Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services Management

The BS in Fire and Emergency Services Management is a 15- months online program design to develop future leaders and officers in the fire and emergency service of the knowledge and understanding of public policy and integration, personnel management, managing operations and training, managing emergency medical services and managing fire prevention divisions in a fire and rescue department. It includes research and development, disaster and risk planning, community risk assessment, budgeting, labor relation, personnel development and fiscal management, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, and conflict resolutions as part of the curriculum. The Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services Management program is based on the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Higher Education Program (FESHE). It is a Southern Accreditation of Colleges and Universities (SAC) accredited upper level program that caters to the educational needs of the fire and emergency service industry and its’ professionals. It is designed to assist firefighters, Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Management personnel who desire to advance to administrative, management, leadership, and supervisory positions. Courses are in an accelerated format and completely online. It gives working firefighters and emergency services personnel the opportunity to be enrolled in college while keeping full-time jobs and maintain their responsibility to their families.


Career Opportunities

  • Managing and leading a fire and rescue department
  • Managing Emergency Medical, Operations, Fire prevention Division, etc.
  • Public or private industries (FEMA, DHS, Insurance, Business)
  • State and Local governments

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

FES 3153 Fire and Emergency Services Technology
FES 3714 Managing Fire Suppression and Rescue Operations and Training
FES 3045 Fire and Emergency Services Personnel Management
SOC 460D Conflict and Conflict Resolution

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