Emergency Services

Emergency Services class
A.A.S./Certificate

Emergency Services

The Emergency Services Division is home to training and education for Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Science (EMS), and Fire Service.

COVID-19 Training and Information Videos

Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS Personnel: The link below takes you to a YouTube video produced by A-B Tech EMS Instructors, designed to help you protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. The video is 12 mins in duration.

COVID19 Prevention for Responders Video

EMS and Fire Medical First Responders: The link below takes you to a YouTube video training program on the level of PPE needed and the local EMS protocol taking effect 3/27/2020. All EMT, Advanced EMT, Paramedic, and EMD personnel are covered by this protocol.

EMS PPE, Protocol Training Video

The Emergency Services Division is home to training and education for Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Science (EMS), and Fire Service. Programs generally offer two types of training. Curriculum programs are college classes which lead to a degree. Continuing Education programs are stand-alone courses which usually qualifies the student to take an exam for state certification or other credentials. Continuing education classes do not result in college credit and usually cannot be transferred to a college degree program of study.

Link to "IGNITE" Firefighting Certification Program

 

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Certificate Program

Join the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and get the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with the state, county, or municipal governments, or with a private enterprise.;

For more information contact Marty McNeely, Director of Law Enforcement Training, at 828-782-2841 or martyamcneely@abtech.edu.

Link to page: Basic Law Enforcement Training

 

Criminal Justice Technology

A.A.S. Degree Program

Are you looking for a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, or a loss prevention specialist? This curriculum is designed to provide practical knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations as well as increase employment opportunities in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields.

For more information, please contact Sarah Benson at (828) 782-2395 or sarahabenson@abtech.edu

Link to page: Criminal Justice Technology

 

Law Enforcement In-Service and Continuing Education Program

Our Law Enforcement Continuing Education Program provides specialized training programs for sworn officers. Click the link below for more information and access to the program web page.

Link to page: Law Enforcement Training

Check the Facebook page "Buncombe County Fire & Rescue Training" for updated schedules.

Link to page: Buncombe County Fire Training Calendar

Emergency Medical Service Online CE Training

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is proud to announce the development of online continuing education. This training is currently at the EMT level with advanced level provider classes being developed. Emergency Medical Service "Continuing Education" Training

Emergency Medical Science AAS Degree

A.A.S. Degree Program

Become a paramedic where you will do something different every day, for every call. Become well-versed in rescue skills, knowledge of fire scene operations, hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, and self-defense. This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. Further education can lead to careers with rescue teams and supporting law enforcement or in wildland fire suppression, critical care, incident command, and many other opportunities.

For more information contact Anthony Green at (828) 782-2359 or anthonytgreen@abtech.edu

Link to page: Emergency Medical Science - AAS Degree Program

 

Public Safety Administration

For more information contact Stacy Workman at (828) 782-2350 or stacybworkman@abtech.edu

Link to page: Public Safety Administration

Good to know

Have you considered an exciting career in law enforcement, firefighting, or EMS?

Join us on Wednesday, June 19, for the Emergency Services Open House to explore our Criminal Justice, EMS, and Fire Protection programs! Tour the high-tech A-B Tech Woodfin training facility and its driving course, fire tower, burn buildings, ambulances, criminal justice lab; meet our faculty and advisers; and learn about our new Public Safety Administration programs for industry professionals.

The event also features:

  • Criminal Justice, EMS and Fire Protection instructors
  • A-B Tech recruiters
  • A bookstore gift certificate drawing
  • A local food truck

Join us to plan your future and register for Fall Semester classes that begin August 19! For more information, call Clint Gorman at (828) 782-2123.

Wednesday, June 19, 4-7 PM

A-B Tech Woodfin
24 Canoe Lane
Asheville, NC 28804

Directions

To visit a larger map, visit Google Maps

From the South

Take I-26 W towards Asheville. Before entering into Downtown Asheville, take exit 4A on the left to stay on I-26 toward UNC Asheville/Weaverville. Go about 2.5 miles, then take exit 24 for Elk Mountain Rd toward Woodfin. Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Riverside Dr. In 2.2 miles, turn left onto Canoe Ln. The Woodfin facilities will be on the right.

From the North

Take I-26 E/US-19 S/US-23 S to exit 21 for New Stock Rd and turn right. In a half mile, take the 3rd left onto Aiken Rd. In one mile, turn right onto State Rd. 1839/Old Marshall Hwy. In less than a mile, go straight across Riverside Dr. with the Light of Life Baptist Church on the left. The road turns into Canoe Ln. The Woodfin facilities will be on the right.

From the East

Take I-40 W to exit 53B for I-240 W. From I-240, take exit 4A for US-19 N/US-23 N/US-70 W/I-26 toward Weaverville/Woodfin. Go about 2.5 miles and take exit 24 for Elk Mountain Rd toward Woodfin. Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Riverside Dr. In 2.2 miles, turn left onto Canoe Ln. The Woodfin facilities will be on the right.

From the West

Take I-40 E to exit 46B, then merge left onto I-240 E/I-26 W toward Asheville. After 4 miles on I-240 E/I-26 W, take exit 4A on the left to stay on I-26 toward UNC Asheville/Weaverville. Go about 2.5 miles, then take exit 24 for Elk Mountain Rd toward Woodfin. Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Riverside Dr. In 2.2 miles, turn left onto Canoe Ln. The Woodfin facilities will be on the right.

Fire Service Classes for NFPA 1403 Standard and Beyond!

Over the summer of 2019, A-B Tech’s Fire Service Continuing Education began offering state certification classes needed to meet the NFPA 1403 standard for firefighting. Now that program continues with the offering of the full suite of NC Firefighter Certification classes in 2020.

  • Students who have completed all of the classes needed to meet the NFPA 1403 standard are qualified for live fire training for structural firefighting.
  • Students who complete all of the certification classes are eligible for NC Firefighter certification.
  • Students who have already taken some of the classes may take only the classes they need or all of the classes if just getting started.
  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Some students may qualify for free classes, call for more information.

Anyone who is a member of a fire department is fee exempt.

Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday evenings with some Saturdays.

January
Orientation and Safety

Fire Behavior

Fire and Life Safety Preparedness

Alarms and Communications

February
Health and Wellness

Emergency Medical Care

Building Construction

March
Ropes

TIMS

Portable Extinguishers

PPE

Next quarter's class schedule will be posted soon.

 

For more information, especially for individual class times, contact Tommy Brooks at 828-782-2139 or thomasmbrooks@abtech.

If you are enrolled in an Emergency Services program, use this list to find your program advisor's contact information:

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Marty McNeely
Phone: 828-782-2841
Email: martyamcneely@abtech.edu

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle
Phone: 828-782-2355
cynthiaringle@abtech.edu

Criminal Justice Technology

Sarah Benson
Phone: 828-782-2395
Email: sarahabenson@abtech.edu

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle
Phone: 828-782-2355
cynthiaringle@abtech.edu

Emergency Medical Science

Darin Jackson
Phone: 828-782-2351
Email: darindjackson@abtech.edu

For students not yet accepted to this program:
Visit the Selective and Limited Programs page
or email ageadvising@abtech.edu

Fire Protection Technology

Clint Gorman (Interim Chair)
Phone: 828-782-2123
Email: clintoncgorman@abtech.edu

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle
Phone: 828-782-2355
cynthiaringle@abtech.edu

Public Safety Administration

Clint Gorman (Interim Chair)
Phone: 828-782-2123
Email: clintoncgorman@abtech.edu

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle
Phone: 828-782-2355
cynthiaringle@abtech.edu