Deadline approaching for MCC’s Fire Academy

Mohave Community College is offering its Spring 2017 Fire Academy to those seeking a career in firefighting.

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Mohave Community College is offering its Spring 2017 Fire Academy to those seeking a career in firefighting.

KINGMAN – Men and women who want to become firefighters should fill out an application for the Mohave Community College Spring 2017 Fire Academy. Space is limited to 15 recruits and the application deadline is Oct. 28.

Mohave Community College’s Fire Science Program partners with local fire stations to offer the best education and training in the region.

Completion of the fire academy is a requirement for anyone who wants to become a firefighter.

The MCC Fire Academy is a 272-hour course providing recruits training in basic firefighting concepts including fire behavior, rescue procedures, command and control, fire suppression, hazardous materials, and firefighter safety.

Recruits who successfully complete the Spring 2017 academy will receive 12 college credits, establishing a foundation for an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science.

This is a 16-week academy. The course is scheduled Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to10 p.m., and all day Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exact dates for the academy will be determined later.

This program has a strict attendance policy and students are only allowed 24 hours of excused absences during the course of the program.

More information is available at http://www.mohave.edu/academics/certificates/firescience.

Those interested can also call Kamrin Dooley, Mohave Community College director of Fire Science Programs at 928-757-0841.