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Wildland Firefighting

  • Certificate
  • 16 credits
  • 1 Year
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Wildland Firefighting at LSC?

Learn the skills you’ll need to get a job in the field of wildland firefighting at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. After you complete this certificate you can get a job with Natural Resource Agencies as well as with private companies. You’ll need to do a background check before you get a job and a physical test each year. This certificate gives you the desired “Skills, Incident Command and Logistics” courses to prepare you for employment as a wildland firefighter. All courses meet the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Fire Technology
    LSC’s fire tech program did a great job in preparing me for the firefighting field. I felt confident in my ability to contribute to the crew from day one. Lindzi Campbell
    Alum, Fire Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Fire Technology
    It was my dream and goal to work for the Duluth Fire Department. I knew it was competitive but I went for it. If you have a goal for anything in life, give it everything you’ve got and never give up. Davan Scott
    Alum, Fire Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Fire Science and Administration
    In the last 18 years, I have always wanted to go to work. My firefighting career has taken me places that I never thought I would go in life. Joe Tribbey
    Alum, Fire Science and Administration

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security right for you?

Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or, you might provide fire protection as a firefighter.

Plan Your Education

The Wildland Firefighting Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Mitigate hazardous materials releases and emergencies
  • Pumps and water distribution systems
  • Suppression techniques
  • Fire department operations, station life, and working conditions
  • fire weather and fire behavior
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