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Family Night at PCC’s Fire Academy

May 14, 2013

Tucson, AZ -- Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute is hosting Family Night, tonight May 14, 7 p.m., at the Tucson Fire Public Safety Academy, 10001 South Wilmot Road (I-10 and Wilmot).

This is a night were family and friends watch the fire fighter recruits battle the “Dragon Fire” blaze with its large flames fed by natural gas.

The class of 38 students will be honored in a graduation ceremony held on May 22, 6 p.m., at Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. 

PCC, through the Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute, provides two training program options within Fire Science.  These include a Certificate for Direct Employment and an Associate of Applied Science Degree for Direct Employment.

These programs provide students with the academic and hands-on skills training necessary for employment in the firefighting industry.  Graduates are prepared to take the state licensing exam for certification as an Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AzCFSE)-Firefighter I & II. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of firefighters is expected to grow 9 percent from 2010 to 2020.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850