Savannah Tech selects Raymond as Fire Science Dept. Head


SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College is pleased to announce William “Carl” Raymond as the new Fire Science Program Department Head.

Formerly, Raymond was the Fire Science program coordinator at Southern Crescent Technical College.  He has more than three decades in fire and emergency services. He is a state and ProBoard certified firefighter and Instructor. He has a bachelor of science in aviation management from Florida Institute of Technology and an associate of applied science for fire science from Columbia Southern University.

He is the current Fire Science IFCC chair, American Heart Association Training center faculty, an ALLERT Active Shooter Instructor: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, First Responder response to terrorism instructor and licensed pilot. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

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 programs’ schedules were recently reconfigured utilizing the mini-mester format, which enables 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, Savannah, 31407). Interested students should contact Raymond at or 912.443.3386 or STC Public Services Academic Advisor Amber Robinson at or 912.443.5719.


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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 (