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Public Safety, Health and Wellness

Fire Technology


Do you have the courage and physical strength to save lives in emergencies? Get all the skills you will need to start your career in the fire service. Our Fire Technology program will teach you how to ensure safety and minimize the loss of life and property on a daily basis.

We can help you find the program that fits your passion and interests.
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Marie Joy Valdez, Success Center Specialist

Degrees and Certificates in Fire Technology

Put Your Mind to It

Following graduation, Fire Technology majors work in many fields, including fire service, public safety and homeland security. Find jobs as firefighters, fire marshals, fire chiefs, police officers, building inspectors, arson investigators or paramedics.

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The importance of local training for the next generation of first responders has never been clearer than right now. Willy Duncan, Sierra College President/Superintendent

Additional Training Opportunities

If you’re interested in broadening your range as an emergency responder, there are a variety of educational paths you can take. Whatever path you choose, your career will allow you to make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Firefighter Technology students train for 4 semesters to earn an AA/AS degree to prepare for a career in the fire service. Certificates and skills certificates can also be earned.
  • Firefighter 1 and 2 Academy students gain the tools, training and education to be hired as a certified firefighter by a professional fire service agency.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) train for 1 semester in Health Sciences and work in fire departments, as ambulance providers, in hospital emergency rooms, and search and rescue.

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With more than 50 programs in total, something is bound to align with your goals. Find out which one is the right fit for you.

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