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Fire Service Technology

AAS Degree option

The Fire Service Technology Program is designed to upgrade the skills and knowledge of volunteer and paid structural fire fighters in all phases of firefighting and can lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The intent of this program is to provide fire fighters with the latest technology needed to save lives and protect property in a safe and efficient manner. Participants must be members of paid or volunteer fire departments because specific activities in these courses require access to facilities and equipment located at fire departments.

Courses are delivered through local fire departments on demand when sufficient enrollment is secured. The course work listed (except general education requirements) for the Idaho State Fire Fighters certification is delivered through statewide fire departments.  All courses, except general education requirements are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

IFSAC Accredited FireFighter Certification

  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • FireFighter I
  • FireFighter II
  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Driver/Operator Pumper

The Idaho FireFighter Certification Program is a voluntary program.  There is no statutory requirement that firefighters become certified.  Students who complete IFSAC Accredited Fire Fighter Certification are eligible to transfer the certification to 41 states. The certification program establishes a way to judge the proficiency of firefighters and first responders, irrespective of their department affiliation and regardless of whether they are career or volunteer.

* Eastern Idaho Technical College is in the process of drafting and submitting its application for IFSAC Accreditation.  Once approved, we anticipate full IFSAC Accreditation by April 2015.

This certification meets the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) standards.

Program Costs

Completion of technical courses will require a portfolio of certifications to be evaluated by the Student Services Office at a cost of $10 per credit. General education courses will cost the published per credit fee. Graduates are required to sit for proficiency exams at the conclusion of their program. Information regarding costs and dates for the exams will be posted in the online catalog and available from the program instructor(s).

 

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