KING CITY, Ontario, Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Centre for Emergency Response & Public Safety (CERPS) today announced the launch of their web-based training courses for Ontario Firefighters. In partnership with the Ontario Fire College (OFC), CERPS uses the latest distance-learning tools to bring selected courses from the OFC's Company Officer and Fire Prevention Officer training curriculum to the student.
"This new program directly supports the mandate given to the College to enhance workplace safety for fire service professionals" said Jay Patterson, President & CEO of CERPS Training Inc. "Fire Services that are distant from existing training resources will gain immediate access to the latest in OFC course content as well as the updated guidelines they need the most."
"The Ontario Fire College (OFC) is pleased to add this technology savvy partnership to its panoply of professional regional training centres in order to make Ontario safer" said Guy Degagné, Acting Manager of the OFC Academic Unit. "While maintaining quality training, this model will make training more accessible by reaching firefighters across all regions of the province".
CERPS is a centre for high quality on-line education with the specific mandate to serve the unique needs of Emergency Responders, initially within the Province of Ontario and ultimately across Canada. As a training partner of the Ontario Fire Service, we join a select group of registered training centres mandated to extend the reach, frequency and effectiveness of training and skill development for Firefighters.
CERPS has licensed e-learning technology from Stillwater Consulting Ltd., developers of the Fire Learning Management System or FLMS, developed for training in municipal fire departments across Canada.
CONTACT: Richard Brown Phone: (905) 867-4663Source:Centre for Emergency Response & Public Safety