Fire Service Certification

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Why choose Fire Service Certification?

  • The current demand for qualified full-time firefighters is high.
  • The fire service is an excellent career that provides a satisfying opportunity to serve the public and help people in their time of need.
  • Full-time firefighters typically enjoy a family-sustaining salary and benefits package.
When life, property, and the environment are at risk due to a fire emergency, we rely on skilled firefighters to tackle the threat and mitigate losses.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

The Fire Service Certification program teaches the entry-level fire behavior and techniques needed to control structural and related fire emergencies as well as life safety practices. EMT skills and knowledge are also learned in this program.

You will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of fire suppression, victim rescue, salvage, and overhaul. You will also be exposed to realistic simulations—inside and outside the classroom—and train on Mid-State’s state-of-the-art burn tower, fire engines, and other high-tech equipment. Developed in partnership with local fire departments, this program ensures you have a competitive edge when starting your career.


  • Demonstrate professional conduct by displaying personal code of ethics, positive work ethics, flexibility, teamwork skills, physical fitness, safe procedures, and sensitivity to diverse cultures and individuals.
  • Meet professional fire and EMS credentialing standards.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $2,667.75
  • Books: $195.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $2,862.75

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  30503101 Basic Firefighting and Hazmat Ops 4
  Term Total   4 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  30503102 Advanced Firefighting 2
  30503103 Firefighter Safety and Survival 2
  Term Total   4 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10531168 EMT Basic 5
  Term Total   5 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10546110 Mental Wellness and Stress Management 3
  Term Total   3 Credits
  Program Total   16 Credits



  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Firefighter/Paramedic


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program; however, some courses have age requirements. Speak to a Mid-State advisor for more information. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track

“The Fire Service Certification program at Mid-State will be a great opportunity for us to engage young people in our community, even at the high school level.”




Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

Fire Service Certification Program Pathway