Albany Tech scores national recognition

Albany Technical College ranks top in the nation. / Jessica Fairley

Albany Technical College is ranked top in the nation for its Fire Science Technology program.

Fire Science Online has named the top 100 schools 'Where Graduates Save Lives'.

Schools on the list have dedicated their resources to training EMT's, firemen, and first responders.

More than 2,500 schools nationwide were reviewed for this honor but only 100 made cut.

"We have a memorandum of understanding with the Albany Fire Department and so we use their live burn quite often and the students get a chance to see live fire in action and we also have a training facility on our campus here," said Don Laye, Chairman of the Albany Technical College Fire Science Technology program.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta has also has been recognized as one of the top schools in the nation.

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