In the program, you will have the opportunity to complete certification training for the State of Wisconsin in Firefighter I, Fire Inspector I, and Driver/Operator-Pumper. The department offers opportunities to take Firefighter II, Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I certification courses. Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations and Technician level is ProBoard certified. You will receive training in rope rescue, confined space rescue, and trench rescue to the Technician level. You will also receive EMT-Basic certification training while completing your associate degree.
A criminal background check and drivers license history will be required for this program.
Proof of a valid driver's license is required for this program.
A physical performed by FVTC’s Occupational Health provider must be completed before starting the program -Details on the physical are provided at new program student orientation and physicals conducted with other providers not affiliated with FVTC’s Occupational Health contract will not be accepted.
The Fire Protection program is offered in flexible formats; Students can either do the traditional day program, or if the student is currently on a department and hold Firefighter 1 and Driver/Operator certifications, there is a part-time evening option available