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Fire Academy I & II at Colorado Mountain College

Fire Academy training at CMC prepares students for some of the most dynamic jobs in the country

Fire Academy I 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

This program is offered at Edwards, Rifle (Fire Academy I), Leadville


For students searching for a Colorado fire academy, CMC’s Fire Academy I program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete and successfully apply for entry-level fire service positions. Students will learn basic skills necessary to respond to emergencies in their communities. These include medical, fire-related, and hazardous materials incidents.

Fire Academy II 

Colorado Mountain College Fire Academy students train in Ewards, CO.For firefighters searching for a Colorado fire academy, the Fire Academy II program is designed to advance fire fighters to the next level in the fire service. Students will learn new skills at the Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Technician levels. Completion of Fire Academy I, or its equivalent is required.

What will I learn?

Fire Academy I 

This curriculum includes classes included in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy I.

Fire Academy II 

This curriculum includes classes included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy II.

Where can I go from here?

Fire Academy I 

This certificate program prepares students for the entry level in the fire service. Students learn the entry-level skills necessary to respond to emergencies in their communities. These include medical, fire-related, and hazardous materials incidents.

Fire Academy II

This certificate program is intended to advance fire fighters to the next level in the fire service. Students will learn new skills at the Fire Fighter II and Hazardous Materials Technician levels.

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