Fire Service

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South Campus

Chief Pat Dale
Fire Service Manager
253.680.7461

Chief Lloyd Galey
(evening)
Instructor
253.680.7462

Chief Pat Piper
Instructor
253.680.7463

Chief Darrell Taylor
Instructor
253.680.7465

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410

Marilee Chunn
Administrative Assistant
253.680.7460 or 253.680.7585

Location South Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 2:30-10 p.m.

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Students prepare for careers as fire fighters, or in closely related occupations that require certification as a fire fighter in this program that is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. Training incorporates all entry-level requirements according to nationally recognized standards.

Prerequisites:

1) Applicants must meet predetermined assessment test levels in writing, reading, algebra, mechanical reasoning, and space relations.

2) Applicants are to have good eyesight, normal color vision, and be able to pass a stringent physical examination.

3) Applicants must have a current Washington State driver's license, a good driving history, and no criminal record.

4)Students are required to maintain and show proof of medical/health insurance for the duration of Bates Fire Service educational career.


Program length:
Six quarters (approximate)

    Associate in Applied Science Degree: 99-105 Credits

    GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS  
    100+ Level Human Relations 5
    100+ Level Communications 5
    100+ Level Mathematics 5

    REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
    FIRES 101 Orientation to Fire Service 2
    FIRES 102 Firefighter Safety 4
    FIRES 103 Fire Service Applications I 5
    FIRES 104 Physical Fitness I 1
    FIRES 105 Introduction to Fire Science 3
    FIRES 106 Fire Hose and Appliances           3
    FIRES 107 Fire Service Applications II 5
    FIRES 108 Physical Fitness II 1
    FIRES 109 Ladders 5
    FIRES 110 Intermediate Fire Service 2
    FIRES 111 Fire Service Applications  III 4
    FIRES 112 Physical Fitness III 1
    FIRES 121 Wildland Firefighter 2
    FIRES 123 Fire Service Applications IV 5
    FIRES 124 Physical Fitness IV 1
    FIRES 125 Fire Vehicle Operations 3
    FIRES 201 Rescue Procedures 3
    FIRES 202 Advanced Fire Service 3
    FIRES 203 Fire Service Applications  V 5
    FIRES 204 Physical Fitness V 1
    FIRES 206 Employment Preparation 2
    FIRES 207 Strategy, Tactics, and Incident Management 2
    FIRES 208 Fire Service Applications  VI 4
    FIRES 209 Healthcare Provider 1
    FIRES 215 Hazardous Materials I 1
    FIRES 216 Hazardous Materials II 2

    Students must choose either Option I or Option II: CREDITS
    Option I:  Advanced Firefighter  
    Fires 212 Advanced Firefighter 4
    Fires 213 Physical  Fitness 1
    FIRES 222 Advanced Pump Operations 4
    FIRES 220 Fire Service Applications VII 4
    Option II:  Emergency Medical Technician  
    FIRES 225 Emergency Medical Technician  (EMT) 14

    Fire Service Supervision

    Associate in Applied Science: 111 Credits

    GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
    100+ Level Human Relations 5
    100+ Level Communications 5
    100+ Level Mathematics 5
    REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
    FIRES 101 Orientation to Fire Service 2
    FIRES 102 Firefighter Safety 4
    FIRES 103 Fire Service Applications I 5
    FIRES 104 Physical Fitness I 1
    FIRES 105 Introduction to Fire Science 3
    FIRES 106 Fire Hose and Appliances           3
    FIRES 107 Fire Service Applications II 5
    FIRES 108 Physical Fitness II 1
    FIRES 109 Ladders 5
    FIRES 110 Intermediate Fire Service 2
    FIRES 111 Fire Service Applications  III 4
    FIRES 112 Physical Fitness III 1
    FIRES 123 Fire Service Applications IV 5
    FIRES 124 Physical Fitness IV 1
    FIRES 211 Hazardous Operations/Fire Fighter II 7
    FIRES 203 Fire Service Applications  V 5
    FIRES 207 Strategy, Tactics, and Incident Management 2
    FIRES 230 Strategy and Tactics 5
    FIRES 231 Protective Systems 5
    FIRES 232 Hydraulics 5
    FIRES 233 Building Construction 5
    FIRES 234 Codes and Inspections 5
    FIRES 240 Fire Instructor 3
    FIRES 241 Fire Safety Office 2
    FIRES 242 Fire Office I 5
    FIRES 243 Fire Officer II 5

    Fire Service Supervision

    Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

    GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
    FIRES 240 Fire Instructor 3
    FIRES 241 Fire Safety Office 2
    FIRES 242 Fire Office I 5
    FIRES 243 Fire Officer II 5