Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Employment in this career area is expected to grow as fast as the average for all jobs, however candidates for these positions are expected to face keen competition as these positions are highly attractive and sought after. Many people are attracted to fire fighting because it is challenging and provides the opportunity to perform an essential public service. Applicants with the best chances are those who have completed fire fighter education, are EMT or paramedic certified, are physically fit, and who score high on physical conditioning and mechanical aptitude exams.
According to the US Bureau of Labor, most job growth will stem from volunteer fire fighting positions being converted to paid positions. In recent years, it has become more difficult for volunteer fire departments to recruit and retain volunteers. This may be the result of the considerable amount of training and time commitment required.
Furthermore, a trend towards more people living in and around cities has increased the demand for fire fighters. When areas develop and become more densely populated, emergencies and fires affect more buildings and more people and therefore require more fire fighters.
"The BATC RCA graduating class is a great resource for the City of North Logan to hire trained certified firefighters and emergency medical technicians. We have used this resource many times and have hired several graduating students who now run day to day emergency calls for our city. Without this program, it would take a lot of time and money to have the same results and dedication that is accomplished in months at BATC" -Chief Jon Keller, North Logan Fire Department
Get started now; register for Introduction to Fire & Rescue Services.
Approximate TOTAL cost for RCA class is $3,110, which includes tuition, fees, books, and equipment.
Clinical courses may require travel.
See e-Learning Components for the ONLINE Introduction to Fire & Rescue Services course.
Applications Due: July 20, and classes begin in August
Tu W Th: 4-10 pm, Sat: 8-5 pm