Best Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Texas 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.

Best Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Texas for 2021

Lone Star College System
The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System offers 2 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 47 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 34 Associate's degrees, and 13 Certificates.

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

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Southwestern Adventist University Logo Southwestern Adventist University Keene, TX
15 : 1 687
Amarillo College Logo Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
50 : 1 9,739
Lamar Institute of Technology Logo Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont, TX
51 : 1 4,015
College of the Mainland Logo College of the Mainland Texas City, TX
41 : 1 4,687
San Jacinto Community College Logo San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
61 : 1 32,452
El Paso Community College Logo El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
67 : 1 29,080
Del Mar College Logo Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
36 : 1 12,008
South Texas College Logo South Texas College McAllen, TX
52 : 1 33,054
Tarrant County College District Logo Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
66 : 1 50,519
McLennan Community College Logo McLennan Community College Waco, TX
40 : 1 8,705
Odessa College Logo Odessa College Odessa, TX
51 : 1 6,828
South Plains College Logo South Plains College Levelland, TX
35 : 1 9,212
Trinity Valley Community College Logo Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
38 : 1 6,233
Kilgore College Logo Kilgore College Kilgore, TX
38 : 1 5,584
Houston Community College Logo Houston Community College Houston, TX
64 : 1 56,151
Hill College Logo Hill College Hillsboro, TX
49 : 1 4,600
Weatherford College Logo Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
44 : 1 5,943
Midland College Logo Midland College Midland, TX
38 : 1 5,115
Navarro College Logo Navarro College Corsicana, TX
67 : 1 8,173
Cisco College Logo Cisco College Cisco, TX
41 : 1 3,563

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