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Fire Science

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Fire Science program is offered to West-MEC students in partnership with Glendale Community College. All tuition costs for the Fire Science program are paid for by West-MEC, allowing students to earn concurrent college credits at no cost.

This one-year program is an overview of the fundamentals of the firefighting profession. Students will learn firefighting tactics, search and rescue procedures, and perform simulated training exercises.

After completion, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the Wildland Firefighter, the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and HazMat Certifications.  West-MEC offers financial assistance with the cost of industry credential tests. Through the Fire Science training received in the program and upon passing the industry certifications, students are provided a pathway to employment and economic independence.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Firefighter, wild-land firefighter, member industry fire brigade

Fire Science entry-level salary: $14.98 – $21.75 per hour**

*with additional education in this pathway | **Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

This program is in partnership with Glendale Community College.

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Glendale Community College (GCC)

6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

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West-MEC Career Training Fire Science Program student and instructor

West-MEC Career Training Fire Science Program students

West-MEC Career Training Fire Science students in protective gear