HINESVILLE, Ga. - Savannah Technical College has selected Anthony Burns as its Department Head for Fire Science. He teaches and coordinates academic programs, advise students, supervise faculty and perform various departmental and college-wide assignments.
Burns has more than 25 years of fire service experience. He is the Fire Chief for Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department. He has been a fire and public safety instructor since 2009. He also has first responder and emergency medical technician certification.
The STC Fire Science programs prepare graduates for successful careers in the fire and emergency service field, whether they are looking to obtain required certifications to apply to fire departments nationwide or wish to obtain their degree to qualify for promotion into leadership positions at their department. Many of the classes meet the educational criteria established by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council (ProBoard) allowing
students to challenge various national fire service certifications including Fire Officer I & II, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Instructor I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire & Life Safety Educator, etc.
All Fire Science classes are scheduled to help students attend college, while balancing their home/life/ work obligations with a combination of evening and online classes with practical hands-on training occurring at various area fire departments. The Fire Science Degree/ Diploma students to obtain their fire science degree or diploma in one year. The STC Fire Science program office is located at the Liberty Campus (100 Technology Road, Hinesville). Interested students should contact Burns at aburns@savannahtech. edu or STC Business and Public Services Academic Advisor Amber Robinson at arobinson@savannahtech. edu.
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional
programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training, and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.