Fire and Rescue Services
Fire and Rescue Services
Application Deadline: June 2019
When I am called to duty, wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
The Fire and Rescue Services program prepares students for employment as firefighters. Students will learn beginning and advanced structural and wildland firefighting skills and hazardous materials operations.
The Bridgerland Technical College Fire and Rescue Services program is accredited by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and the courses are designed to meet the National Fire Protection Association professional qualifications requirements for certification. Students who complete all of the courses will be prepared to earn the following UFRA certifications: Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Firefighter I, Firefighter II.
- Be 18 years of age at the time of certification
- Be in good physical condition
- Not have serious medical or psychological problems that would limit the ability to perform strenuous and stressful job duties
- Have good work ethics
The physical strength and endurance demands associated with training and on-the-job use of current firefighting equipment for essential firefighting operations include lifting, carrying, and pulling of objects; climbing; crawling; running; and hoisting. Physical agility requires upper body strength, aerobic conditioning, and flexibility. Students will be exposed to dark rooms, confined spaces, and extreme heat and cold. An application for this program is required.
FIRE1002 (Introduction to Firefighting)
- High school diploma or recognized equivalent
- Demonstrate English/ Math competency
NOTE: ACT or SAT reports and/or college grades may not be older than 10 years, unless a student has completed a degree.
- Minimum English competency (one of the following):
- Bridgerland Career Ready Assessment (Career Ready Reading 4 and Locating Information 4)
- ACT English (Fire) – 17
- SAT English (Fire) – 470
- Completion of ENG 0990 or higher with a grade of C+ or better
- Minimum Math competency (one of the following):
- Bridgerland Career Ready Assessment (Career Ready Math 4)
- ACT Math (Fire) – 17
- SAT Math (Fire) – 460
- Completion of MATH 0990 or higher with a grade of C+ or better
PRE-ADMISSION CHECKLIST for FIRE2501 (Recruit Candidate Academy)
- Pass Doctor’s Physical within 6 months of class start – Attach Firefighter Candidate Physical Form Provided
- Fitness requirement. 1.5 mile run in less than 15 minutes, 25 pushups in one minute, and 25 sit-ups in one minute (this is assess before the RCA course begins).
- Provide evidence of health insurance during RCA – Provide Evidence of Insurance
- Copy of EMS Card, EMS Certification, or Waiver Form Provided
- Valid Driver’s License
If you have questions about these requirements, please contact Heath at 801-910-0561.
Other recommended courses for employment: Advanced EMT and Wildland Firefighter I.
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.
When your pre-admission requirements listed above under "Additional Requirements" are met and your application is approved, courses begin in July.
Yes, financial aid is available. Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Please access the Fire and Rescue Services & Financial Aid document for Financial Aid information specific to this program.
Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 10th).
Estimated Tuition & Fees
Pell Eligible: Yes
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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College
The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.
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Logan Campus - Main
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
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In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
Toll Free: 866-701-1100