Self Contained Breathing Apparatus – SCBA

This course is available in both an instructor-monitored format and ONLINE format. For the ONLINE format select:
• Self Contained Breathing Apparatus – Alberta
• Self Contained Breathing Apparatus – British Columbia

Note:  This course has a practical component. You can call us at 780-469-4887 to book your practical evaluation and skills assessment.

Program Intent

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic skills necessary to use Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (S.C.B.A.). Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate that is valid for 3 years.

Who Should Attend?

Persons who presently work or plan to work in an area were S.C.B.A. is required. Designated first responders who are required to enter dangerous atmospheres during a rescue or during fire suppression.

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Physiology
  • Limitations
  • Hazardous Environments
  • Emergency Procedures for Loss of Air
  • S.C.B.A. Components
  • Pre-use Inspections
  • Maintenance & Operation of SCBA
  • Donning Breathing Apparatus
  • Doffing Breathing Apparatus

Certificate of Responsibility and Physical Fitness

Course participation can be physically demanding and may involve risks incidental to the function of such training. By registration and signing our waiver, the attendee and/or their sponsor assume all such risk and responsibility for participation in the programs and have the physical ability to participate. Any existing and/or previous medical problems, or those that may arise as a result of physical activity, must be brought to the instructor’s attention before the commencement of the program. This course may require the student to wear breathing apparatus. Wearing self-contained breathing apparatus can be physically demanding. If you have any underlying medical conditions, please let your instructor know as soon as possible if there might be any complications in wearing S.C.B.A. and participating in the course

Course Duration: Approximately 4 hours (larger classes may result in more time required)
Note: Smaller class sizes may result in the student taking the theory in our computer lab with the instructor present to monitor and assist the student.  Practical components will be taught in-person with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.