Full scholarships available for those impacted by COVID-19. 

The Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development Center is offering scholarships for community members who want to explore the career of wildland fire fighting by taking wildland firefighter training courses at Front Range Community College.  

Anyone whose household experienced financial hardship—or disruption of education—because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible. Scholarships may cover all FRCC tuition and fees. 

“Unfortunately, the number and intensity of wildland fires has grown in recent years, so our communities need more fire fighters,” said Jennifer Lee, director of FRCC’s forestry and natural resources programs. “That opens many more doors for employment—and makes the once seasonal job of a wildland firefighter more of a year-round occupation.” 

Interested in becoming a wildland fire fighter?  

Fill out Larimer County’s training request form, and then register for classes through FRCC.  

“This is amazingly simple for folks who qualify,” said Lee. “Most people hear back about their scholarship application within two to three days. And while they’re waiting to hear back, they can register for these classes to save their spot.” 

Students can earn a certification in wildland fire in just one semester at FRCC by taking these four courses: 

  • Introduction to Wildland Fire 
  • Firefighting Training 
  • Wildland Fire Practitioner Lab 
  • Wildfire Chain Saws 

These classes begin February 1, so now is the time to apply. (Please note: These scholarships are not retroactive.) 

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About Front Range Community College 

FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder CountyLarimer CountyWestminsterBrighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System. 

About the Colorado Community College System 

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. 

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