Greenville City Fire Department is offering an exclusive opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to become certified firefighters in just eight weeks at no cost!
Applications are now being accepted for the second annual Firefighter Training Camp, which will be held June 13 – August 5 at the GCFD Training Facility at 688 Mauldin Road. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29.
This training, which covers all aspects of firefighting, as well as CPR and first aid, incident command, hazardous materials operations and auto extrication, would cost thousands of dollars for students who pursued it on their own.
In addition to the coursework, GCFD will also provide opportunities such as ride-alongs with fire crews and mock interviews with area fire chiefs to help prepare the students to enter the job market.
Students who complete the program will receive an IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) certification for Firefighter I and Firefighter II, which means they will be eligible to apply for employment with Greenville City Fire Department or other fire agencies.