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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Fire Academy Student
"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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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.