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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"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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Video: Wildland Fire Technology Program student Brian says the AHC program is the
best place to be for training in his field.