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Become a Firefighter

Hear from Mark Stephenson, retired AFD Chief Officer, about what it's like to be a firefighter

Train to Become a Firefighter in Denver, CO

Everyday in this country firefighters serve the community by responding to emergencies. These firefighters work or volunteer in communities large and small, in rural and urban settings, and offer fire protection to everything from forests to the world’s largest airports. They respond to structure fires, vehicle accidents, and emergency medical calls. Firefighters are often the first step in preventing or controlling disaster.

Emergency Medical Services at Community College of Aurora offers firefighter training programs to help individuals reach their goal to become a firefighter. In addition to offering a quality education at an affordable price, Community College of Aurora offers not only a firefighter academy, but also a fire science technology degree. This education and training is invaluable to both the person trying to become a firefighter and the individual who is already part of the fire service.

Jobs Notice: ONET reports that jobs for firefighters are growing and that there will be over 150,000 job openings for them through 2018. CCA students have special access to an EMS/Fire Science job board and career fair.

About Firefighting in Colorado

A career in Firefighting provides the opportunity to work as a part of a team, utilize unique skills and provide life safety. On any given day, firefighters may be called upon to search burning buildings for trapped parties, extricate patients from a vehicle with the Jaws of Life, or raise ladders to a window to help a victim escape the flames. These highly trained firefighters work in action-oriented environments where they can impact the lives of the community they serve. By using their firefighter training, equipment and experience, firefighters have the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The Community College of Aurora Fire Science Technology program employs experienced professionals from throughout the metro area to provide the highest quality training available. In collaboration with many area departments, our Denver community college offers a host of courses for both someone who is considering a fire service career of for someone who is already a firefighter and is looking to advance their career with more education.

Our Firefighter Training Program

The firefighter training program at CCA in Denver has been training rescuers for well over a decade. During this time, we have helped students pursue their dreams and goals. With a focus on quality, the Community College of Aurora Fire Science Training program continues to make a difference every day in people’s lives.

Our programs are led by Faculty and Staff that are all experienced professionals in their field. They bring an unmatched level of dedication to the classroom. When this is teamed with the oversight of an actively involved advisory board, the knowledge that is passed on to the students provides an exceptional base for decision making when lives are on the line.

The firefighter academy at CCA in Colorado offers an unparalleled experience. Our program provides students with the opportunity to experience real-life learning that goes beyond the book. New courses are starting each semester. Contact us today and get started on your goal to become a firefighter. 

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