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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.


About Our Programs
Led by Dan Donahue, EMT Program Director & Captain/Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department,  Paul Sunder, Fire Science Program Director & Captain (retired) from the Phoenix Fire Department, and Bob Dotterer, Paramedic Education Program Director retired from the Phoenix Fire Department, our nationally accredited programs provide a high-level of education & training in the areas of emergency medical services and fire science. With over 85 years of combined firefighting & EMS experience, our program directors bring a wealth of knowledge to our programs and are a great asset to students pursuing EMT, Paramedic, and Fire Science degrees and professional certifications.



  • Spring 2017 Firefighter Operations Academy (Fire I & II Academy)
    The deadline to submit an academy interest form for the Spring 2017 academy has passed and interviews for the selection process have been completed.  If you have all the prerequisites completed & are interested in still trying to get into the Spring 2017 academy please contact the EMT/FSC Office at (602) 787-6782 ASAP to see if any available spots are open.  For those interested in redshirting during the Spring 2017 semester, please contact Brandon Sunder by 12/15.
  • Fall 2017 Firefighter Operations Academy (Fire I & II Academy)
    We are currently accepting academy interest forms for the Fall 2017 semester FSC102: Firefighter Operations Academy, scheduled to begin in August 2017.  The deadline to submit an academy interest form is Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Interviews are anticipated to be held towards the end of June 2017.
    (For more information, please see the Firefighter Ops Academy page.)
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  • For more information on our Fire Science Program, please see the Fire Science page.


  • Paramedic Education Program
    The next scheduled Paramedic Education Program is scheduled to begin January 2018.  Please stay tuned for more information regarding this program in late summer 2017.
  • For more information on our Paramedic Education Program, please see the Paramedic Program page.


  • Enrollment for EMT104 & EMT200 CANNOT be completed online!!! Enrollment must be through phone registration or in person through Admissions & Records in the KSC Building on campus.
  • For more information on our EMT Program, please see the EMT page.