Firefighting program

Figherfighters work on ensuring the safety and security of communities by responding to emergencies and mitigating risks. The typical responsibilities of a firefighter include:

  • Conducting fire prevention inspections and implementing safety measures
  • Responding to emergency calls and extinguishing fires
  • Conducting search and rescue operations
  • Providing medical assistance and first aid to those in need
  • Participating in training exercises to maintain readiness and skills

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for firefighters is expected to grow by 6% from 2021 to 2031, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. This growth is driven by population increases and the need to replace retiring firefighters.

About The Program

Certificate courses are embeded in the Fire and Emergency Services Occupation Associates Degree that prepares students for entry level employment in the public safety areas of fire science and emergency medical services.

FFI Courses include:

  • FRSC 1020- Basic FF/ EMS Fundamentals
  • FRSC 1030- Basic Firefighter - Module 1
  • FRSC 1040- Basic Firefighter - Module 2
  • FRSC 1141- Hazardous Materials Operator

FFIi Courses Include:

  • FRSC 1050- Fire & Life Safety Educator 1
  • FRSC 1060- Fire Prev / Preparedness / Maint.
  • FRSC 1070- Intro to Technical Rescue
  • FRSC 1080- Fireground Operations
Contact Dr. Jennifer Wood, CEO SIMS & CTAE Director


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