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Student Spotlight: Nicolas Schroeder

Student Spotlight: Nicolas Schroeder

Fire Protection Technician

Dec 18, 2017

Career Program: Fire Protection
Hometown: Two Rivers
Current Residence: Brillion
Age: 23
Attended FVTC: Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

Why did you choose the Fire Protection program?

After serving in the Army, I wanted to serve my community closer to home. I believe being a firefighter is a great way to give back and help out the community.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

Most of the municipalities around the area require their firefighters to also be certified paramedics. Not only do firefighters help with firefighting and fire prevention, they also respond to medical emergencies.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

Fox Valley Technical College was recommended to me by current firefighters. The Fire Protection program has a great reputation so I decided to check it out. After visiting the Public Safety Training Center, I made up my mind. I am a hands-on learner and the equipment and resources offer a great environment for me.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

I am now earning an education in a field that I want to pursue. Also, being a peer advisor helps me get more involved at school.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

I am hoping to find a job as a Firefighter/Paramedic around the Fox Valley area.