Lassen Community College provides Fire Science Program
Two incarcerated firefighters recently earned their Associate Science Degrees in Fire Science Technology. While this accomplishment is a feat in itself, it is made especially more meaningful given Kristofer Bouchard and Cory Fletcher earned their degrees during the transition of fire crew training from California Correctional Center (CCC) to High Desert State Prison (HDSP)
Bouchard had an overall 3.75 above grade point average with almost 700 hours of credit. This was accomplished while taking 12 or more credits per semester as well as performing fire crew duties.
Fletcher had an overall 3.75 above grade point average with almost 1,000 hours credit. This was earned while taking 12 or more credits per semester as well as performing fire crew duties. Fletcher also received an Associate of Arts in general studies.
Wardens congratulate firefighters on degrees
Lassen Community College provides the Fire Science Program to firefighters at the HDSP firehouse. CCC Warden S. Peery and HDSP Warden R. St.Andre are proud of this program and for the firefighters having the determination and hard work ethic to see this program through to completion.
HDSP is honored to have the firehouse and this remarkable program for the firefighters that serve the institution and local community. CCC has produced numerous firefighters and educated firefighters with the help of Lassen Community College for the last five years.
Learn more about the CDCR/CAL FIRE camps and firefighters.