkler Systems for Commercial and Industrial

  • Fire Behavior in Industrial, Commercial and High Hazard Occupancies

  • Commercial and Industrial Building Control and Ventilation Systems

  • Commercial, Industrial and High Rise Occupancy Detailed Fire Safety Awareness Training (Elevators, Standpipe and Hose Systems, Ventilation, Stack Effect, Mushrooming, Buoyancy and Smoke Stratification, Smoke Control Systems, Mag-Locked Egress Doors, Dealing with Security)


Fire Extinguisher Training

The course below can be completed in a 4, or 8 hour session depending on client’s needs.


One of the most important responsibilities of everyone is the detection and prevention of fires. When appropriate, staff should be trained in the proper and safe use of fire extinguishers. This course of instruction is not designed to turn participants into firefighters, but rather equip them with the knowledge and skills to detect and extinguish a fire only when it is safe to do so. Topics include the identification of different extinguisher classes, proper selection and operation and general fire safety. This fire safety course is a minimum of four hours in duration.

  • Classifications of Fire

  • Fire Extinguisher Types

  • Fire Extinguisher Operation Training and Features

  • When to Use a Fire Extinguisher

  • Fire Extinguisher Selection Training and Evaluation

  • Fire Extinguisher Tips and Annual Testing, Maintenance Requirements

  • Fire Extinguisher Locations and Storage

  • Co-ordination and Fire Department Contact


High Rise Fire Safety

The course below can be completed in a 4, or 8 hour session depending on client’s needs.

This is an in-depth workplace specific Fire Safety course involving key areas for training and education specifically for the industrial or commercial high rise sector. Various training topics will include identification of key fire safety and building systems in relation to a high rise building, fire prevention planning, human behavior, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, smoke mitigation equipment for a high rise and dealing with various elevator, escalator and below grade emergencies.

  • Identification of Key Features in Commercial and High Rise Buildings

  • Pre-Incident Planning, Fire Safety Plans Review and Audit

  • Human Behavior and Expectations in an Industrial, Commercial or High Rise Emergency

  • Fire Alarm and Detection, Building Control Systems, Fire Suppression Systems for Industrial,
    Commercial and High Rise

  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Classifications, Hazards and Considerations

  • Fire Department Response and Co-ordination

  • Fire Control Panels, Alarm Types and Emergency Communication Equipment in Industry

  • Dealing with Elevator, Escalator and Machinery Entrapment

  • Medical Emergency Response Protocols in Commercial and Industrial Sectors


Critical Fire Safety Awareness (Ontario)

The course below can be completed in a 4, or 8 hour session depending on client’s needs.

Critical Fire Safety Awareness for Industrial or Commercial Occupancies

This is an in-depth workplace specific Fire Safety course involving key areas for training and education specifically for the industrial and commercial sector. Course topics will include important Ontario Fire Code review, Fire Hazard and Fire Prevention Planning for Industrial and Commercial Occupancies, Building Familiarization with Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Systems and Equipment, Fire Safety plan review and training on communication and coordination procedures with the local Fire Department. Fire Extinguisher training component is available in this course, as well.

  • 7 Principles of Fire and Life Safety

  • Fire Behavior and Methods of Extinguishment

  • Introduction to the Ontario Fire Code Review

  • Building Construction and Fire Hazard Identification for Industrial and Commercial Occupancies

  • Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Systems, Smoke Detectors and Fire Detection Equipment

  • Fire Department Notification Procedures, Response and Communication Systems

  • Fire Prevention Planning, Fire Plans Review, Fire Inspection and Prevention Training and Evaluation Training for Internal Fire Safety Inspections and Audits

  • Fire Extinguisher Training and Basics (PASS Method, Choosing Extinguishers Based on Fire Class)