New program coordinator overseeing the 50th Amarillo College Fire Academy | KAMR
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Amarillo College has announced that a new program coordinator is overseeing its 50th Fire Academy.
AC said his program was now under the leadership of Stephen Malley, whose 24-year public service career includes stints as a firefighter, paramedic and police officer. He then spent the last 17 years in higher education as the Director of Public Safety Professions at Weatherford College.
“My enthusiasm for the public safety professions is stronger today than ever,” said Malley. “I am excited about what Amarillo College is doing to prioritize the fire technology program, as the shortage of firefighters and firefighters is unprecedented at this time.
AC’s graduates currently hold positions ranging from junior firefighter to chief.
Amarillo College purchased the old JC Penney building at Sunset Center in 2021 and asbestos and demolition work has already started. as well as the Law Enforcement Academy.
AC said its 51st Fire Academy will begin in January and interested men and women can find out more by calling 806-371-5000. AC said the academy will accept up to 24 cadets.
AC said they created the Fire Protection Technology Program in 1998. In the past 10 years alone, 302 cadets have completed Fire Academy, and several have gone to work for the City of Fire Department. ‘Amarillo and other Panhandle area services.