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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Firefighter Certificate

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Additional information available on the Fire Science Technology Department website.

The Basic Firefighter program is designed to provide the student with basic firefighting skills and knowledge to help prepare one for an entry-level position in the fire service. The courses will provide skills and knowledge in hazardous materials, firefighting, and the emergency services as a whole.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Basic Firefighter certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the various types of fires, prevention and extinguishment strategies, and personal protective equipment
  • Analyze and respond to hazardous materials incidents
  • Perform all critical physical tasks simulating actual job duties on the fireground
  • Prepare for fire department entry level testing process to include oral board interview skills

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