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B.S. in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

The Fire and Emergency Services Administration major at Colorado State University is a degree completion program for students to gain advanced knowledge of emergency service related subjects.

Quick Facts

Part-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Online

The fire and emergency services have a long and proud history of serving their communities with a wide variety of fire protection, prevention, emergency medical, and public education services. The fire and emergency services administrators of the future need advanced administration, management, and leadership skills to address the ever-evolving nature of emergency services. The Fire and Emergency Services Administration major at Colorado State University prepares students for managerial and officer positions in emergency and fire service organizations.

The coursework builds upon technical skills and experiences earned in First Responder associate degree programs and on-the-job training. Students will explore key administrative and management areas such as emergency operations, public service budgeting, human resources, prevention, and incident command. The major is focused on the administration and management of First Responder organizations.

Potential Occupations

Students in the Fire and Emergency Services Administration major should have work experience in the fire and emergency services field. Typical students are employed as career or volunteer firefighters, wildland firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, inspectors, or trainers. Graduates can expect positions as fire chiefs, company officers, public administrators, fire marshals, or educators.

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Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Fire Service Leadership
  • Structure Influence on Tactics and Strategy
  • Proposals/Reports in Fire Service Management
  • Orientation to Experiential Learning
  • Trends in Fire Science Technologies
  • Fire Emergency Services Administration
  • Essentials of Emergency Management

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