Fire and Rescue Services

Fire and Rescue Services

Certificate Description

Application Deadline: July 2018

Firefighters are highly skilled and adventurous. This hands-on program prepares students to obtain employment in one of the most rewarding fields out there.

Certified and highly trained instructors provide instruction that goes far beyond the textbook. This program utilizes several training facilities providing real world experiences that prove to be the highlight of the program!





Certificate Courses

Certificate 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.

FIRE1001 (Introduction to Firefighting)

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 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):
    • Accuplacer Reading (Fire) – 58%tile
    • ACT Composite (Fire) – 17
    • ACT English (Fire) – 17
    • ACT Reading (Fire) 17
    • SAT English (Fire) – 500
    • Language Expression – 80%
    • Language Mechanics – 80%
    • Completion of ENG 0990 or higher with a grade of C+ or better
  • Minimum Math competency (one of the following):
    • Accuplacer Math (Fire) – 40%
    • ACT Math (Fire) – 17
    • SAT Math (Fire) – 450
    • Completion of MATH 0990 or higher with a grade of C+ or better

FIRE2501 (Recruit Candidate Academy)

  • Pass Doctor’s Physical within 6 months of class start – Attach Firefighter Candidate Physical Form Provided
  • Pass a physical fitness requirement consisting of 1.5 mile run (less than 15 mins.), push ups (25 in one minute), and sit ups (25 in one minute)
  • 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: EMT- Basic, EMT-Intermediate, Wildland Firefighter I.

RCA Application Checklist

Employment Outlook

Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. In addition to putting out fires, climbing ladders, and carrying hoses, firefighters typically treat victims and perform other vital life-saving or civil service functions while working in teams. This field offers many opportunities for advancement, including fire inspector, investigator, hazardous materials or rescue specialists, captain, etc. Due to the nature of the work, this is a career that will always need skilled and qualified workers.

When can I start?

When your pre-admission requirements are met and your application is approved, courses begin 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. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information. Please access the Fire and Rescue Services Program and 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

$5026- Tuition includes most books, supplies, and fees. Includes EMT.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Half down upfront with the remaining balance divided into 4 monthly payments of $385 which covers tuition and fees only. This is only for the RCA portion ($3689).

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.
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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 approved to attend

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

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 86%
Job Placement: 83%
Licensure: 100% Withdrawal: 14%

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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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
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
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

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
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

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