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.

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

COMMITMENT
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:


ISO Field Positions Open- Public Protection, Flood Mitigation & Fire Protection   - Various Locations


Deputy State Fire Marshal   - Oregon State Police - Bend and Roseburg, OR


Fire Inspector I/II   - Clark County - Vancouver, WA


Deputy Fire Marshal/Deputy Fire Marshal, Senior   - Clark County - Vancouver, WA


Volunteer Resident   - Spokane County Fire District #9 - Mead, WA


Student Firefighter   - Illinois Valley Fire District - Cave Junction, OR


Resident Volunteer Firefighter / EMT   - Illinois Valley Fire District - Cave Junction, OR


Resident Volunteer Firefighters/EMT's   - Sheridan Fire District - Sheridan, OR


Student Firefighter   - Goshen Fire District - Goshen, OR


Firefighter/Paramedic   - Yachats Rural Fire Protection District - South Lincoln County, OR


Firefighter/Paramedic   - Shields Fire and Rescue - Bozeman, MT


Fire Chief   - Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District #14 - Corbett, OR


Firefighter   - Jefferson County Fire District 1 - Madras, OR


Resident Volunteer Firefighter/EMT   - Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue - Nehalem, OR


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


Resident Volunteers   - Nestucca Fire District - Pacific City, OR


Firefighter-Paramedics   - Mountain Vista Fire District - Tucson, AZ


Fire & Life Safety Lieutenant   - Philomath Fire & Rescue - Philomath, OR (closes: Jul 31, 2015)


Deputy Fire Marshal   - Northwest Fire District - Tucson, AZ (closes: Jul 31, 2015)


Firefighter/Paramedic   - North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District - Incline Village, NV (closes: Jul 31, 2015)


Fire Chief   - Cities of San Marino, San Gabriel and South Pasadena - CA (closes: Jul 31, 2015)


Full-Time Firefighter / EMT   - East County Fire & Rescue - Camas, WA (closes: Jul 31, 2015)


Firefighter - Paramedic   - Eugene & Springfield Fire - Eugene and Springfield, OR (closes: Jul 31, 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)


Firefighter/Engineer   - City of Chehalis - Chehalis, WA (closes: Aug 03, 2015)


Operations Chief – Fire & Emergency Services   - City of Gresham - Gresham, OR (closes: Aug 03, 2015)


Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/PM   - Clark County Fire District 6 - Vancouver, WA (closes: Aug 04, 2015)


Fire Chief   - Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department - Sun Prairie, WI (closes: Aug 04, 2015)


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


Fire Captain   - Sunriver Fire Department - Sunriver, OR (closes: Aug 07, 2015)


EMS Paramedic   - Klamath County Fire District No. 1 - Klamath Falls, OR (closes: Aug 07, 2015)


Battalion Chief—Prevention   - City of Kingman - Kingman, AZ (closes: Aug 10, 2015)


Battalion Chief—Training & Safety   - City of Kingman - Kingman, AZ (closes: Aug 10, 2015)


Assistant Fire Chief   - Clallam County Fire District 3 - Sequim, WA (closes: Aug 10, 2015)


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


Deputy Fire Chief   - Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, - Silverdale, WA (closes: Aug 14, 2015)


Firefighter Cadet   - Corpus Christi Fire Department - Corpus Christi, TX (closes: Aug 16, 2015)


Executive Assistant to the Board of Fire Commissioners   - Fire District 1 - Everett, WA (closes: Aug 21, 2015)


Deputy Fire Chief   - City of Redmond - Redmond, WA (closes: Aug 21, 2015)


Deputy Fire Chief   - Hellsgate Fire District - Star Valley, AZ (closes: Aug 21, 2015)


Firefighter/Paramedic   - Columbus Rural Fire District #3 - Columbus, MT (closes: Aug 21, 2015)


Student Firefighter   - South Lane County Fire-Rescue - Cottage Grove, OR (closes: Aug 21, 2015)


Chief   - Skamania County Emergency Medical Service - Stevenson, WA (closes: Aug 26, 2015)


Firefighter / Paramedic   - Sandy Fire District No. 72 - Sandy, OR (closes: Aug 28, 2015)


Battalion Chief   - Cosumnes Fire Department - Elk Grove, CA (closes: Sep 17, 2015)


Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic   - Metro Fire Agency Testing Consortium - Salt Lake County, UT (closes: Sep 18, 2015)


Firefighter / Paramedic   - Graham Fire & Rescue - Graham, WA (closes: Sep 28, 2015)


https://chsmedical-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobsearch - Oversees Paramedic listings


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