The Fire Medic associate degree has replaced the Fire Protection Technician degree at Gateway Technical College.
Firefighters must be ready to properly handle any emergency that occurs, assess the situation, determine incident priorities, and then safely and effectively manage the emergency. Gateway provides the training to give students the tools to handle these situations and more.
Fire Medic associate degree students are immersed in hands-on emergency scenario training preparing for what they will see in the field. Students complete cross fit training and have the opportunity to prepare for and earn the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification. The program allows students to take their Firefighter I skills to a mastery level as they prepare to enter their career.