The fire science option programs are designed to prepare students for employment and certifications in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Firefighter I, Firefighter II and other Virginia Department of Fire Programs courses.  

This program is offered in collaboration with the Lynchburg Fire Department. Students complete EMS, FST and general education courses at CVCC and one semester at the Lynchburg Fire Department Recruit School. Students are prepared to enter employment or volunteer opportunities with fire and EMS agencies.

Students must meet the requirements of the CVCC EMS programs, the Lynchburg Fire Department, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services, the National Registry of EMTs and the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. Students must be 16 years of age or older to take EMT and VDFP courses; 18 years of age to take Advanced Life Support courses. EMT certification is required before enrolling in any advanced level programs.