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Fire Technology

Do you possess the personal qualities needed to become a fire fighter? Mental alertness, self-discipline, courage, mechanical aptitude, endurance, strength, initiative and good judgment are all extremely important, because as a fire fighter you will be required to make quick decisions in emergency situations. Do you work well on a team and get along with others? Are you dependable? As a member of a crew you will live and work closely with other members under conditions of stress and danger for extended periods of time, so qualities like these are highly desired. 

The choice to become a fire service professional requires dedication, commitment and a desire to provide an exemplary level of public service. As a graduate of the Allan Hancock College Fire Technology/Fire Academy program you will be qualified for career opportunities in positions such as:

  • Firefighter
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Reserve Firefighter
  • Fire Engineer
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Battalion Chief
  • Fire Chief

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, entry-level firefighters can expect to earn an annual salary of $45,700 on average. Fire captains and fire chiefs can earn salaries of $70,860 on average.

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Keely Moriarty

Keely Moriarty
Fire Academy Student

"The academy has shown me a lot more than I even suspected. It's showed me the physical demands that you need to reach and the instructors push you over the limits just so that when go to do the real thing you can achieve that. You'll push yourself and eventually reach the limits that you thought you were never capable of. You get really hands-on with all your crew and working with each of the instructors. The most valuable thing that I've learned in the academy is learning to work to your own level of excellence. Being at the college has been a great experience."
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Fire Technology Testimonial PhotoVideo: Fire Academy prepares recruit Kelly for physical demands through training and instruction.

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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014