Fire Protection Technology
Firefighters and fire protection professionals put out fires, rescue people from fires or other emergency situations, and promote fire prevention.
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Job Titles & Career Info
Why choose Fire Protection Technology?
- Fulfill your drive to give back to the community & help others
- Be able to use your skills & knowledge to help others in a time of crisis—your greatest reward
- Join the brother/sisterhood of first responders whose life calling is not only personally fulfilling but is also satisfying because they know they have a positive impact on others’ lives
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Fight structural fires & wildland fires
- Perform urban search & rescue
- Provide emergency medical services, including emergency medical technician (EMT) & paramedic care
- Engage in fire prevention activities, such as inspecting buildings & reviewing building plans
Fire prevention professionals
- Inspect buildings
- Review of building plans
- Investigate arson
- Suggest ways to minimize fire dangers
Emergency management professionals
- Coordinate & manage emergency operations centers
- Plan responses to natural disasters & other emergencies
- Work in organizations such as:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- State & local governments
- Nonprofit organizations, such as American Red Cross
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- Program-specific courses are offered at our Fire Academy, which is located at TCC Northwest in Fort Worth.
- You may take courses in basic academic subjects at any TCC campus.
- Firefighters are held to a high degree of integrity and are faced with decision-making opportunities that require sound ethical standards.
- Firefighters typically work a 24-hour shift, which requires they maintain a high degree
of physical fitness.
- The 24-hour rotation includes holidays and weekends and means time away from family and friends.
- Firefighting requires strong interpersonal skills. Teamwork is a major factor in this career field.
- 3 skills or work style traits that will help you succeed in this field:
- Stress tolerance
Need a boost to get ready for college?
Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.
Degrees & Certificates
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Fire Protection Technology||60||$3,840|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.
For example, you will be ready to work toward:
- Bachelor of Science, Emergency Administration and Planning
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science, Fire Administration
Start on Your Pathway!
Academic Advisor—Public Services Division
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Updated September 07, 2021