Course Description

The course provides students with preliminary training to become a paid or volunteer firefighter. Students will learn the basic duties of city, rural, wild land and special assignment firefighters. Additional training and testing will be necessary to obtain paid and volunteer positions, but the course will include the basics of fire science and equipment operation for students to function on a firefighting team. A variety of equipment including fire engines, power tools, emergency medical apparatus and possible live fire training are included in the hands-on portion of the course. Program is located at Yakima Fire Department #95. Instructors are current Yakima Fire Department Firefighters.

Sessions Offered: 8:00-10:30 AM (Mon-Fri)

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Equivalency Credits: 1 credit PE

College Credits: Available to those who qualify



Employment Outlook

Jobs are available in structural firefighting, wild land firefighting, aircraft and shipboard firefighting as well as emergency medical responders, communications, fire prevention, public education and building inspection.

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