Fire Service Communications
Students complete the APCO Fire Service Communications course, designed by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and delivered by a certified APCO trainer. This course provides an overview of fire service communications including organizational structure, fire behaviour, fire apparatus and terminology, computer-aided dispatch, hazardous materials and the National Incident Management System. This is a PASS or FAIL course. Upon successful completion, students will receive certification from APCO Institute. Successful completion means: 1) receiving a passing grade on class assignments; 2) meeting minimum attendance requirements as set out by APCO; and 3) achieving at least 80% on the final exam.