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Program Description

The Fire Science Technology program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level career as a firefighter for municipal, industrial, state, and federal fire departments. The primary mission of the Fire Science Technology program is identification and mitigation of emergencies in order to preserve life and property.

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The duties of the firefighter include, but are not limited to, extinguishing and controlling fires, performing rescue and evacuation work incidental to fire control, accidents, natural disasters, and other incidents where human life is threatened. Firefighters also render emergency aid to those in need. The responsibilities of fire prevention, inspection, and public relation programs aimed at reducing death and property loss are also undertaken.

Students who have completed the Spokane Regional Recruit Academy or equivalent may be eligible to receive up to 37 credits towards a fire science degree. Firefighters who have completed 1,000 hours of paid work experience may be eligible to receive up to 18 credits of cooperative education.

Program Goals

Students who successfully complete this program will:

  1. have a knowledge of the Civil Service Examination process,
  2. be able to handle basic firefighter and rescue responsibilities,
  3. have a keen awareness of fire and safety problems relative to property loss adjustments, and
  4. have a well-rounded technical background for entry into fire service or rescue related fields.

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Contact: Spokane Community College
Counseling Center, MS 2151
1810 N. Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Phone:(509) 533-7026 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7026
Fire Science: (509) 533-7292
Email:Cindy Walters at
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Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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509-533-7000 or
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