Fire Science

Fire Science provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to function as an entry-level firefighter. EMT training is included as an essential component of the curriculum. The program is designed on a two-year rotational basis, with each new group of students beginning the program on even numbered years. Fire Science courses are taught through a combination of lecture and cooperative training. Many students volunteer with local fire departments to gain more hands-on practice of their skills. WWCC works closely with local fire departments and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system in order to offer a quality program; curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of these local and regional industry members.

Career Opportunities

    • Firefighters
    • Fire Inspectors
    • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
    • Forest Service Firefighters
    • Forest Service Fire Inspectors
    • Forest Service Fire Prevention Specialists

Contact

Melissa Rodriguez

Phone: (509) 527-4579

Program Outcomes

  • Support Fire Service Agencies in providing quality service to their communities through training and education.
  • Ensure that all Walla Walla Community College Fire Science education courses reflect current industry standards.
  • Promote a culture of health, safety, and welfare for all Fire Service personnel and the public they serve. Ensure "everyone goes home" as our overriding philosophy of fire training and education.
  • Promote collaboration and sharing of training resources between agencies on a local and regional basis to more efficiently deliver fire training and education.
  • Design curriculum which promotes articulation between degree levels and educational institutions.