Public Safety

Nicolet College's Public Safety offers a broad array of training opportunities, all of which revolve around safety and emergency response. Courses are offered for individuals and customized training is available for businesses looking for something more.

"I depend on Nicolet College to provide specialized training for our HazMat Team and other Emergency Responder Groups throughout the County. By using local instructors familiar with our area that are often times part of a local response team, Nicolet College is able to provide excellent first-hand training based both on experience and education."

Ken Kortenhof, Oneida County Emergency Management Director
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Fire training using fire hose

Beginning to Advanced Firefighting Skills

Career and volunteer firefighters serve a vital role in our communities to save and protect both lives and property. Central to all fire training courses are hands-on, real-world scenarios using a wide variety of equipment and techniques. You'll receive comprehensive training from entry-level courses through increasingly advanced courses which lead to state certification as Fire Officer. In addition, you can enroll in Hazardous Materials Operation and Technician courses to respond to Hazmat incidents.

Skills to Stay Safe on the Road

To help drivers stay safe on the road, Nicolet offers several classes that teach proper driving techniques as well as traffic laws.

Classes include:

Basic Motorcycle Rider Course |  Defensive Driving   |  Traffic Safety

Training for Medical Emergencies

Every year hundreds of people from throughout the Northwoods receive training through Nicolet's Emergency Medical Services Department. From private citizens, senior citizens, new parents, local businesses and volunteer ambulance personnel to full time Paramedics, we teach them with the skills necessary to provide emergency care.

Classes taught through the EMS department include many varieties of CPR and First Aid, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and EMS Refresher trainings for all levels up to Paramedic.

Nicolet's EMS department also offers affordable, on-location trainings based on the American Heart Association's CPR, AED and First Aid courses. All EMS programs meet the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS guidelines and requirements.

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CPR training
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law enforcement academy student on alert in training

Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement

The Nicolet College Criminal Justice program is proud to offer courses that allow Criminal Justice Professionals from Northern Wisconsin and beyond to stay current in the skills necessary to serve their communities. Our goal is to offer affordable training locally to save departments money while allowing students to receive training close to their homes and families. Due to our location, training at Nicolet College also appeals to students from around the state of Wisconsin and neighboring states. Nicolet College is located in the heart of northern Wisconsin which makes travel for training an opportunity to enjoy numerous outdoor activities and experience the many tourism opportunities that are available in this area.

Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Training Courses:

  • ARIDE Leadership Training
  • Breath Examiner Specialist
  • Civic Process
  • Colt Armorer
  • Computer Crimes
  • CPR/AED and First Aid
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • Drugs that Impair Driving
  • Electronic Control Devices TASER
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Line Supervisor Training
  • Glock Armorer
  • Jail Officer Recruit Training Academy (160Hour)
  • Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy(520 Hour)
  • Legal Update
  • Principles of Subject Control (POSC)
  • Radar / Lidar
  • Remington Armorer
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Fit Testing
  • Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
  • Use of Force

Additional customized training is available based on agencies needs. If you do not see the training you are looking for, please feel free to contact Tim Gerdmann at 715-365-4535 or tgerdmann@nicoletcollege.edu to bring your desired training to Nicolet College.

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Academy graduate with his family

Students attending any continuing education classes (except contract courses) must be pre-registered. If a class has less than 10 students registered, it will be canceled three days prior to the start date. If a student hasn't registered, they will not be listed on the roster, and will not be notified of the cancellation. Therefore, it is imperative that ALL students register and pay well in advance of any Fire, EMS, or Traffic Safety class. Students sponsored by a qualifying fire department need not send money with registrations for state-funded classes. To qualify for this option, students must list their fire department on the registration form.

Contact Information

Public Safety
Birchwoods Center - 101
P: 715.365.4600
800.544.3039 ext 4600

E: publicsafety@nicoletcollege.edu