Bachelor of Science in Fire Science
The Fire Science program develops the professionalism and knowledge needed to be successful in today's fire service. The core curriculum is taught by Fire Service Professionals, who concentrate on both basic and advanced topics. The curriculum has been approved by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) committee at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The curriculum also reflects National Fire Protection Association Standards in an effort to address the challenging and dynamic aspects of public or private sector, fire service leadership, and administration.
In 2012, the Department of Fire Services hosted the second Fire Service Professional Development Summit where Superintendent of the National Fire Academy Dr. Denis Onieal presented a certificate of recognition to the representatives of AMC for their adoption of the nationally recognized Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for fire science majors.
In addition to College academic requirements, Fire Science majors must complete nine core courses, six upper-level fire science electives. Courses offered are included in the following list:
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Applications for Fire Research
Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection
Fire Behavior and Combustion Theory
Principles of Emergency Services
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
Fire Protection Systems
Building Construction for Fire Protection
Diversity in the Workplace
Fire Prevention and Organization
Fire Related Human Behavior
Occupational Health and Safety
Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
Emergency Medical Technician
Faculty Accomplishments 2011
Faculty in Anna Maria College’s Fire Science Program helped to highlight the College’s national reputation at the recently held annual Fire Rescue International conference in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the largest conferences of its kind in the world. Long-time AMC Fire Science Professor Jack Parow, as the outgoing President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, was interviewed by CNN about the state of the fire service in light of the tough financial climate. He also served as the host for a number of international delegations, several receptions and awards ceremonies.
In addition, Fire Science Professor John Sullivan presented on the topic of preventing firefighter injuries and fatalities - one of the most important and politically charged topics in the modern American fire service, and Assistant Fire Science Professor Matt Hinds-Aldrich presented the findings of on-going research he is undertaking on the topic of firefighters arrested for setting fires.
Other faculty accomplishments include:
Professor John Moschella, Ph.D. and Professor Matt Hinds-Aldrich both have peer-reviewed journal articles coming out in the forthcoming issue of International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management. Their articles, which cover the topics of E-Government and Firefighter Arsonists, respectively, represent the topical and cutting edge research-led instruction that Anna Maria College fire science students receive.
Part-Time program online
Anna Maria College also offers a Fire Science degree online for students, who want to go back to school part-time and who are seeking distance learning and a flexible schedule.
For more information, please contact:
I. David Daniels, MHRM, MlFireE, CFO, SHS, HSO