Fire Science programs begin this fall with veteran Savannah Fire officer at the helm; Info Session July 12 5:30 PM at the Crossroads Technology Campus

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College is hosting an information session July 12 at 5:30 PM at the Crossroads Technology Campus about new instructional programs in Fire Science including:

· Fire Fighter I & II Certification Training: Basic firefighting instruction designed to prepare the student to earn state firefighter certification.

· Fire Officer I & II Certification Training: Comprehensive supervisor and officer development program with credit toward earning a diploma and associate degree.

· Fire Science Diploma: Academic and leadership development program.

· Fire Science Associate Degree: Comprehensive academic and leadership development degree program.

The lead instructor will be Anthony (Tony) Faust, who recently retired from the City of Savannah as a Battalion Chief after 25 years of service. Faust rose through the ranks at Savannah Fire and was its first Public Information Officer. He received numerous accolades during his career including a commendation for rescuing flood victims in the mid-1990s.

“Managing Savannah Tech’s new Fire Science program will allow me the opportunity to support regional fire departments in certifying new employees and preparing firefighters for leadership positions in the fire service,” says Faust.

Classes will be offered at the Crossroads campus with schedules convenient to firefighter work schedules with daytime, evening, online and hybrid classes with practical hands-on training occurring at various fire departments. “We are partnering with the state firefighting certifying agency and area departments to offer this training,” continues Faust. The program will prepare firefighters to earn required state certifications so they can perform their tasks more effectively.

Classes will begin with the fall semester beginning August 24. Interested students should contact Tony Faust by email at or by calling 912.443.3386.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (