Fire Service Preparation Certificate
This certificate program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in a career in the fire service with the minimum requirements necessary to meet national and Minnesota state qualifications. This program is designed to meet all National Fire Protection Association standards in the following functions: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Reviewer, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, and the Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. Participants in the Fire Service Preparation program will be actively involved with technical hands-on training to ensure that they are familiar with all entry-level aspects of fire service. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to meet the national testing requirements for emergency medical technician, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and Proboard. Students will also be eligible for the State of Minnesota firefighter license after employment with a career fire department.