Fire Service

Our Fire Service Program provides students with hands on training in fire prevention and fire protection systems.  The program  will introduce you to wildland fire prevention which includes fire behavior, fire suppression methods and equipment, safety and incident command. You will be trained in the major categories of hazardous materials.  This includes detection and identification of hazardous materials as well as strategy and tactics in the management of these materials. This program provides preparation for Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence certification.

The final year of the program involves preparation for State Fire Marshall Fire Fighter I and II certification.  The preparation has you train in the essentials of firefighting including fire department operations, firefighting equipment, and safety.

Upon the completion of the program students will have the opportunity to apply to the Fire Academy or continue on at YC to complete the Fire Science – AAS program.


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Fire Service Program Information

Program Sequence:

Fire Service Program Courses


Yavapai College CTEC
220 Ruger Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301


2 years


Sophomore – Senior


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There are two program offerings.

  • Monday – Thursday Courses
    6:45 – 9:15pm
  • Monday – Thursday Courses
    1:15 – 3:45am


Up to 5 High School credits for both years and up to 15 Yavapai College credits for both years.


Certifications include:

  • Wildland Firefighter
  • 911 Dispatcher
  • HazMat Awareness and Operations
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II


  • Enables students to make career decisions consistent with their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and academic achievement.
  • Provides a program of instruction that prepares students for post-secondary education and/or for employment
  • Industry skills development experience and certification to take straight to workforce.


Fire Service Career Opportunities

  • Firefighter
  • Forrest Firefighter

Salaries will range based on hiring entity, location, and years of experience.

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  1. 1Fill out the form below.
  2. 2Check your email and print out the PDF form attached in the email we sent you.
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  3. 3Have your parent sign the form, then please bring the form to your school counselor and they will take it from there.

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