This program is a combination of in-class theory, fitness training, and hands-on experiences. Students will participate in real-world, live experiences. Reading and written work is also required.

The goal of this program is to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to the students to prepare them for a career in the fire service or to support their local volunteer fire departments, which is in great need of volunteers.

For those pursuing furthering their Firefighting education, these certifications can be applied to Fire Science programs through the Maine Community College System. These programs work in conjunction with area Fire Departments providing live-in opportunities which allow the students to live at the firehouse and work along with career personnel, giving a hands on experience of living the life in the Fire Service.

Most importantly, students will learn the importance of the fire service community, the worldwide family of brothers and sisters working towards providing a service of life safety, property conservation and environmental protection, the importance of teamwork, of assisting their teammates, confidence in their teammates and in themselves.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Firefighting will be offered in the morning session only (9:00am-11:00am).

Qualities of a Successful Student:

  • Desire to serve the Public
  • Desire to work hard to gain required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Respect for yourself and others
  • Physically fit
  • Work well in a team environment

Sample Wage Potential: FIREFIGHTER (2018 O*Net estimates)

  • Maine: Median $34,210; Top 90% $53,660
  • National: Median $49,620; Top 90% $88,920

Certifications Offered:

  • Maine State Firefighter 1 & 2
  • Haz-Mat Operations

College Credit Opportunities:

  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Eastern Maine Community College

Instructor: Lt. Rick Johnson,