Career Opportunities

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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Brian Farris

Brian Farris
Wildland Fire Tech Student

"Without a doubt the best part about Hancock College is the relationships you build with a group of like-minded individuals, and growing with that group. I enjoy the positive training environment that is created by the cadre and their efforts to help the cadets. They make the experience inside and outside the classroom fun. I would recommend Allan Hancock College to anyone interested in networking with a wealth of cadets and cadre who know what it takes to do the job. The knowledge you can open yourself up to will put you ahead of the game during your search for a career."
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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014