Fire Science
firefighters

What specific courses would I be taking?

  • EMT 100 1st Responder Medical
  • FRS 199 Wild Lands Fire
  • FRS 199 Vehicle Extrication
  • FRS 110 Hazard Materials Operations
  • FRS 204 Firefighter I & II Weekly Internship

How?

Our partnership with Northland Pioneer College (NPC) allows you to earn high school credit from NAVIT and college credit from NPC. Most importantly, your tuition is paid by NAVIT.


Wages

Entry level fire fighters earn about $10 per hour; those with some experience can earn more than $15 per hour.


The Future

The demand for fire science and emergency services is expected to increase steadily due to a growing population and the turnover in local volunteer fire department programs and wild land fire control personnel. This program also offers students a head start towards a degree in fire science which is often needed for full-time work in a fire department or emergency services facility.


The Fire Science Courses Prepare you to:
  • Join your local volunteer fire department and become a member of a cadet program
  • Take forest service training prior to fighting wildland fires
  • Take additional training in fire science and emergency medical services needed for full-time work

Open to Juniors & Seniors

  • Offered at the Jake Flake Emergency Services Center in Taylor