Firefighter 1 & 2


Are you interested in a career in fire safety? Gateway Community College has the solution! Beginning Fall 2014, Gateway will offer a brand new 1-year college credit certificate program in Firefighting 1 & 2 Certification. Students will be able to:

  • ‪Obtain EMT and CT Fire Fighter 1 & 2 training for certifications
  • Prepare for the standard municipal fire department civil service application exam
  • Receive assistance with locating employment opportunities
  • Receive support obtaining firefighter equipment

Note: There are Medical and physical requirements for program enrollment

Firefighters control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, extricating trapped individuals , hazardous material response, and search and rescue.

EMTs assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and provide disaster assistance. They also transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

For information contact:
Leigh Roberts, Recruitment and Placement Coordinator 203-285-2144.







Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative is 100% funded by a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (TAACCCT)