Please note that these courses are for all nations however they are limited to one applicant per Nation. You must register in YOUR TREATY, you will not be accepted in another treaty.
will make a commitment to my academic success and myself:
To attend class:
I understand the importance of attending classes regularly, being on time and staying engaged until the end of class.
I understand that I must attend the required class time specified by TSAG.
I commit to actively participate in class as this is very important to my learning experience and to my classmates.
As part of this commitment I understand that I must respect others and their time and will avoid distractions during my class time or other disruptive behaviors. This includes, but not limited to, cell phones, iPads, gaming devices, etc.
I will actively use and check my personal email account provided to TSAG with my registration and Moodle account regularly to communicate with course personnel.
To prepare for class and study:
I will ensure that I am prepared with all study materials and study independently to get ready for each class as required for the class.
I will complete all assignments on time, demonstrate organization, time management, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.
I also understand that my classes may require several hours of independent studying per week and I will commit to completing that independent studying required.
To be successful:
I will go to the instructor with any questions or concerns about the class to ensure my success in class, and I will follow TSAG policy.
I will use other course resources, such as Tutoring, other classmates, and Learning Resources identified in the course to support my studies.
I understand that plagiarism and cheating are unethical and will submit work that is properly documented and solely mine.
I want to be proud of the work I do and the course certification I earn.
To be positive:
I understand that I will be in a professional environment where the course rigor may challenge me; I will remain positive and understand that this is a necessary part of learning.
I commit to strive to embrace any difficulty with optimism.
I understand that I can only succeed through hard work and will take the initiative in my education. Because I want to succeed in this program, I will apply the above commitment as the support to my success. I understand that the ultimate responsibility for succeeding is in my control. I 100% commit!
The purpose of a code of ethics is to establish criteria that encourages fire service personnel to promote a culture of ethical integrity and high standards of professionalism in our field. The broad scope of the recommended Code of Ethics is intended to mitigate and negate situation than may result in embarrassment and waning of public support for what has historically been a very highly respected profession.
Ethics comes from the Greek work ethos, meaning character. Character is not necessarily defined by how a person behaves when conditions are optimal and life is good. It is easy to take the high road when the path is paved and obstacles are few or non-existent. Character is also defined by decisions made under pressure, when no one is looking, when the road contains land mines, and the way is obscured. As members of the Fire Service, we share a responsibility to project an ethical character of professionalism, integrity, compassion, loyalty and honesty in all that we do, all of the time.
We need to accept this ethics challenge and be truly willing to maintain a culture that is consistent with the expectations outlined in this document. By doing so, we can create a legacy that validates and sustains the distinguished Fire Service Institution, and at the same time ensure that we leave the Fire Service in better condition than when we arrived.
Each member’s conduct must be ethical and beyond reproach in order to maintain, the high level of public confidence and trust placed within our department.
Each member understands that they have the responsibility to conduct myself in a manner that reflects proper ethical behavior and integrity. Members must carry out their dutiesimpartially, fairly, and honestly and to conduct themselves in a manner that their conduct will bear the scrutiny; and to avoid not only actual impropriety, but also the potential or appearance of impropriety. In doing so, I will help foster a continuing positive public perception of the Fire Service.
Therefore, I as a Firefighter will:
o Always conduct myself, on and off duty, in a manner that reflects positively on my department, the Fire Service and myself in general.
o Accept responsibility for my actions and for the consequence of my actions.
o Support the concept of fairness and the value of diverse thoughts and opinions.
o Avoid situations that would adversely affect the credibility or public perception of the Fire Service Profession.
o Be truthful and honest at all times and report instances of cheating or other dishonest acts that compromise the integrity of the Fire Service.
o Conduct my personal affairs in a manner that does not improperly influence the performance of my duties, or bring discredit to my organization.
o Be respectful and conscious of each member’s safety and welfare.
o Recognize that I serve in a position of public trust that requires stewardship in the honest and efficient use of publicly owned resources, including uniforms, facilities, vehicles and equipment and that these are protected from misuse and theft.
o Exercise professionalism, competence, respect and loyalty in the performance of my duties and use information, confidential or otherwise, gained by virtue of my position, only to benefit those I am entrusted to serve.
o Avoid financial investments, outside employment, outside business interests or activities that conflict with or are enhanced by my official position or have the potential to create the perception of impropriety.
o Never propose or accept personal rewards, special privileges, benefits, advancement, honors or gifts that may create a conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof.
o Never engage in activities involving alcohol or other substance use or abuse that can impair my mental state or the performance of my duties and compromise safety.
o Never discriminate against the public on the basis of race, religion, colour, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual preference, medical condition, or handicap.
o Never harass, intimidate, or threaten fellow members of the service or the public and stop or report the actions of other firefighters who engage in such behaviors.
o Responsibly use social networking, electronic communications, or other media technology opportunities in a manner that does not discredit, dishonor, or embarrass this organization, the Fire Service, and the public. I also understand that failure to resolve or report inappropriate use of this media equates to condoning this behavior.
Below is to be filled out by the Firefighter in Training: