Fire and emergency training slated for Gander
Local emergency responders and town officials are being encouraged by take part in courses being offered later this month in Gander at the fall training school hosted by Fire and Emergency Services.
The school will run from Oct. 2026.
“This training school offers a great opportunity … to learn the best possible ways to manage an emergency situation,” said Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services.
The training school is offered at no cost to officials and volunteers in communities throughout the province and is open to members of municipal councils, fire departments, public works, maintenance personnel and emergency response organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations. More than 40 courses offerings are available, including pump operations, exercise design, and basic emergency management.
In addition to the training school, basic firefighting courses will be held concurrently in Glenwood and Meadows to maximize the educational opportunity for fire departments throughout the province.
“Since first introduced in 2008, these training schools continue to strengthen the level of emergency response throughout our communities and I am pleased to see our partners and firefighters taking responsibility for their own safety and leading by example,” added O’Brien.
In addition to training, FES-NL will also conduct certification testing in a number of program areas which are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. Firefighters who are successful in their testing will receive certification which is recognized internationally.
The provincial government is again offering a 50/50 cost-share arrangement for participants to assist in covering the expense of travel and accommodations during the educational sessions.
For more, visit www.gov.nl.ca/fes