FIRE & EMERGENCY TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Science and Certificates of Achievement
The Fire and Emergency Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment and job upgrades in fire departments and emergency medical services fields. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, students will gain the ability to apply the principles of fire combat, fire protection organization, fire prevention, fire behavior, and building construction. Students will also gain proficiency in emergency medical assistance, handling of hazardous materials, emergency vehicles and apparatus. Competencies will be assessed regularly in compliance with the California State Firefighter I Standards and the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency for EMT and Paramedic certification.
Note: Since employment as a firefighter requires passing stringent physical and agility exams, persons considering such a career should ascertain that they meet those requirements.
El Camino College Fire Academy Web Site
Estimated Annual Earnings: Municipal Firefighters starting at $55,617 Experienced: $114,677 Paramedics starting at $19,545 Experienced: $47,682
For more information, please visit: elcamino.emsicareercoach.com
Battalion Chief, Retired
(310) 660-3593 x3997