Focus on the principles, theory, and practices of firefighting operations and community fire issues as they pertain to public fire organizations. Hands-on, in-depth academic and practical instruction is centered on leadership, fire protection history, legal and regulatory responsibilities in emergency services, fire response strategies and mitigation, emergency medical services, incident command, and physical training/health and wellness.
Pre-participation physical from healthcare provider (within the last year and updated annually)
Things to Consider
- Physical training is required throughout the program.
- You must have the ability to lift at least 40-50 lbs.
- You must have the ability to work in physically demanding and environmentally stressful conditions including (but not limited to): outside in all types of weather, on ladders, and in dark, confined spaces.
- Strong communication skills are necessary.
- You must have the ability to work as a member of a team.
- This program satisfies the AZ Board of Regents CTE/Fine Arts credit.
- Seasonal Wildland Firefighter
- First Responder Operations (Hazmat)
- Preparation to earn Firefighter 1 and 2 Certification
Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training
- Fire Inspector
- Fire Technician
JTED @ Camino Seco
8727 E. 22nd St.
- Mondays & Wednesdays 3:40 to 7:40 p.m. and two Saturdays per month 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JTED @ Master Pieces
2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:40 to 7:40 p.m. and two Saturdays per month 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pima County JTED played a pivotal role in getting me to where I am in life today. I’m currently a Wildland Firefighter/EMT with the USFS on the Prescott National Forest.”
- Semester 1: Organization and Structure of the Fire Service, Personal Responsibility for Health and Wellness, Maintenance of Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Fire Behavior, Building Construction and Structural Performance as Related to Fire Behavior, Fire Service Water Supply and Fire Streams, and Fire Ground Functions
- Semester 2: Incident Command, Wildland Firefighting, HazMat Awareness/Operations, EMS, Extrication, and Special Operations
- Basic Life Support Provider CPR and First Aid
- Wildland Firefighter
- JTED Fire Service t-shirt
- JTED Fire Service polo shirt
- JTED Fire Service shorts
- Cargo pants
- Closed-toe athletic shoes
- JTED Fire Service sweatshirt and hat (Optional)
- Steel toe or composite toe boots (Recommended)
- FSC101 – Principles of Emergency Services (3 PCC credits)
- FSC127 – Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3 PCC credits)
- FSC130 – Strength & Fitness for Fire Service (1 PCC credit)
- FSC160 – Wildland Firefighting (2 PCC credits)
- FSC173 – Records & Reports (0.5 PCC credit)
*Dual Enrollment Credits available to students are dependent on teacher credentials*
Beneficial Classes to Take in High School
- Physical Education
- Sports Medicine