Fire and Rescue Services

Certificate Description

Fire and Rescue Services 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 Bridgerland Technical College’s mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided careers and hands-on technical education to the Bear River Region.

Fire and Rescue Services 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, and Firefighter II.


  • 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 19, 2023

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Students must:

    • Be 18 years of age at the time of certification
    • Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
    • Be in good physical** and psychological condition for employment requirements
      • 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 assessed before the RCA course begins).
    • Complete EMSR1201 – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
      • EMT certification can be established through the national registry
      • Expired (within 4 years) EMT certification will meet prerequisite requirements
    • Complete FIRE1110 – College English for PS OR one of the following:
      • Complete ENG0990 or higher with a C or better (verified with an official transcript.)
      • Provide proof of an ACT English score of 19 or better (official high school or ACT transcript.)
      • Provide proof of an SAT English score of 330 or better (official high school or SAT transcript.)
    • Complete FIRE1120 –  College Math for PS OR one of the following:
      • Complete MATH0990 or higher with a C or better (verified with an official transcript.)
      • Provide proof of an ACT Math score of 19 or better (official high school or ACT transcript.)
      • Provide proof of an SAT Math score of 510 or better (official high school or SAT transcript.)

      NOTE:  ACT or SAT reports and/or college grades may not be older than 10 years unless a student has completed a degree.

    • Complete RCA Application
    • 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 assessed before the RCA course begins).
    • Provide evidence of health insurance during RCA – Provide Evidence of Insurance
    • Valid Driver’s License

If you have questions about the requirements, please contact Bryan Davies at 435-770-1626 or

**The physical strength and endurance demands associated with training and on-the-job use and operations of current firefighting equipment 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.

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

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

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,929 - Tuition includes most books, supplies, and fees. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Half down upfront, with the remaining balance divided into 4 monthly payments, which cover tuition and fees only.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
600 Hours
Hours per Week
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Program runs July - December and 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: 100%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 0%

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. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.


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Additional Information

HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting


Contact Us

Logan Campus
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

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


Brigham City Campus
325 West 1100 South
Brigham City, UT 84302

Main: 435-734-0614
Toll-Free: 800-827-0614
Fax: 435-734-0431

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