CWI Launches New Fire Service Opportunities

Published: July 10, 2020

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Public Safety programs are excited to announce the arrival of opportunities for new firefighters and seasoned professionals now offering Basic Technical Certificates and Associate of Arts degrees for Fire Service Technology and Fire Service Management

“We at CWI are fully invested and enthusiastic for the opportunities this program offers to our students,” said Darrin Raskopf, Director of Fire Service Technology. 

The Fire Service Technology program, ideal for people looking to formalize their structural fire training, will prepare students to work as a full-time or volunteer firefighter. 

Fire Service Management, developed for individuals in the field who want to advance, will cultivate future leaders in the fire and emergency services. CWI’s curriculum is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certified program requirements. 

Students in both programs will be presented with the highest level of classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations.

“This has been a collaborative effort with various professionals from the surrounding fire service and educational institutions,” said Raskopf. We are looking forward to welcoming our next semester of students back into classes with our newly-designed fire service programs.”

“We want Idaho students from CWI getting Idaho fire jobs throughout the state who are trained by the very best local Idaho firefighters and fire command staff,” said Kevin Platts, Director, Public Safety programs.

Basic Technical Certificates can be completed in six months for the Fire Service Technology program and 12 months for the Fire Service Management program. Associate of Arts degrees in both programs will take 24 months to complete. Certificate or degree, these programs are a great way to empower your future while developing the skills you need to excel in the fire service industry.

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