Fire Science

Fire Science

If you've ever considered a career in firefighting, GCCC is your place to be. With our extensive fire science facility, hands-on-training, and expert faculty, you will be able, willing, and ready to enter the workforce and begin a successful firefighting career.

fire truck and tower

Firefighters are trained professionals who are willing to take serious risks to serve others, and they are in demand nationwide. GCCC's fire science program will prepare you for national certifications and exams to give you a jump-start to your career. In the classroom, you'll learn more about emergency medical services, fire prevention, and fire control and rescue techniques. And armed with this knowledge, you'll be able face real fires and rescue situations in our live burn tower. 

For more information about our program or to enroll, contact Larry Pander at 620-275-3251 or


GCCC and Northwest Kansas Technical College to offer students the opportunity to pursue thier degree while being able to reside in Northwest Kansas. Please visit their website for more information.

Career Opportunities

  • Firefighter
  • Driver / Operator
  • Hazmat Technician
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Arson Investigator
  • Firefighter Trainer
  • Fire Administrator

Classes & Certifications

  • Firefighter I & II
  • Hazmat Awareness / Operations / Technician
  • Driver / Operator
  • Officer I
  • Instructor I & II
  • Technical Rescue I & II
  • Rappelling
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Incident Management
  • Fire Investigator I & II
  • Building Construction
  • Fire training using live burn training tower