Fire Technology

Welcome to Fire Technology

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"I have learned through the LMC Fire Technology Program how to work effectively within a team to achieve a common goal in varying and challenging situations. " 

– Chris Giddis 
Fire Technology student, Fire Academy graduate

About the Program

LMC Fire Technology classes are offered at two locations in the county: Los Medanos College and the LMC Brentwood Center.

Los Medanos College offers programs to aid those pursuing or working in fire service careers. The first program consists of six semester-long classes leading to a fire technology certificate or degree.

certificate of achievement may be earned by completing the required fire technology courses listed below in addition to completion of competency requirements (see catalog) with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completion of the 26 units of required fire technology courses listed below plus College Associate Degree requirements (see catalog).

To receive a certificate an official request must be filed with the Office of the Dean of Career and Technical Education and departmental approval must be obtained.

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    FIRE 101 Fire Protection Organization ( Pre-Req for the Fire Academy) 3
    FIRE 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion (Pre-Req for the Fire Academy) 3
     FIRE 103 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems  
     FIRE 105  Fire Prevention  
     FIRE 104  Building Construction for Fire Protection  
     FIRE 107  Firefighter Safety and Public Education  
    EMS 10 EMT Program / This class plus NREMT certification are prerequisites to attend LMC FIRE Academy/FIRE 120. Prerequisites for FIRE Academy:Fire 101, Fire 102, Fire 106 or valid CPAT Card and EMT License.  


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The above listing is a suggested sequence only. Some courses may have prerequisites. Students may take courses in any sequence except where a prerequisite applies.

See Course Catalog for complete information on specific requirements and course options to fulfill degree requirements. A Los Medanos College counselor may be of assistance for program planning and career guidance assistance.

This two-year associate of science degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in fire protection and for people presently in those careers wishing to improve their academic and technical skills and abilities.

The Fire Technology Program is based on the Uniform Fire Technology curriculum as approved by the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chiefs Association.

How do I get more information on this program?

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