Fire Science & Emergency Medical Services
Interested in firefighting and other emergency service careers?
The Fire Science Program introduces students to structural and wild land firefighting and the emergency medical system. The program utilizes state of the art equipment and facilities including an onsite fire engine. The program develops the required teamwork, leadership, mental and physical skills to be successful in the fire service.
Students have the opportunity to earn 15 college credits at Spokane Community College (SCC) and are well-prepared for additional training at the post-secondary level. Instructors are current Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters.
Course Outline includes:
- Introduction to firefighter training
- Personal protective equipment
- Firefighting tools and methods
- Building construction
- Prevention and public education
- Emergency care
- Tactics and strategy
- Fire ground safety
- Wild land skills training
Course Framework (pdf)
- Forest Service Fire Fighter
- Smoke Jumper
- Bureau of Land Management Fire Fighter
- Volunteer Fire Fighter
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Novice firefighters Nathan Wilson, left, Ryan Christensen and Jesse Squibb, of Spokane Valley (Wash.) Tech work to put out a hot spot remaining from a wildfire Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Tonasket, Wash. Out-of-control blazes in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have "no idea" how many homes may have been lost. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)