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.
The Firefighter Technical Diploma will provide applicants with foundational entry level knowledge and practice to pursue a career in the fire service. Students are able to complete five advanced firefighting tactics, apply health & wellness principles to their own professional lives, and earn a valid candidate physical ability test (CPAT) certificate. Requisite building construction, fire behavior, fire protection systems, fire department risk management and soft skills are stressed, along with life-long learning and living habits to become safe and effective fire service professionals. Students will be eligible for employment as a firefighter for volunteer or career service. Additionally, the certificate provides a pathway to the FireMedic and Paramedic Associate Degree Programs.