Great Plains Technology Center

Firefighter/EMT Academy

Firefighter Program

This program examines the global view of firefighting to include the fire service career, roles of fire service personnel, early traditions and history, fire prevention, firefighter safety, public fire and life safety education, fire investigation, fire related scientific terminology, building construction, fire detection, fire suppression, the role of public and private support organizations, fire and emergency services, and fire department organization and management. Emphasis is on exploration, and analysis of the fire service.

This fulltime program is 6 months long and will cover the following courses:

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hazardous Materials - Awareness and Operations
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II

The Firefighter/EMT Academy prepares students to sit for the EMT, Hazmat and Firefighter certification exams.

Call 580-250-5535 to speak to one of our counselors for enrollment information. Apply today! Our next class starts January 9, 2023.


Click Here to Apply Online

If you completed the online application and are applying as an ADULT STUDENT, please call 580-250-5535 to set up an appointment with a career counselor to finalize your application. If you need a paper application, please call 580-250-5535.

Flyer advertising Firefighter academy starting January 9th

Who Can Attend?

Adult Students


Lawton Campus

Useful Information

Program Begins

July & January

Nancy Howell, Firefighter Instructor

Nancy Howell, Instructor in firefighter gear

Name: Nancy Howell, Firefighter Instructor
Office Number: (580) 250-5582
E-Mail Address: