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Fire Science Technology

Stop, drop, roll and get ready to meet the challenges of being an emergency responder.

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John Gentry
Fire Science Technology
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What is Fire Science Technology?

If you are interested in a career in the fire service, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's Fire Science Technology program will prepare you for the challenges facing today's emergency responders. In the program, you will learn the skills of fire suppression and prevention, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care, and leadership. This program is beneficial whether you are seeking a career in emergency services (fire, rescue, EMS, or emergency management) or if you are already involved in providing fire, rescue, or EMS services in your community.

Fire fighter students practicing entering a burning building.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

ECTC has numerous partnerships with 4-year universities. If you are interested in a transfer pathway in this field, check out our partnering university pathways. Find more information on transferring from ECTC.

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, ECTC has you covered. ECTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

Where Do I Start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Field Licensure Requirements

Some employers will require certification through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress in addition to completion of the program.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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