Fire and Rescue Services

Certificate Description

The Fire and Rescue Services program provides adult students the opportunity to obtain a Bridgerland Technical College certificate and prepares recruits for employment as firefighters. Highly skilled and trained firefighting professionals will instruct students through hands-on curriculum in structural firefighter skills, hazardous materials mitigation, and taking care of sick or injured patients. This program supports the Bridgergerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided careers and hands-on technical education to the Bear River Region.

The Bridgerland Technical College Fire and Rescue Services program is accredited by the Utah Fire Service Standards and Training Council (UFSCC). Student recruits who complete all coursework can certify and obtain certifications in: Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and EMT-Basic.

Graduates will develop the entry-level proficiency to:
• Suppress and mitigate fires
• Reduce the impacts of hazards on people, property, and the environment
• Recognize and treat medical emergencies
• Serve communities and citizens in need

Application Deadline: June 2020

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Students must:

  • 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 WorkKeys Assessment (Workplace Documents 4 and Graphic Literacy 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 WorkKeys Assessment (Applied 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, 35 pushups in one minute, and 35 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 Russ O’Donnell at 801-918-8932 or

Other recommended courses for employment: Advanced EMT and Wildland Firefighter I.

RCA Application Checklist

For additional information on occupational profile, please click here.

Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
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 can I start?

When your pre-admission requirements listed above under "Additional Requirements" are met and your application is approved, the RCA course begins in July.

Is Financial Aid available?

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.

Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 10th).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$4,050 - Tuition includes most books, supplies, and fees. Includes EMT.Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Half down upfront with the remaining balance divided into 4 monthly payments which covers tuition and fees only. This is only for the RCA portion ($3480).

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
860 Hours - 28 weeks of instruction (about 12 months in total length)
Hours per Week
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Classes begin in July and are held Tues, Wed, Thur from 4 - 10 pm, & Sat from 8 - 5:30 pm.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 65%
Job Placement: 82%
Withdrawal: 35%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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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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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
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
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016