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BC Fire Technology Program praised after earning five year re-accreditation

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 18:56:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Congratulations are in order for Bakersfield and Kern County Fire Departments after both departments earned re-accredidation for their training program, curriculum and facilities.

The California State Fire Marshal, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection awarded the five-year re-accreditation which also recognizes Bakersfield College's commitment and dedication to the highest levels of professional fire service training.

Deputy State Fire Marshal, Caryn Petty, said

"Bakersfield College boasts flourishing relationships with fire agencies in Bakersfield and Kern County, routinely attracting students statewide to its centrally located campus through its varied curriculum and specialty course offerings. The College has an energetic approach to program enhancement with a strong focus on diversifying student populations while maintaining an unwavering adherence to standardization."

BC currently offers five different fire degrees or certificates within the program and ten within the entire Public Safety pathway.