Fire and Emergency Services Technology (FEST)
Applied Technology Division
Program Planning Guide
The Fire and Emergency Services Technology program is a unique blend of classroom theory and hands-on training that allows students to build a resume of education, certifications and experience. Students not only graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree, but also with two years of experience earned in real-life situations responding to fires and medical emergency calls through the McLane-Black Lake Fire Department. The South Puget Sound Community College Program is one of only 23 fire service programs in the world recognized by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), and one of only eight programs internationally recognized that have received both IFSAC and recognition by the U.S. Fire Administration for certification of the FESHE (Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education) curriculum. What this means for program graduates is that their training will be nationally and internationally recognized.