The Fire Service Technology program is designed to develop and upgrade the firefighting skills and knowledge of volunteer and paid firefighters through high-quality training and educational programs.

The FST courses meet most fire agencies' minimum qualifications for employment in the region and are offered on and off campus through collaborative agreements with local fire departments. Instructors from local fire departments also help instruct in the program.

The program will provide the students with exceptional classroom instruction and hands-on training assuring students master the skills necessary for the fire service.

The curriculum is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) requirements, and the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services High Education Model (FESHE).

Job Outlook

The employment prospects within the fire service field are exceptionally promising. Currently, there exists an unprecedented gap in the availability of skilled fire service professionals. By enrolling in the Fire Service Technology program, graduates will acquire the essential knowledge competencies and aptitudes necessary to secure a position within the fire service. These roles offer not only a competitive salary but also encompass benefits and retirement packages that surpass those accessible in many other industries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamental skills and knowledge in Firefighter I and II
  • Understanding of building construction
  • Hazardous materials awareness and operations
  • Wildland firefighting
  • Apparatus driver operator
  • Fire investigation and prevention
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Firefighter rescue techniques

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