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Fire Science and Public Safety

Fire Science and Public Safety in Action

Welcome to Fire Science and Public Safety!

Fire Science and Public Safety are challenging professions that require firefighters and first responders to work in dangerous, but rewarding careers. Professionals in this industry not only fight fires, but may also respond to incidents that involve medical emergencies or hazardous waste, confined space or high angle rescues, or other emergency situations. Students will learn many of the required skills to become a firefighter, emergency medical technician or first responder. Fire Science and Public Safety will challenge students to achieve the academic and physical success required of today's first responders.   

Click here for the Simulated Workplace Fire and Safety Manual

Career Opportunities

  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Paramedic
  • Arson Investigator

Income

Income varies with area and degree earned
Firefighter-$46,000-$100,000

Emergency Medical Technician-$35,000-$50,000

Paramedic-$50,000 & up

Dispatcher-$35,000 & up

Arson Investigator-$55,000