Van Buren Technology Center


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?
    Gabe Kooyers, Instructor

This program introduces students to the basic skills required by firefighters including fire control, detection, and prevention. Certifications in this program include CPR; First Aid; and Hazardous Materials, Awareness, and Operations. Students who are at least 16 and pass the class with 70 percent or higher, will be eligible to take the Michigan Firefighter I and II exams for state certification.

               We like this class!
I liked learning how to work at a fire, plus all
about the pumps & extraction tools.
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
Front Left:  Dustin, Decatur; Brett, Hartford; Julius, South Haven; Will, Hartford; Josh, Mattawan

friends. It is a lot of work, you have to study hard,
but you also have a great time and have fun in
this class.
This class has taught us all we need to know to
become a certified fire fighter.  Plus, we are able
 to get Hazardous Materials Awareness and
Operations certifications.

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