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Madison WI 53704

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Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Fire Service Certification

Less Than One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 305032


The Fire Services Certification includes 200 hours of fire fighting training that prepares you for the State of Wisconsin Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification examinations. Successful completion of the EMT program also 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 Services Certification classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


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 additonal instructions including equipment and book requirements.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.


Choose from one of the two following Fire Recruit Academy courses:

Take both of the following courses:


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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The Fire Recruit Academy is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.


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