Savannah Tech selects Mims as Fire Science Department Head

Alima Mims in fire gear/hat.

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.

Prior 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.

He has 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.

The STC 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 or 912.443.3386 or STC Business and Public Services Academic Advisor Amber Robinson at or 912.443.5719.

Savannah 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.


#1937 | April 10, 2019

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or

Fire Science Contact: Alima Mims or 912.443.3386

STC Business and Public Services Academic Advisor: Amber 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 (