Navigators Excerpt: Trades Represented in Fire Service

This is an excerpt from the Brain Gain Navigators series.

In this excerpt, John Lightly, fire program instructor and a Youngstown Fire Department battalion chief says students in the MCCTC fire training program should show an aptitude for math and science, particularly biology and anatomy. On the fire-fighting side of the program, the training gets heavily into the trades, such as carpentry, electrical work and welding.

“There’s a lot of tradesmen represented in the fire service, so going through a career and technical college and getting some type of credential that way is a great place to start,” Lightly says.

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