Posted on: February 21, 2017

New Program Allows TCC Students to Intern with Broken Arrow Fire

TCC interns with fire chief

As part of an innovative new program, the Broken Arrow Fire Department and Tulsa Community College are launching a Fire and Emergency Medical Services internship for TCC students. The interns will take part in the 20-week Broken Arrow Fire Academy, in order to learn the skills needed to perform the duties of a firefighter as well as earning essential certifications for employment.

The first five TCC students will take part in the Broken Arrow Fire Training Academy beginning Tuesday, February 7.

“This is a partnership that allows our students to train side-by-side with cadets for the Broken Arrow Fire Department and will ensure they are workforce ready when they complete their degree or certification in the TCC Fire & Emergency Medical Services program,” said Dr. Craig Brown, Chief of the TCC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology program.

In addition, BAFD employees will be able to take any TCC Fire & Emergency Services courses for professional development or to complete an associate degree in TCC’s program. This reciprocal agreement includes TCC’s EMT and paramedic courses that provides specialized emergency medical care which makes our community safer.

“This is a win-win situation for the City of Broken Arrow,” said Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. “Not only will current firefighters have the opportunity to improve their skills and level of training, this program will also provide a pipeline of trained recruits for future employment.”

If a student is subsequently hired, the City of Broken Arrow will see cost savings of approximately $14,000 per person, as the new hire will have already completed the required 20 weeks of training.

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