Savannah Tech Selects Raymond as Fire Science Dept. Head

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Savannah Technical College is pleased to announce William “Carl” Raymond as the new Fire Science Program Department Head.
Formerly, Raymond was the Fire Science program coordinator at Southern Crescent Technical College.  He has more than three decades of experience in fire and emergency services. He is a state and ProBoard certified firefighter and Instructor. He has a bachelor of science in aviation management from Florida Institute of Technology and an associate of applied science for fire science from Columbia Southern University.

He is the current Fire Science IFCC chair, American Heart Association Training center faculty, an ALLERT Active Shooter Instructor: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, First Responder response to terrorism instructor and licensed pilot. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.
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 programs’ schedules were recently reconfigured utilizing the mini-mester format, which enables students to obtain their fire science degree or diploma in one year. The STC Fire Science program office is located to the Crossroads campus (190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, 31407). Interested students should contact Raymond at or 912.443.3386 or STC Public Services Academic Advisor Amber Robinson at or 912.443.5719.