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Fire Service

This program focuses 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 centering 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.

Certifications

  • Basic Life Support Provider CPR and First Aid
  • Hazmat
  • Wildland Firefighter

Things to Consider About This Program

  • Physical training required throughout the program
  • Ability to lift at least 40-50 lbs
  • Ability to work in physically demanding and environmentally stressful conditions including (but not limited to): 
    • Outside in all types of weather 
    • On ladders
    • In dark, confined spaces   
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • This program satisfies the AZ Board of Regents CTE/Fine Arts credit

Direct Employment

  • Seasonal Wildland Firefighter
  • First Responder Operations (Hazmat)
  • Preparation to earn Firefighter 1 and 2 Certification

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Technician
  • EMT
  • Paramedic

Eligibility

Grades 11, 12

Students also must complete the following:

  • Pre-participation physical required
Enrollment Page

“This specialized training has helped me enhance my skill set and has supported my continued pursuit in becoming a professional firefighter.” – Alex Herrera, Central Campus Alumnus

Holland Codes:

Fire Service Classroom
JTED @ Master Pieces Campus

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Fire Service

Locations

JTED @ Camino Seco:

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:40 to 7:30 p.m. and two Saturdays per month 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JTED @ Master Pieces:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:40 to 7:30 p.m. and two Saturdays per month 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program Completion/Sequence

  • 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
  • This program is completed in one school year

Credits

  • 3/Year

Dual Enrollment Pima Community College Credits

Dual Enrollment is for eligible High School students who want to earn college credits while taking Pima JTED Fire Service courses. Program information may change to stay aligned with Pima Community College degree and certification requirements.

Current (2021-2022) Dual Enrollment credits awarded from Pima Community College upon completion of Pima JTED Fire Science program are:

  • FSC 101- Principles of Emergency Services
  • FCS 127- Principles of Emergency Services, Safety & Survival
  • FCS 130 – Strength & Fitness for Fire Science
  • FCS 160 – Wildland Firefighting
  • FSC 173 – Records and Reports

Locations offering Fire Service:

  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
  • Marana High School
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