Emergency Services Fundamentals

The two-semester EMSF program is designed for those interested in exploring post-secondary options in emergency services or preparing for a specific emergency services or health science diploma. Students will learn communications, mathematics, science, addictions and mental health, ethics, and other relevant topics to prepare them for a certificate or diploma program in a related field. Please note that admission to other programs is not guaranteed.

Start Date

September 2023

Program Length

Two semesters, Full-time


Fort Frances, Kenora


Ontario College Certificate
Durham College

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C/ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.


Tuition (Semester 1)

Tuition (Semester 2)


Malcolm Daley (Fort Frances)
(807) 271-2877

Rachel Sitar (Kenora)
(807) 407-1988

Nicole Robertson (Sioux Lookout)
(807) 737-2897

Your Future Career

Program graduates may go on to pursue programs including:

  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
  • Protection
  • Security and Investigation
  • 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications

Related Programs


PREP 1300 Preparing for Academic Success
COMM 1805 Communication Foundations - Justice and Emergency Services
ETHC 1307 EMSF Ethics
MATH 1314 Practical Mathematics for Emergency Services
BIOL 1700 Pre-Health Biology I
CHEM 1701 Pre-Health Chemistry I
FITS 1301 Fitness I
ADMH 1301 Addictions and Mental Health
LAWC 1301 Introduction to Law/Civics
LEAD 1400 Leadership
SENT 1301 Diversity and Inclusion for First Responders
FITS 2303 Fitness 2
PFP 102 Introduction to Psychology
SKILL 2300 EMSF Skills Certification
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