Best Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Illinois 2021

Those interested in becoming a firefighter should earn a fire science degree. Course topics include report writing, fire science law, hazardous materials, mass casualty incident management, fire behavior and combustion, building construction, fire rescue procedures, and methods of controlling different types of fires. Students will learn how to treat victims? injuries with emergency medical services, prepare written reports on fire or emergency incidents, and clean and maintain equipment.

A firefighter puts out fires, rescues victims, and responds to other emergencies such as car accidents and natural disasters. It's also a firefighter's job to teach people about fire safety, inspect buildings for fire hazards, and plan escape routes and emergency firefighting strategies. Firefighters generally have a higher rate of injury and illness than the national average because of overexposure to flames and smoke. Firefighters need to be physically fit, dedicated, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives, and able to think clearly while under lots of stress. Aside from being a firefighter, career options are available as a forest fire inspector, fire equipment specialist, fire safety building inspector, and fire department chief.

Firefighters are usually certified as emergency medical technicians at the EMT-Basic level; and all firefighters must go through 12 to 18 weeks of simulation training to learn how to operate fire engines, fire extinguishers, ladders, hoses, axes, and other firefighting equipment.

List of all Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Lake Land College Logo Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
2/5
43 : 1 4,466
Sauk Valley Community College Logo Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, IL
3/5
36 : 1 1,616
Frontier Community College Logo Frontier Community College Fairfield, IL
3/5
246 : 1 1,719
Elgin Community College Logo Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
3/5
77 : 1 9,931
William Rainey Harper College Logo William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
3/5
67 : 1 13,477
Danville Area Community College Logo Danville Area Community College Danville, IL
3/5
43 : 1 2,644
Richland Community College Logo Richland Community College Decatur, IL
2/5
45 : 1 2,846
Lewis and Clark Community College Logo Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
3/5
63 : 1 6,413
Waubonsee Community College Logo Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
3/5
88 : 1 8,665
Oakton Community College Logo Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
3/5
53 : 1 8,083
Lincoln Land Community College Logo Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
2/5
48 : 1 5,446
College of Lake County Logo College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,743
John Wood Community College Logo John Wood Community College Quincy, IL
3/5
40 : 1 1,934
Moraine Valley Community College Logo Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,032
Rock Valley College Logo Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
3/5
48 : 1 6,092
Southeastern Illinois College Logo Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, IL
2/5
47 : 1 1,732
Illinois Central College Logo Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
3/5
51 : 1 8,749
McHenry County College Logo McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
3/5
81 : 1 7,473
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Logo City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
3/5
65 : 1 6,997
College of DuPage Logo College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
87 : 1 23,903

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