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Forest Firefighter Training Being Offered In Ontario

Several different businesses and college throughout Northeastern Ontario are offering forest firefighter training.

Across Northern Ontario dozens of forest fires still burn, with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry last updating 21 are out of control and 26 are being observed.

With this ongoing, hundreds of firefighters from across Canada, the United States and Mexico are assisting the cause, and there is a way to join.

There are multiple credible agencies where you can train to become a firefighter by achieving the SP100 course.

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The course, which is roughly 40 hours in length, is offered closest to the Highway 11 corridor in New Liskeard at Fire 1 says Co-Owner Charles Ingleton.

Three colleges also offer the service; Algonquin, College Boreal in Sudbury and Sault College offer the course on campus.

Overall, four businesses offer the course; Fire 1, Outland Reforestation in Thunder Bay, Specialty Services Agency in Dryden and Wildfire Specialists Inc. in Hanmer.

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