Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program
NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.
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The Firefighter program is accredited by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and courses are designed to meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications requirements for certification. This program provides training focused on developing individual competencies such as beginning and advanced firefighting and hazardous materials handling in a team-based learning environment. Students develop skills that are fundamental to firefighting in preparation for entering the fire service. Certification testing is administered upon completion.
This program is open to qualified high school and adult students.
Students must meet the following requirements:
High school students must be in second semester of their senior year and be 18 years old on or before March 1st
Adult students must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Complete the placement assessments as noted below
Be in good physical and psychological condition for employment requirements
Fitness requirement: 1.5 mile run in 16:49 minutes, 20 pushups in one minute, and 30 sit-ups in one minute (this is assessed before the acceptance into the Fire Academy).
NOTE: The physical strength and endurance demand associated with training and on-the-job use and operations of current firefighting equipment include lifting, carrying, pulling of objects, climbing, crawling, running, and hoisting. Physical agility requires upper body strength, aerobic conditioning, and flexibility. Students will be exposed to dark rooms, confined spaces, and extreme heat and cold
Students must submit the required documentation:
Davis Tech Safety Information Acknowledgement
Current CPR certification. CPR certification must meet the requirements set forth by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness and must not expire before the end of the program. Acceptable CPR courses are:
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (preferred)
All courses must have an in-person skills evaluation completed by an instructor. Online courses will not be accepted. A list of accepted courses is found here.
If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, program, or application process, please contact the Health Professions Advisor at 801-593-2362.
Placement Assessment Requirements
Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases.
The following tests are required for this program:
High School student applicants must submit transcripts for ALL PROGRAMS. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of Math 2 (B or higher) and English 2 (B or higher) is required to waive testing for high school students. Some programs have higher GPA requirements. Student’s must have the minimum required grade for two quarters or one semester in the same school year.
Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college
Credentials and Certifications
Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Firefighter I
Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Firefighter II
Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Hazardous Materials - Awareness
Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Hazardous Materials - Basic Operation
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