Wildland Firefighter

If protecting life, property and natural resources from wildfires sounds like a rewarding career; or if using planned, controlled fire as a natural management tool to restore rare prairie plant communities that many animals, including endangered species, depend on sounds interesting, consider pursuing an associate degree in Wildland Firefighter. Your interest in the outdoors and intense physical activity could lead to a successful career as a forestry technician, wildlife technician or endangered resource technician. The Wildland Firefighter degree can help you achieve your goals while working beside agency professionals suppressing wildfires and conducting prescribed burns. This program is designed to equip you with a broad-based wildland fire curriculum. With a solid foundation of general education classes, you will participate in safe and efficient equipment operation training, national wildland fire certification training, live fire experience qualification, wildland fire history and theory, and more.

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Wildland Firefighter
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Associate Degree
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