Fire Fighting

NOTE: Minimum age for taking the firefighting exam in Maine is 16 years old

Fire Fighter I & II is a one-year course of study based on the latest Standards for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Upon successful completion of this program you will qualify to test for State Certification in Fire Fighter I & II. Area colleges that offer Fire Science programs typically award up to 6 college credit hours for this nationally recognized certification. Students enrolled in this program must be mature and willing to participate in rigorous physical fitness training. Students are also highly encouraged to become junior firefighters in their local fire departments, allowing them to gain insight into the daily roles and responsibilities as well as vital field experience of the Fire and EMS Service.

Instructor: Lt. John Brooks

Professional Licenses /Certifications
Fire Fighter I & II Certification
NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700
Hazardous Materials Operations


Skills/Knowledge Acquired
Self Confidence
Radio Communication
Fire Behavior
Firefighting tools & equipment maintenance
Search and Rescue
Basic Firefighter operationsHazardous materials awareness
Command structure

Course Activities
Physical Training
Public Speaking
Leadership training
Donning and doffing of equipmentEquipment operation and techniques
Field trips to local Public Safety facilities


Dual Enrollment/College Credits
Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) 3-6 college credits


Entry Level Career Opportunities
Full Time Firefighter​​
Live-in Student Firefighter
Per-Diem Firefighter


Career Opportunities (with further education)
Fire Lieutenant​​​
Fire Captain
Fire Chief​​​​