About the Department

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Career departments, volunteer departments and combination fire departments combine to comprise approximately 100 fire departments throughout southwest Missouri. The Fire Science Technology program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. With three different levels of education, the OTC Fire Science department offers different paths to different jobs within the fire science field.