Catalog 2018-2019 
    Dec 06, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science

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Windsor Public Safety Institute


Randy Souther, 970.339.6276

Program Coordinator and Fire Academy Advisor:

John McDougall, 970.339.6694

CPAT Coordinator:

Tyler Albert, 970.339.6246

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Fire Science Technology (A.A.S. Degree)

Basic Firefighter (Certificate)

Driver-Operator Certificate)

Fire Science Basic Wildland (Certificate)

Firefighter I Academy (Certificate)

Firefighter II Academy (Certificate)

Vehicle Extrication (Certificate)

Fire Science Scholarships and Awards:

Darrel Schneider Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 minimum


Contact the Aims Foundation for qualifications and details

Fire Science Technology

Potential Opportunities: The certificate and degree programs are designed to prepare students for entry level occupations in the fire service as well as provide training and skills for individuals already employed in the fire service that are interested in career advancement. Job opportunities may be found in small or large municipal fire departments, fire protection districts, or industrial fire departments. Students wishing to further their education with a four-year degree have the opportunity to do so through selected university programs.

Registration Requirements: Students must meet the assessment requirements before registering for the A.A.S. degree classes and meet applicable prerequisite courses. Contact a department advisor for details.

Fire Science Wildland

Potential Opportunities: The certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry level occupations in the Fire Service and also offer training for career advancement. Job opportunities include fire departments, State and U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management.  

Advisory Committee

Ron Bateman, Milliken Fire Department

Tom Beach, Southeast Weld Fire District

Michael Blackwill, Windsor-Severance Fire Protection District

Matt Branch, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control

Steve Charles, Berthoud Fire Department

Hugh Kane, Eaton Fire Department

Jim Klug, Frederick-Firestone Fire Department

Taw Tamlin, Fort Lupton Fire

Greg Ward, Loveland Fire Department

Roger Waters, Greeley Fire Department


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