Fire Science Degree (AAS-T)
The Fire Science Program is designed to prepare students for a career in the fire service as well as for career advancement. Instruction includes fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention, emergency and rescue systems, emergency response, hazardous materials, officer training, supervision, and coordination with other agencies.
Participants can earn an Associates in Applied Sciences Transfer Degree in Fire Science by completing 90 credits. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for the degree. The Core classes will include Introduction to the Fire Service all the way through to Company Officer Training.
Basic firefighting skills which include orientation and safety, introduction to the history of fire departments and today’s fire service as a career, fundamentals of fire behavior, building construction, personal protective equipment, department communication, IMS and accountability, extinguishers, water supply, fire stream, fire hose, ropes and knots, ground ladders, fire control, ventilation, rescue/search and auto extrication, loss control, fire detection, alarms and suppression systems, hazardous materials, first aid, and fire prevention/public education. Three training sessions will be held at the North Bend Fire Academy, Multi-Company Operations, Flammable Liquids 4, Live Fire training and evaluations will be performed while attending. This course meets the job performance standards of NFPA 1001 (Firefighter I & II) and NFPA 472 (Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels). Successful completion of the course meets the requirement for IFSAC certification. Please observe these special requirements: Applicants must complete a Respiratory/Medical questionnaire. Applicants must apply with (NTN) National Testing Network and pass the Ergometrics test with a cumulative score of 75% and pass the (CPAT) Candidate Physical Ability Test as part of the application process. Go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com , look for EvCC Recruit in the Fire Academy.
The EMS 151 (Emergency Medical Technician) class is an intensive evening and weekend course. Commitment to attendance of all sessions is necessary for successful completion. There is an intensive application process for entry into the EMT class. All applicants must take the Compass exam and score into Math 79 and Eng 97, and complete a EMS pre-test with a passing score of 80%. CPR certification class as a Healthcare Provider will take place on the Saturday before the beginning of each class of each quarter. All required information must be submitted to the office for verification of immunizations, High School/GED completion, a background check will be completed on each applicant and permission given to enroll in the class. Students successfully completing EMT Training (EMS 151) are eligible to take the Washington State National Registry (NR-EMT) examination. EvCC also offers the annual continuing education courses Competency Based Training (CBT) required to maintain the EMT certification in Washington. EvCC is a NR-EMT test site.
This is a self-support program that receives limited state funds. As a result, the fees for the classes are designed to provide all program support, including the purchase of needed equipment, staffing, supplies, etc. The fees for these classes do not correspond to the tuition charged for a class of similar credit, course scheduling is primarily in the evening. The Fire Science Program is approved for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits.
Fire Science Application Forms
For entry into the Fire Science AAS-T Degree, you need to contact Fire Science for an advising appointment and enroll to be a student on Everett Community College online at http://www.everettcc.edu/enrollment/registration/index.cfm?id=656
For entry into the Fire 100 Fire Academy, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and complete the application process (Firefighter Jobs, WA, Everett CC).
For entry into the EMS 151 Emergency Medical Technician, read the curriculum guide and fill out the application . If you have any questions contact the office at 425-388-9591.
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