My favorite part about Aims is the instructors...definitely. I'm surrounded by people
who have been in this job for years and love what they do. They work hard and they
inspire me every day. I'm grateful for that."
-Linda, Aims Fire Science student
Get Out of the Classroom and Into the Action
- Operate Like a Working Fire Department
At Aims, you will get a feel for life in the firehouse. This includes morning drills,
accountability and camaraderie with fellow classmates. We have smaller classes so
you can receive more one-on-one instruction and more hands-on training.
- A Training Yard Like No Other
We have the latest technology and training tools to help you prepare for real world
scenarios in a safe environment.
- Burn Tower
Master live fire techniques in a propane fueled simulation tower. You will also be
able to experience smoke filled rooms to zero visibility, perfect ladder operations
and even learn rappelling.
- Car Fire Simulator / Fire Props
We have a variety of different props and technology to simulate the many scenarios
a firefighter may encounter in the line of duty.
- Flashover Simulator
Experience flashover first-hand in a controlled, safe environment.
- Roof Simulator
Practice ventilation techniques on an automated simulator. We can put you up in the
air, change the pitch of the roof and even change the roofing materials.
- State-of-the-Art Mannequins
Learn how to work with patients in the field with mannequins that get elevated heart
rates, different breathing patterns and other variable vital signs.
Learn From the Best
- Aims Instructors are Active Firefighters
Learn from instructors that are currently living the career and want to share valuable information
that they learn call after call.
- Build Connections with Local Firefighters
Since, our instructors are firefighters around northern Colorado, it allows you to
network and build relationships with people who a lot of times will be on hiring committees
for open positions after you graduate.
- Receive Help Getting Your Foot in the Door
At Aims, we will try and help connect you with the right people to get you a job as
a reserve or volunteer while you finish the academy or your degree. This not only
gets you more hands-on experience, but also gets your foot in the door in a highly
Climb the Ladder to Aims' Standards
Aims has the only fire science program in Colorado to be accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
Aims is also recognized by the National Fire Academy (NFA) and the Fire Emergency Services Higher Education network (FESHE). We are the only school in Colorado to have both the IFSAC accreditation and the
FESHE Recognition, meaning you will be tested to some of the highest standards to
prepare you for a career in the fire service.