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The Fire and Emergency Technology Services Program offers students the unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience while working toward their Fire Protection Technology degree. While students take their core requirement on the South Puget Sound Community College Campus, McLane Black Lake Fire is their primary classroom. Students are assigned to a 24-hour rotating shift schedule, learning and performing all tasks required of a professional firefighter while under the direct supervision of a career officer. This hands on training is not limited to drills and practical experience. The program offers the unique opportunity to experience "real life" situations, while responding to fire and emergency medical calls.
Fire and Emergency Services Technology
The SPSCC Fire & Emergency Services Technology Program offers the ONLY Associates degree program in Washington State accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
Firefighters save lives. They do this not only in dramatic fashion at actual blazes and emergencies, but also by preventing fires and explosions through public education, facility inspection and preparedness. Fighting fires has always been a demanding profession, requiring excellent mental and physical ability. In modern times, the widespread use of hazardous materials makes the job more challenging and volatile than ever. If you’re determined to pursue a career in fire fighting, the Fire Emergency Services Technology instructors at South Puget Sound Community College are equally determined to help you develop the mental and physical tools you’ll need.
What jobs are there for Fire Emergency Services Technology graduates? Most graduates of South Puget Sound Community College Fire Emergency Services Technology Program will seek entry-level positions as firefighters, firefighter/EMTs, hazardous materials technicians or fire prevention officers.
What You'll Do Here
While you’ll take electives on the South Puget Sound Community College campus, your main classroom will be the McLane Black Lake Fire Station. At the station, you’ll learn basic firefighting tactics and rescue techniques as well as fire pump and water supply operations, fire prevention and how to identify and handle hazardous materials.