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Firefighter

Firefighters cooperate with their local community to increase their awareness of fire safety. In addition, they are also responsible for promoting fire safety standards by conducting practice drills and other trainings in public and commercial premises. Firefighters usually work long and varied hours. Most work on a 24-hour shift and are off the following 48 or 72 hours. Some work 10/14 (10 hours working and 14 hours off). 

 

Forest Firefighter

Forest and wildland firefighters work for state or federal government agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. They are specialized and highly trained firefighters working in hazardous conditions to suppress and control wildfires. Entry-level and temporary jobs are available for those who meet physical fitness requirements.

 

Arson Investigator

An arson investigator is part detective, part fire scientist. After fires are reported and suppressed, arson investigators help determine the cause of the blaze and, if appropriate, whether criminal activity is involved. Arson investigators coordinate  with fire departments, law enforcement agencies, the courts and criminal justice system.

Find Training & Education Programs in Fire Services & Science

Central New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College - Advanced Technology Center | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Montoya | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - South Valley | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Westside | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College | Albuquerque

Fire Services Administration

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 3 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Charles Molinari,
cmolinari@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 50473

Fire Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Charles Molinari,
cmolinari@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 50473

Fire Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 2 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Charles Molinari,
cmolinari@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 50473

Central New Mexico Community College | Rio Rancho

Fire Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 2 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Charles Molinari,
cmolinari@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 50473

Fire Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Charles Molinari,
cmolinari@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 50473

Northern New Mexico

Luna Community College

Northern New Mexico College

San Juan College | Farmington

Fire Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Troy Brown,
brownt@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-3634

Fire Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Troy Brown,
brownt@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-3634

Santa Fe Community College

University of New Mexico | Los Alamos

Fire Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Online

Contact Info:
Mario Velardi,
mvelardi@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

University of New Mexico | Taos

Eastern New Mexico

Clovis Community College | Clovis

Mesalands Community College

New Mexico Junior College | Hobbs

New Mexico State University | Carlsbad

Southern New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College | Las Cruces

Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid

Contact Info:
Jonathan Mark Nunley,
jnunley@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7746

Fire Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 8 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid

Contact Info:
Jonathan Mark Nunley,
jnunley@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7746

Fire Prevention and Safety Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid

Contact Info:
Jonathan Mark Nunley,
jnunley@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7746

Eastern New Mexico University | Ruidoso

Wildland Fire Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 17, 2021

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1139

Wildland Fire Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 17, 2021

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1151

Structural Fire Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 17, 2021

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1136

Structural Fire Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 17, 2021

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1151

Fire Prevention and Safety Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 17, 2021

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1138

New Mexico State University | Alamogordo

Western New Mexico

University of New Mexico | Gallup

Western New Mexico University | Silver City

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