The Xplore Academy is an opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to get a taste of a career in public safety. Aims is hosting a five day camp where students will experience a week in the life of a firefighter or EMT.
Careers in Fire Science can be extremely rewarding from both a mental and physical standpoint. Our programs can prepare you for careers in structural fire through the Fire Academy or help you work your way up the ranks faster by obtaining a degree.
We have everything you need to prepare for a career in fire. Aims is home to the only indoor climate controlled CPAT training and testing center in the state. This aptitude test is required of all firefighters prior to hire or enrolling into the Fire Academy.
The Aims Fire Academy is held at a state-of-the-art training center on campus that will result in a Firefighter I Certificate (and an EMT Certificate), which will meet the hiring requirements for most fire departments. The Fire Academy and EMT will also provide you with the electives you need to continue on to the degree program.
All firefighter candidates must pass a national standardized agility test replicating the physical demands of the fire grounds.
A 15 week course that include 45 hours of classroom work and 135 hours of hands-on training to prepare you for a career in fire service.
You can take classes at Aims while in high school to get a head start on a career in Fire Science!
Are you looking for a rewarding career that will keep you active and allows you to help people on their darkest days? Do you like working as a team and the camaraderie that goes along with it? A career in the fire service might be just what you are looking for. At Aims, you can prepare for careers such as:
Program Mission Statement
To prepare students for entry level and career advancement in the fire service and/or for the pursuit of an advanced degree by educating them in the fundamental concepts of professionalism, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and hands-on training for a successful career in the fire service.