Fire Service

Contact Us

South Campus

Chief Brian Dodge
Instructor
360.870.6700

Chief Craig Keith
Instructor
253.680.7462

Chief Pat Piper
Instructor
253.680.7463

Chief Darrell Taylor
Instructor
253.680.7465

Bob Traufler
Career Advisor
253.680.7412

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 11 a.m.-6:30  p.m.

Fire Service

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)

Learn more at an upcoming Information Session.

    Associate of Applied Science Degree: 99 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 122 Fire Vehicle Operations

    4

    FIRES 123 Fire Service Applications IV

    5

    FIRES 124 Physical Fitness IV

    1

    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 205 Hazardous Materials

    3

    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 210 Confined Space Rescue

    1

    FIRES 211 Advanced Firefighter

    3

    Students must choose either Option A or Option B:

    COURSEWORK

    CREDITS

    Option A: Advanced Firefighter

     

    FIRES 220 Fire Service Applications VII

    4

    FIRES 221 Experiential Lab/Drill

    4

    Option B: Emergency Medical Technician

    FIRES 225 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    8