Savannah Tech selects Mims as Fire Science Department Head
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Alima Mims as its department head for Fire Science. He teaches and coordinates academic programs, advise students, supervise faculty and perform various departmental and college-wide assignments.
to coming to Savannah Tech, Mims had nearly two decades of fire service with
extensive experience extinguishing fires and was a Lieutenant in Training for
the Augusta Fire Department. He has been instructing firefighters since 2009
and developed programs within the Georgia Fire Academy.
an associate degree in fire science from Keiser University and anticipates
completing a bachelor degree in public safety administration in May 2019. He is
certified for Basic Life Support (BLS) and as an Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT) with the State of Georgia.
Mims is hosting information sessions for Fire Science at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Crossroads Campus Auditorium (190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, 31407). The priority application and financial aid deadline for summer semester is May 10, 2019.
Fire Science programs prepare graduates for successful careers in the fire and
emergency service field, whether they are looking to obtain required
certifications to apply to fire departments nationwide or wish to obtain their
degree to qualify for promotion into leadership positions at their department.
Many of the classes meet the educational criteria established by the Georgia
Firefighter Standards and Training Council (ProBoard) allowing students to
challenge various national fire service certifications including Fire Officer I
& II, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Instructor I, Hazardous Materials
Operations, Fire & Life Safety Educator, etc.
All Fire Science classes are scheduled to help students attend college, while balancing their home/life/work obligations with a combination of evening and online classes with practical hands-on training occurring at various area fire departments. The Fire Science Degree/ Diploma students to obtain their fire science degree or diploma in one year. The STC Fire Science program office is located to the Crossroads campus (190 Crossroads Parkway). Interested students should contact Mims at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912.443.3386 or STC Business and Public Services Academic Advisor Amber Robinson at email@example.com or 912.443.5719.
Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the
associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact
SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical
College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related
matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical
College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges,
1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.
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Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Science Contact: Alima Mims
email@example.com or 912.443.3386
STC Business and Public Services Academic Advisor: Amber Robinsonarobinson@savannahtech.edu or 912.443.5719
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).