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Our Programs

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

A career in saving the lives of your community!

Fire Science is a cooperative program between IỊisaġvik College and the North Slope Borough (NSB) Fire Department. The program prepares participants in Emergency Medical Services and Municipal Fire Control, and upon completion they will be eligible to apply for Alaska state certifications as an EMT II and as a State of Alaska Firefighter II. The program is operated in accord with the requirements of the 2013 National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Standards.

Participants obtain classroom education, hands-on training and practical experience with the North Slope Borough Fire Department. The program is open to both paid and volunteer firepersons who are able to participate with the NSB Fire Department. Applicants must meet age, education and medical requirements of the NSB Fire Department. State Certifications in EMT II and Firefighter II are offered and apply to the Endorsement and Certificate Programs below.

Degree Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Services Programs program graduates will:

  • Have the requisite knowledge for the EMT and FIRE certifications.
  • Have the general knowledge and skills necessary to meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Standard 1001, Firefighter professional qualifications.
  • Be able to write various reports as applicable and appropriate.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mission, organization and operating procedures of a municipal fire department.

Admission Requirements & Prerequisites

Applicants who wish to apply for this program should first consult with the NSB Fire Department Captain of Operations, Taylor Elbert taylor.elbert@north-slope.org, and then complete an application for admission to the program at IỊisaġvik College.

Programs Offered

  • Endorsement, Municipal Fire Control
  • Certificate, Municipal Fire Control
  • Certificate Emergency Medical Services

Potential Careers

Just a few of the potential career paths: Entry Level Position Fire Fighter, Entry Level Position Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Services Technician (EMS) Ambulance Services or Paramedic Services and much MORE!