Firefighter 1 Certification is now offered at Savannah Technical College
#1255 | February 16, 2012
SAVANNAH – Persons wishing to begin a firefighting career or volunteer with their local fire departments can earn their state and national certification by enrolling in Savannah Technical College’s new Firefighter 1 Certification Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC).
Beginning with the spring mini-mester that starts March 1, 2012, students as young as 16 years of age may enroll in the new Firefighter TCC at Savannah Tech. Classes are scheduled to accommodate work schedules with a hybrid education format that uses a combination of online instruction and traditional classroom sessions in the evening at STC’s Crossroads Campus. Three additional hybrid classes needed to complete the TCC will be offered in Summer 2012.
This course prepares students to challenge the state and national certification test for Firefighter 1. Some of the training includes topics like the roles and responsibilities of a firefighter; the National Incident Command System; scene safety; personal protective equipment; tools and equipment; tactical priorities of life safety, etc. The class also includes supporting certifications in hazardous materials awareness and operations, as well as the American Heart Association’s CPR and First Aid.
All classes are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), allowing for earned credits to transfer to institutions of higher education. HOPE Grant funding is available to qualifying Georgia residents for all classes required in this certificate program.
The lead instructor will be Anthony (Tony) Faust, who retired from the City of Savannah as a Battalion Chief after 25 years of service. He received numerous accolades during his career including a commendation for rescuing flood victims in the mid-1990s.
Registration is currently underway, and all new students must complete the STC application process through the first day of class, March 1, 2012. For more information about the program, please contact STC’s Fire Science Instructor Tony Faust (912.443.3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org). For more details about registration visit: www.savannahtech.edu/cwo/admissions.
A complete list of courses offered in the 2012 spring mini-mester is available here: http://www.savannahtech.edu/assets/minimester.pdf
Savannah Technical College serves coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Savannah, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 4,500 credit students each semester, Savannah Tech offers nearly 100 different instructional programs in Business and Technology, Public Service, 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. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
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Amy Shaffer, APR
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 (www.sacscoc.org).