Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Fire fighters help protect the public against these dangers by rapidly responding to a variety of emergencies. They are frequently the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries, or perform other vital functions.
Programs leading to various credentials may include the following courses:
Firefighter Certification - Basic (Abilene only)
The basic firefighter certification is designed to prepare students for careers as professional firefighters. The certificate meets the state curriculum requirements for certification as a basic firefighter in Texas. Students accepted into the program must also complete the basic emergency medical technician course in order to receive state certification. The EMT basic course is included in the curriculum. Fire Academy starts annually at the beginning of each fall semester.
Courses for the Basic Firefighter Certification - Level I include the following:
EMT - Basic
EMT - Clinical
Firefighter Cert I - VII
To be considered for admission to the Fire Academy/Basic Firefighter Certification:
- Complete application to the college
- Contact Charlotte Speegle for more information
- Complete Fire Academy forms: FIRE ACADEMY PACKET
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College. The procedure for seeking admission to the College follows:
- Complete the Cisco College application
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Talk to a counselor about testing
Prospective students should also remember that acceptance by Cisco College does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs. Additional factors considered for admission may be a satisfactory record in high school or college, placement tests and other criteria.
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