Medical Assessment

Medical Assessment

Firefighter Services of Ontario vision and hearing standards follow the recommendations of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These standards have been approved as the American National Standard since July 18, 2003. There is no comparable standard for Canada. Some fire departments in Canada set their own medical standards, which may be different. We will test to the NFPA standard as stated below UNLESS specifically requested to test to another standard by a specific fire department.

In these cases you will receive two certificates: the Firefighter Services of Ontario certificate and the one for the specific fire department that you are applying to on the test date. You may use the Firefighter Services of Ontario certificate for any application to a fire department that uses the NFPA standard for 1 year from the date of issue. If you apply to a fire department that sets another standard, you will have to be retested to their standard to obtain their specific certificate.