Firefighter I

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Firefighter I Technical Certificate of Credit program is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Fire Academy and Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge, and credentials to serve as firefighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. Graduates will be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications level. Program graduates receive a Firefighter I Technical Certificate of Credit.

Satisfactory completion of all program courses entitles students to sit for the National Professional Qualifications Board Firefighter I Certification. This certification is the minimum requirement for employment as a firefighter in the State of Georgia. The exams are not part of the program or cost of the program.

Starting with Spring-2016, all students participating in any STC’s Firefighter Certification program will be required to rent an NFPA compliant firefighting ensemble. This personal protective equipment will be fitted to each student who will utilize this important safety gear throughout each semester of a program. The fee for renting this equipment for 15-weeks is $554 and because it is a mandatory requirement to participate, it is eligible to be covered by a student’s financial aid.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER minimum scores:Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26