Fire Service Certification


Recent Graduates

There are 27 recent graduates of this Madison College program.



100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.


Student Satisfaction

100% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 305032

Credits: 10

Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,410.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Fire Academy includes 200 hours of firefighting training that prepares you for the State of Wisconsin Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification examinations. Successful completion of both the Fire Academy and the EMT program will provide you with a diploma in Fire Service Certification.

Program Details

Students in the Fire Academy can attend part time.

Academy classes are offered in two formats:

  • Three days a week during the day
  • In the evenings and one weekend a month

Fire Service Certification classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


To Apply

  1. Register for a Fire Academy section via your student account.
  2. Register for the EMT portion by following the instructions on the admission tab on the EMT program page.

You must complete both EMT and Fire Academy to earn the diploma. You do not need to take them during the same semester.

After Enrollment

You will receive a letter with additional instructions including equipment and book requirements.



Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


Fire Service Certification graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field including:

  • Firefighter
  • EMT

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Fire Protection Technician
  • Fire Protection Systems Installer
  • Industrial Safety Technician
  • Property Risk Management Specialist
  • Fire Protection Consultant
  • Fire Protection Equipment Sales Manager
  • Industrial Safety Manager
  • Municipal Safety Manager
  • Property Loss/Risk Management Supervisor
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Officer

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates282927
    Number of Surveys Sent282927
    Number of Surveys Returned21181
    Percent of Surveys Returned75.0%62.1%3.7%
    Available for Employment871
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market13110
    Percent Not in Labor Market162.5%157.1%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed871
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation871
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation000
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.53.44
    Number of Satisfaction Responses871
    Very Satisfied (4)431
    Percent Very Satisfied50.0%42.9%100.0%
    Satisfied (3)440
    Percent Satisfied50.0%57.1%0.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses21181
    Preparation for Getting a Job341
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job14.3%22.2%100.0%
    Career Change310
    Percent Career Change14.3%5.6%0.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills100
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills4.8%0.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education13120
    Percent Preparation for Further Education61.9%66.7%0.0%
    Personal Interest110
    Percent Personal Interest4.8%5.6%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses871
    Before Enrollment120
    Percent Before Enrollment12.5%28.6%0.0%
    While Attending the College440
    Percent While Attending the College50.0%57.1%0.0%
    After Training at the College311
    Percent After Training at the College37.5%14.3%100.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses871
    In College District741
    Percent In College District87.5%57.1%100.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District130
    Percent of In Wisconsin12.5%42.9%0.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count32
    Average Monthly Wage$2,065$221
    Average Hourly Wage$12.01$1.28
    Average Work Hours per Week40.051.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count3
    Average Hourly Wage$22.98
    Average Work Hours per Week17.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    DeForest Area Fire & EMS Firefighter DeForest
    Edgerton Fire Dept Firefighter Intern Edgerton
    Lake Country Fire & Rescue Intern Delafield
    Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Intern
    Mount Horeb Fire Department Intern Mount Horeb
    Orfordville Fire Department Intern Orfordville

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at

The Fire Recruit Academy prepares you to test for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification.


The Madison College Fire 1 and Fire 2 classes are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) 


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