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Fire Service Certification

Less Than One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 305032


The Fire Service Certification includes 200 hours of firefighting training that prepares you for the State of Wisconsin Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification examinations. Successful completion of the EMT program will also 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.

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 additional instructions including equipment and book requirements.



Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


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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Fire Service Jobs

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


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