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Fire Service

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An incredibly rewarding career, fire service demands a high level of professionalism and dedication. Firefighters saves lives, protect property and serve the community. At Bates, students prepare for careers as fire fighters, or in closely related occupations that require certification as a fire fighter in a program that is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. Learn more about our Fire Service program.

Faculty Spotlight

Instructor Taina Anderson

Taina Padilla Anderson, Civil Engineering Technology instructor

"I love teaching anything that makes my students critically think and analyze problems. It makes the lessons more interesting for not only me, but the class as a whole," says Taina.

Find out what inspires Taina each day.