Welcome to the Paradise Valley Community College Emergency Medical Technology & Fire Science program website. Please feel free to learn more about our programs by browsing through our pages.
Led by EMT Program Director Dan Donahue (Captain/Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department), Fire Science Program Director David Sanchez (Captain/Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department), Paramedic Education Program Director Kevin Taussig, Fire Ops Academy Director/Resident Faculty Paul Sunder (retired Captain from the Phoenix Fire Department), and Paramedic Education Program Resident Faculty Robert Dotterer (retired Firefighter/Paramedic from the Phoenix Fire Department), our nationally accredited programs provide a high-level of education and training in the areas of emergency medical services and fire science. With well over 130 years of combined firefighting and emergency medical service experience, our program directors and resident faculty, as well as our numerous experienced adjunct faculty, bring a wealth of knowledge to our programs and are a great asset to students pursuing Fire Science, EMT, and Paramedic Education degrees and professional certifications.
Fire Science News & Information
Fall 2021 Firefighter Operations Academy (Fire I & II Academy)
We are currently accepting academy interest forms for the Fall 2021 semester FSC102: Firefighter Operations Academy, scheduled to begin in August 2021. The deadline to submit an academy interest form is Friday, May 28, 2021. Interviews are anticipated to be held sometime during the first couple weeks in June, but are still being finalized.
(For more information, please see the Firefighter Ops Academy page.)
For more information on our Fire Science Program, please see the Fire Science page.
Paramedic Education News & Information
The next Paramedic Education Program is scheduled to begin sometime in 2021. Information is currently being determined for this next offering and will be announced here at a later date. For other information on our Paramedic Education Program, please see the Paramedic Program page.
EMT News & Information
Students who plan to take the EMT training course need to download the "EMT104 Student Packet & Checklist" off the EMT page in the upper right hand corner of the page under “Downloads” prior to enrollment.
Students cannot enroll in the following EMT training courses online: EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL, EMT200. Students will need to enroll via the other current available registration options, which can be found off the PVCC Admissions page.
For more information on our EMT Program, please see the EMT page.
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