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Wildland Fire Technology

Earning an A.S. degree or a certificate in wildland firefighting from Allan Hancock College will provide students with the skills necessary to pursue successful careers including:

  • Wildland Firefighter (Engine) Smokejumper
  • Helicopter Crewmember Fire Prevention
  • Hotshot Crewmember Fuels Management/Prescribed Fire

Due to their ongoing involvement in wildland firefighting, city and county fire agencies also value the training offered by the wildland fire technology program. For this reason, students pursuing structural firefighting also benefit from the program, adding greater diversity to their training experience.

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Collete Layton

Collete Layton
Fire Technology

"My experience in Allan Hancock College's Fire Academy was phenomenal. I received a top-notch education from experienced instructors who were dedicated to training the next generation of firefighters. The hands-on training we received in the college's state-of-the-art facility was an amazing opportunity and prepared me for my current job as a firefighter for the Atascadero department of fire and emergency services."
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Wildland Fire Technology Testimonial PhotoVideo: Wildland Fire Technology Program student Brian says the AHC program is the best place to be for training in his field.

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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015