Ontario Fire College

Pump Operator

Company Officer 101


Legislation 101


Criminal Code

Highway Traffic Act

Occupational Health and Safety

NFPA 1001 Certifications

Firefighter Orientation and Safety

Fire Prevention and Public Education

Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems

Fire Department Communications

Firefighter Level 1 Update Program (2008)

Fire Behaviour

Fire Hose

Fire Control

Fire Industry Ventilation

Ground Ladders

Vehicle Extrication

Protection of Evidence of Fire Origin and Cause

Fire Streams

Water Supply

Firefighter PPE

Forcible Entry Into A Structure

Loss Control

Portable Fire Extinguishers

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Rescue and Extrication

Building Construction

NFPA 1021 Certifications

Assuming the Role of Company Officer

Incident Response Safety

Fire Department Structure

Fire Investigation

Fire and Life Safety Inspections

Legal Responsibilities and Liability

NFPA 1500 Certifications

Bloodborne Pathogens

HAZ-MAT Spill Prevention and Control

HAZ-MAT Transportation

Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness

Combustible & Flammable Liquids

Confined Space Entry

Compressed Gas Safety

CPR - Academic

Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal

Respiratory Protection

Personal Protective Equipment

Laboratory Safety

Welding Safety

Fire Industry Certifications

Incident Command  I-100

Fire Industry Driver Operator

Fire Prevention Safety

Fire Industry Introduction to Wildland Fire Behaviour

ESA - Electrical Safety

Incident Investigation

Disaster Preparedness

IMS 100, EM 125, and EM 131

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Certifications

Patient Assessment (Basic)

Patient Assessment (Advanced)

Medical, Ethical, and Legal Issues

Respiratory System A&P

Airway Management (Basic)

Airway Management (Advanced)

Geriatric Emergencies

Musculoskeletal Injuries (Advanced)

Common Infectious Pathogens

Operating an AED

Bleeding and Shock (Basic)

Bleeding and Shock (Advanced)

Burn Management (Advanced)

Pharmacology (Basic)

Pharmacology (Advanced)

Environmental Emergencies (Basic)

Environmental Emergencies (Advanced)

Allergies and Anaphylaxis (Basic)

Allergies and Anaphylaxis (Advanced)

Cardiac Emergencies (Basic)

Cardiac Emergencies (Advanced)

Obstetrical Emergencies (Advanced)

Respiratory Emergencies (Basic)

Respiratory Emergencies (Advanced)

Head and Face Injuries (Advanced Training Course)

Pediatric Emergencies (Advanced)

CNS Emergencies (Basic)

CNS Emergencies (Advanced)

Behavioural Emergencies (Basic)

Behavioural Emergencies (Advanced)

Altered Mental Status (Advanced)

Patients with Special Challenges

Thoracic Emergencies (Advanced)

Infectious Disease Control

Non-Traumatic Abdominal Injuries

Health and Wellness

Poisoning and Overdose

Back Injury Prevention

Managing Multiple Casualty Incidents

Communication and Documentation

Diet and Nutrition

Neonatology (Advanced)

Related and Complimentary Certifications

B, C, D, E, F, G Driver's Licence with the Z endorsment

Medical Defibrillator Authorization

Emergency Oxygen Therapy

Crisis Prevention (CPI) Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Critical Incident Stress Management — Group Crisis Intervention

Critical Incident Management Instructor (SAR)

Marine Radio Operator's Licence

Coast Guard Boating Licence


ACUC Instructor Trainer Evaluator (ITE)

CMAS 3 Star Instructor


Sidemount ITE

DAN/ACUC Oxygen Instructor

HSFO FA/CPR Instructor

WHMIS Certification (Advanced)

Sexual Harassment Awareness

Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal

Ladders and Scaffolding

Fall Protection

Machine Guarding

General Construction Safety

Hand and Power Tool Safety

Advanced Instructor (First Aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen Therapy, WHMIS)

Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Specialty Scuba Instructor Trainer Evaluator Ratings

Ice & Water Rescue

Wreck Penetration

Basic Rescue

Advanced Rescue

Search and Recovery

RLSS Scuba Lifesaving

Underwater Photography

Equipment Specialty

River Diver



Other Certifications

Compressed Gas Association (CGA) SCBA and SCUBA Cylinder Inspector

Sunto Diving Computer Technician

Dacor Regulator Technician

Mares Regulator Technician

Carded member of The Coaching Association of Canada (Level III)

Sherwood Regulator Technician

SeaQuest Buoyancy Compensator Technician

Drysuit Repair Technician

Leadership Member of Participaction

Member National Speleological Society

Stihl Power Equipment Small Engine Technician

Queen’s University: Ontario Teacher’s Certificate (specialties in Design and Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Construction Technology, Co-operative Education Parts I and II, Communications Technology)


Dual Citizenship: Canada and Great Britain

Security Clearance

RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance


Mr. Ferguson has written several specialty manuals having content related to the emergency services.

      RESCUE: A Complete Manual of Advanced Dive Search and Rescue Operations (ISBN 0-9681894-2-3), over 500 pages

      Emergency Diving First Aid

      Ice Diving (ISBN 0-9681894-1-5)

      Wreck Diving (ISBN 0-9681894-0-7)

      Basic Diving Manual, 300 pages (to date)

Additionally, Mr. Ferguson wrote curriculum in the summer of 2009 for a new Ministry of Education program that he has been teaching since September 2009 called Emergency Preparedness. This program will provide the foundations of Emergency Services to high school students and allow them to receive a number of industry certifications, including First Aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen Administration, and IMS 100.

Mr. Ferguson has also created the content and format for several web sites.