Why choose Firefighter Technician?
- 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.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
What You'll Learn
The Firefighter Technician program teaches the entry-level fire behavior and techniques needed to control structural and related fire emergencies as well as life safety practices. Graduates have the option to continue in the Fire Protection Technician associate degree program.
You will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of fire suppression, rescue, truck and pump operation, and performance of fire inspections. 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.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2021/2022 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $4,464.92
- Books: $644.20
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $708.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $5,817.12
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.
|10503153||Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations||1.00|
|10503191||Principles of Emergency Services||2.00|
|10503112||Advanced Firefighting Practices||3.00|
|10503111||Driver/Operator - Pumper||3.00|
|10503108||Firefighter Health and Fitness||2.00|
|10503192||Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival||3.00|
BRANDON HAGEMAN, AAS, BAS, MS
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency response management from the UW–Oshkosh and a master’s in education for UW–Stout, Brandon also holds a variety of fire and emergency services certifications as well as an e-learning and online teaching graduate certificate. He started his career as a firefighter/EMT after serving four years in the US Navy as an aircraft mechanic. Brandon has served as a paid-on-call firefighter/EMT for the City of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and a career firefighter/EMT with the City of Rochester, Minnesota. To keep current with knowledge, skills, and abilities, he currently serves as a part-time as firefighter/EMT for De Pere Fire Rescue.
"The words of Mark vonAppen capture a core principle of what I seek to instill in my students: “The nature of our business is to respond to chaos. The manner in which we prepare should never be.'”
- Fire Inspector
"The Firefighter Technician program is a win-win for both student and employer, allowing candidates to enter the career field earlier and providing the job-specific training needed to relieve shortages encountered by local fire departments so they can continue to serve the community effectively.”
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF FIRE OPERATIONS
STEVENS POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT
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