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For the student interested in firefighting and other emergency service careers. The program introduces students to structural and wildland firefighting and the emergency medical system. The program utilizes state of the art equipment and facilities including an onsite training tower and fire engine. The program develops the required teamwork, leadership, mental and physical skills to be a success in the fire service. Students have the opportunity to earn fire service certifications and college credit. Students are well prepared for additional training at the post secondary level.

Select students may apply for the second year program where they may qualify to be condtional volunteers and attend the Volunteer Structure Academy.

Career Opportunities

  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Forest service firefighter
  • Smoke jumper
  • Bureau of Land Management firefighter
  • Volunteer firefighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Certification Opportunities: Wildland firefighting certifications, Advanced First Aid, IFSC FF1 (Volunteer Structure Academy)

Pre-requisites: Junior/senior standing. Returning students must have a B or better their first year and instructor approval

Sessions offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. PM Session is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Length of program: 1 year (limited 2nd year program)

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or 2, 0.5 Science, 1.0 Fitness

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: 15 college credits 


Nathen Allington

Fire Fighting