Careers and Jobs in Firefighting

Learn the skills that will help you save lives and property with the Fire Science Technology degree from Colorado Mountain College

Protection of life and property is the primary function of the firefighter. Competition for jobs is keen and with today's sophisticated techniques and equipment, the modern firefighter must be well-educated in responding to the demands of the job.

photo- Fire Science Technology students prepare for flashover

Career and job opportunities exist within public and municipal fire services, in fire protection engineering, within state and federal agencies, and in education and private industry.

Colorado Mountain College Fire Science firefighting graduates can expect excellent employment opportunities and subsequent career advancement in the fire field.

Previous graduates have built outstanding employment records.

"The instructors provide an invaluable aspect to the courses through their own life experience in the field of Fire Science. To have knowledgeable mentors and instructors that are currently in the fire service is priceless.”

-Randall W. Brighton is a Firefighter EMT Basic with the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority