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Volunteer firefighter training goes online in New Brunswick

February 16, 2022
By FFIC Staff

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Feb. 16, Fredericton – Virtual courses are now available to improve access to training for volunteer firefighters in New Brunswick.

For the first time, online learning is being offered in combination with in-person practical sessions, giving candidates better access to fulfilling the requirements to become a volunteer firefighter.

To become a certified firefighter in New Brunswick, volunteers must undergo more than 150 hours of training.

New Brunswick’s nearly 5,000 volunteer firefighters protect more than 90 per cent of the province’s area. They answered more than 20,000 calls in 2021, ranging from house fires and motor vehicle accidents, to wildfires and medical assistance.

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Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter should contact their local fire department.