The Fire Service Technology curriculum is designed to develop and upgrade the firefighting skills and knowledge of volunteer and paid firefighters and covers all phases of firefighting. The intent is to provide firefighters with the skills needed to save lives and protect property in a safe and efficient manner.
Participants must be members of a paid or volunteer fire department. Technical skills courses are developed through the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education Emergency Services Training program and are offered through fire departments under the coordination of NIC's Workforce Training Center. Fire service curricula is developed to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards.
Upon completion of the technical classes, students may choose to complete the NIC general education core classes and apply for an A.A.S. degree in Fire Service Technology. Upon completing the A.A.S. degree students may transfer to Lewis-Clark State College to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Service Technology.