Fire Protection Technology
Responding to the Call: 24/7/365
Disaster can strike at any minute. Whether it’s a raging fire in a house, an accident on the freeway, or a medical emergency, firefighters must be ready to respond to emergency situations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A firefighter may have to use fire hydrants, operate a pump, use ladders, rescue victims, ventilate smoke-filled interiors, or salvage a building's contents, when struck by fire.
PCC’s Fire Protection Technology program can prepare you for a rewarding career working in fire protection by gaining the knowledge you need, working with the "tools of the trade", and expert instructors. You too can respond to the call.
In this program you can earn the following:
- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Fire Protection Certificate
Collaborate and partner with emergency response agencies, organizations, associations and educational institutions to provide high quality pre-employment training and education, and professional development opportunities for career and volunteer emergency response personnel to meet industry needs for a skilled and diverse professional workforce.
Students will be prepared to test for international certifications based on the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) system.
IFSAC member entities include 39 states, the United States Department of Defense, 10 Canadian provinces, the Republic of South Africa, Egypt, Germany, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Kingdom, and the Canadian Armed Forces.
State and National Standards
PCC’s Fire Protection Technology program is unique in that it offers you the ability to launch a career of public service in a short amount of time, while meeting state and national standards for certification.
Our program will prepare you to meet the unique demands of the profession by basing the training on national standards from the National Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Academy. Designed to correlate classroom, laboratory and field experience in public and private sector fire organizations, our program provides a diverse yet relevant variety of courses.
Students who obtain an AAS degree may apply for specific State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST) certification requirements and meet entry requirements for B.A./B.S. programs in fire administration.