Best Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in the U.S. 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 the U.S. for 2021

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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 1 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 12 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 1 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 1 Associate's degree.

Madonna University
Livonia, MI

Madonna University offers 3 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city.

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University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
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University of New Haven offers 1 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb.

American Public University System offers 4 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 82 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, and 36 Associate's degrees.

Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste Marie, MI

Lake Superior State University offers 2 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 22 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.

Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University offers 6 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 671 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 638 Associate's degrees, 24 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Siena Heights University offers 2 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Utah Valley University offers 6 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 232 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 110 Associate's degrees, 95 Bachelor's degrees, and 27 Certificates.

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 1 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 19 Fire Science/Fire-Fighting students graduated with students earning 19 Associate's degrees.

List of all Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
New Jersey City University Logo New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
3/5
32 : 1 7,949
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Logo CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY
2/5
40 : 1 15,880
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Logo University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
3/5
28 : 1 39,263
Madonna University Logo Madonna University Livonia, MI
4/5
33 : 1 2,992
Anna Maria College Logo Anna Maria College Paxton, MA
5/5
34 : 1 1,441
University of New Haven Logo University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
25 : 1 6,793
American Public University System Logo American Public University System Charles Town, WV
2/5
132 : 1 45,249
Lake Superior State University Logo Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie, MI
3/5
20 : 1 1,984
Columbia Southern University Logo Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
2/5
72 : 1 20,034
Siena Heights University Logo Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
5/5
26 : 1 2,337
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Logo Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/5
16 : 1 19,567
Columbia College Logo Columbia College Columbia, SC
4/5
23 : 1 1,243
Utah Valley University Logo Utah Valley University Orem, UT
2/5
55 : 1 41,728
University of Alaska Fairbanks Logo University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK
3/5
21 : 1 7,179
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
21 : 1 52,407
University of Antelope Valley Logo University of Antelope Valley Lancaster, CA   51 : 1 814
Lewis-Clark State College Logo Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston, ID
2/5
21 : 1 3,748
New England College Logo New England College Henniker, NH
5/5
47 : 1 3,527
Purdue University Global Logo Purdue University Global Indianapolis, IN
3/5
110 : 1 38,138
College of the Ozarks Logo College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO
4/5
16 : 1 1,546