Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Fire fighters help protect the public by responding to fires and other crisis situations. Although they put out fires, fire fighters more frequently respond to other kinds of emergencies. They are often the first to arrive at the scene of a traffic accident or medical call, and regularly need to treat injuries. At MCC-Blue River's Public Safety Institute, you can complete an A.A.S. in Fire Science Technology or go through our Fire Academy Certification program.
As part of the Fire Academy curriculum, each of our recruits completes the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Recruits may also take the B-5 Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) from IPMA-HR (International Public Management Association for Human Resources) Assessment Services at a discounted price through the MCC-Blue River Testing Center. To schedule an FSEE, please call the Testing Center at 816.604.6434.
All applicants must meet the following MCC prerequisite guidelines before obtaining a Fire Academy application packet:
For further information regarding the AAS in Fire Science Technology, please contact Mrs. Carrie Barnes at 816.604.6720. For information regarding the Fire Academy certificate program, contact Cat Garrett at 816.604.6652.