A Career in Structural Fire Science

Firefighter - COCC Structural Fire ScienceCOURAGE
It's the resistance to fear, and the mastery of fear - not the absence of fear.

People working together - pulling, supporting, encouraging, helping - can accomplish anything.

There's no wavering to commitment, no uncertainty, no hesitation. Your actions are there for all to see.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree for Structural Fire Science is used to build technical skills and knowledge necessary for employment in rural fire protection districts, volunteer fire protection agencies and private or public fire departments. The program requires significant on-the-job training (OJT) in participating area fire agencies, where students receive hands on training in fire and emergency medical skills. Current COCC students are affiliated with local fire departments, emergency medical providers and wildland fire agencies.

Whether providing fire suppression, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials response, public education or fire investigation, students are challenged by differing emergencies and circumstances. As a member of a special team, members help people in need, minimize property damage and provide a diverse spectrum of services to the public. Starting salaries in fire service average $2,500-$4,500 per month with excellent fringe benefits.

Employment opportunities:

Assistant Fire Chief   - City of Casa Grande - Casa Grande, AZ

Resident Volunteers   - Nestucca Fire District - Pacific City, OR

Fire Resident   - Vail Fire & Emergency Services - Vail, CO

Fire Battalion Chief   - Bullhead City Fire Department - Bullhead City, AZ

Paramedic   - City of Pendleton - Pendleton, OR (closes: Jun 30, 2015)

Deputy Fire Marshal   - Northwest Fire District - Tucson, AZ (closes: Jul 01, 2015)

Fire Chief   - Village of Roselle - Roselle, IL (closes: Jul 03, 2015)

Firefighter-Paramedics   - Mountain Vista Fire District - Tucson, AZ (closes: Jul 06, 2015)

Clinical Manager   - Falck Northwest - Salem, OR (closes: Jul 08, 2015)

Volunteer Intern EMT/Firefighter   - North Kitsap Fire & Rescue - Kingston, WA (closes: Jul 08, 2015)

Fire Mechanic I   - Central Yavapai Fire District ( - Prescott Valley, AZ (closes: Jul 09, 2015)

Fire Inspector II   - Central Yavapai Fire District - Prescott Valley, AZ (closes: Jul 09, 2015)

Firefighter/Paramedic   - Nikiski Fire Department - Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK (closes: Jul 10, 2015)

Assistant Fire Chief   - Central Fire Protection District - Santa Cruz, CA (closes: Jul 10, 2015)

Fire Marshal   - Central Valley Fire District - Belgrade, MT (closes: Jul 12, 2015)

Maintenance Specialist/ Maintenance Officer   - Mohawk Valley Rural Fire Dist. - Marcola, OR (closes: Jul 15, 2015)

Firefighter /Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT   - City of Mesquite - Mesquite, NV (closes: Jul 15, 2015)

Fire Chief   - City of Mountain View, CA - Mountain View, CA (closes: Jul 19, 2015)

Paramedic - Shift Lieutenant   - City of Dallas, OR - Dallas, OR (closes: Jul 20, 2015)

Assistant Fire Chief/Operations   - Great Falls Fire Rescue - Great Falls, MT (closes: Jul 22, 2015)

Fire Chief   - Hubbard Fire District - Hubbard, OR (closes: Jul 23, 2015)

Assistant Fire Chief   - Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District - Lake Tahoe, NV (closes: Jul 24, 2015)

Firefighter - Entry Level   - North Mason Regional Fire Authority - Belfair, WA (closes: Jul 24, 2015)

Fire Chief   - North Whatcom Fire and Rescue - Bellingham, WA (closes: Jul 31, 2015)

Fire Chief   - City of Pendleton - Pendleton, OR (closes: Jul 31, 2015)

Entry Level Firefighter & Lateral Firefighter   - Central Pierce Fire & Rescue - Tacoma, WA (closes: Aug 06, 2015)

Fire Prevention Officer   - City of Bellevue - Bellevue, WA (closes: Aug 10, 2015)

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