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  Fire Medic

Your passion for helping others is matched only by your ability to stay calm in times of crisis. Making a difference is what moves you. You have found your purpose - become a fire medic. 

New! Fire Medic associate degree

Apply now! Classes start September 2014 Green Bay campus
As a graduate of the two-year, 70-credit program, you'll be:
  • Cross-trained in fire protection/suppression and emergency medical services (EMS) at the advanced life support/paramedic level.
  • Prepared for employment in fire-based EMS agencies such as rural and urban fire departments, airport public safety departments, and industrial/fire safety teams.
  • Trained to respond to out-of-hospital medical/trauma emergencies, fire or HAZMAT emergencies, mass casualty incidents and/or special rescue operations in a community served by a full-time fire department.

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Fire Science + Paramedic + General Studies= Fire Medic

The Fire Medic associate degree program is offered in a "laddering" format. The "steps" in the ladder include the 16-credit Fire Science technical diploma (starts in September 2014), 38-credit Paramedic technical diploma, and 21 credits of General Studies courses.  

Choose your own career path.

If you'd like to only pursue a firefighting career, you need only complete the Fire Science technical diploma. If you'd like focus your career in the paramedic field, you'd need only to complete the Paramedic technical diploma.
For maximum career potential, choose the Fire Medic associate degree. You'll be cross-trained in both fire protection/suppression and EMS, preparing you for employment in fire-based EMS agencies such as rural and urban fire departments.

Enhance your paramedic skills.

If you are a graduate of the Paramedic technical diploma, you have already completed an important initial step in the process of achieving a Fire Medic associate degree. You'll need to complete the Fire Science technical diploma and 21 General Studies credits to achieve the associate degree.  


Contact the NWTC Public Safety Department: 920-498-6240, 800-422-6982, ext. 6240, or
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