Fire Science Technology

Fire Science Technology

The TMCC Fire and Rescue Academy for the Fall 2014 Semester has been cancelled due to low enrollments.


The Public Safety Department will be changing the delivery model and schedule of the Fire Academy beginning with the Spring 2015 Semester. The new academy format will be a part-time basis scheduled for Tuesday/Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This new model will cover the Firefighter-1 curriculum, hazardous materials operations and wildland components required for state of Nevada certification at the Firefighter-1 level, which is the minimum requirement to be eligible for fire department job testing at the entry level. The Firefighter-2 curriculum will be offered in a separate semester on a similar type of schedule.


Please check this website later this fall for updates to the new fire academy.

The TMCC fire technology program has several opportunities for those who are interested in jobs in the fire service or want to enhance their current level of training and education. For those interested in a job as a "structure" firefighter, we recommend the Truckee Meadows Community College Fire and Rescue Academy.

For those interested in a career in wildland firefighting, we recommend the fire science degree with a wildland firefighter workshop certifications.

For those interested in obtaining a general degree, we recommend the fire technology degree. In addition, we offer a wide range of workshop classes in wildland firefighting.



Fire Technology Job Opportunities

Although the job market in fire technology is very competitive, TMCC graduates have the required training and certification to be employed upon graduation.

  1. BLM Recruitment
  2. U.S. Government Jobs
  3. California Fire Departments
  4. Nevada Fire Departments
  5. Arizona Fire Departments
  6. Utah Fire Departments

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Professional Development Days

Friday, August 22
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2014 Fall Semester Begins

Saturday, August 23

Fire Science Technology

Regional Public Safety Training Center
Truckee Meadows Community College
5190 Spectrum Boulevard - Office 219
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

Telephone: 775-789-5555 or Fax: 775-789-5431

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