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Firefighter, EMT Certification Available at LaGrone ATC Starting 2018-19

High school students who have dreamed of being first responders and serving the community will have the opportunity to earn their certifications while still in high school starting next year. Through a partnership with the Denton Fire Department, members of the Class of 2021 can enroll in the two-year program at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex, in preparation to pass their fire fighter or emergency medical technician (EMT) certification exam.


“Because of the partnership with Denton FD, our graduates who complete the certification process will gain an advantage during the interview process with the Denton Fire Department,” said Marcus Bourland, principal of the LaGrone ATC.


Instructors will be members of the faculty at North Central Texas College who currently administer the program on the college campus.


Class work is the equivalent to other programs and includes an intensive para-military physical fitness style training. All candidates will learn to use the appropriate equipment and receive hand-on medical equipment necessary to complete the program.


Students will accompany current fire personnel on the required ‘ride-a-longs’ to active scenes outside of the regular school hours. 


Current freshmen and sophomore students who are interested need to contact their counselor immediately to ensure they are enrolled in the appropriate pathway courses.


As with all programs at the LaGrone ATC, Denton ISD students will receive first priority in enrollment and classes will then be filled with students from the surrounding eight district who have an agreement to attend.


For more information contact your high school counselor or the LaGrone ATC directly by calling (940) 369-4850.