Earning an A.S. degree or a certificate in wildland firefighting from Allan Hancock
College will provide students with the skills necessary to pursue successful careers
- Wildland Firefighter (Engine) Smokejumper
- Helicopter Crewmember Fire Prevention
- Hotshot Crewmember Fuels Management/Prescribed Fire
Due to their ongoing involvement in wildland firefighting, city and county fire agencies
also value the training offered by the wildland fire technology program. For this
reason, students pursuing structural firefighting also benefit from the program, adding
greater diversity to their training experience.
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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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Video: Wildland Fire Technology Program student Brian says the AHC program is the
best place to be for training in his field.