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
- 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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"Hancock college provided me with all the tools to succeed in my career. I had a great staff mentor and plenty of support both inside and outside of the college. In the end I walked away with three degrees, a world of knowledge, a fabulous YMCA career, and a lifetime mentor from a great teacher."
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Video: Wildland Fire Technology Program student Brian says the AHC program is the
best place to be for training in his field.