About the Class
If you want to be a volunteer or wild land Firefighter as well as develop your self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork, then register for Fire Service Technology. This program follows the I.F.S.T.A. (International Fire Service Training Association) Essentials Curriculum while teaching firefighting skills.
Students will work in a classroom setting as well as outside in inclement weather, completing manipulative activities. Good communication skills, attitude, and a desire to work hard are essential for success in this program. It is a physically demanding class and students can earn a PE credit from most sending schools for completion of this course. Students also have the opportunity to earn up to 11 college credits via EvCC Tech Prep program if they complete the class with a grade of B or better!
Meet the instructor
Meet Eric Miller, our Fire Service Technology teacher. Eric began his Fire Service education as a student here at Sno-Isle TECH several years ago. After completing this program he went on to the Getchell Fire Academy. Since that time he has attained vast experience in the field; working for six years as an Acting Captain, Driver/Operator, Firefighter/EMT-B with the Getchell Department. He then spent several more years in the Granite Falls Fire Department performing these same duties as well as becoming a CPR/1st Aid Instructor. Eric returned to Sno-Isle TECH as a teacher in 2010 and has been instructing and guiding our future firefighters since that time!
As a student in the Fire Service Program here at Sno-Isle TECH you will work with specialized equipment and practice and drill doing exercises that will prepare you to battle fires, save lives, and keep yourself safe, as well. You will meet professionals from the industry who will share opportunities and their expertise to assist you into a career in this field.
If this sounds interesting, take a moment to watch the video profile and check out some to the pictures of our students working. Thank you for your interest! Please consider attending one of our Open House events where you can meet Eric and his current students and get your questions answered!