Van Buren Technology Center

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow


Study Fire Science and Work Toward Firefighter I and II Certifications!
Do you like:
  • Helping people?
  • Learning about fire behavior?
  • Learning how to be a firefighter?
  • Working with your hands?
  • Working as a team?
"Serving your community can be one of the most rewarding things that you will ever do!" 
Jeromy Robertson, Instructor

This program is a State of Michigan approved Firefighter 1 & 2 academy.  Students will learn how to work as a team, exercise leadership, and serve their communities.  Cadets will focus on the principles of life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation.  Students who are at least 16 and pass the class with a 70 percent or higher, will be eligible to take the Michigan Firefighter 1 & 2 Hazardous Materials Operations exam for state certification.  This program is not for the faint of heart.  Cadets will be expected to perform at the adult and professional level.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A few of the 2016-2017 Fire Science students   

  We like this class! 
I met a lot of great people in this class and developed teamwork skills.  I will be testing for my Michigan Firefighter I & Firefighter II certifications. This class was a lot of fun with a great teacher.

I am glad that I took this class.  It has opened up a new career opportunity in fire science for me after high school & college.  You do hands-on training, meet new people and make new friends.  It is a lot of work, you have to study hard, but you have a great time and have fun in this class


                                                                                                                         Confined space training
  Related Careers with further education include:
   *Fire Inspector
   *Arson Investigator 
   *Public Safety
   *Safety Officer 
   *State of Michigan Firefighter 1 & 2
   *Hazardous Materials Operations 

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