Fire Protection Technology

Fire Protection Technology

Fire Protection Technology

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Be a Hero

As our cities grow, so does our need for dedicated and experienced firefighters. Our Firefighter Training Academy prepares you to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Suppression exam, which certifies you for entry-level firefighter positions throughout the state.

Advance Your Career

After receiving your certification, you can also choose to complete our Associate of Applied Science degree in firefighting. This qualifies you to take other state exams that can lead to advanced careers in fire inspection, fire investigation, hazardous materials emergency response and emergency management. Whether firefighting is a childhood dream or a new ambition, you can make it happen here. The median salary for a firefighter is $50,257 per year.*

*Source:, Gulf Coast region, 2017




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