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 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 Degree

  • Associate Degree
    An Associate in Applied Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above. All core and general education list requirements must be met.

IFSAC Accredited

The SPSCC Fire & Emergency Services Technology Program offers the ONLY Associates degree program in Washington State accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.  

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.

Enroll in the FEST Program

The first step to enroll in the Fire and Emergency Services Technology Program is to complete the online orientation.  The orientation will provide all the information you need to get started.  Click here to view the online orientation.


For more information contact the program advisor:
Tedd Hendershot (360) 866-1000










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