Fire Science Degree by jquinn121


									   Fire Science Degree

• The days of the "good old boys" fire
  department is fast becoming history. With the
  advent of more scientific knowledge of fire
  behavior, college education has become the
  way to secure a fire fighter job and a way to
  progress up the career ladder. A degree in fire
  science will give you an edge when it comes
  time for job interviewing and testing.
• Advancement into officer positions will be
  easier with a degree in fire science. An online
  degree program allows you to do your course
  work around your shift schedule. If you are
  interrupted while doing online work, it is still
  available 24/7. (sort of like a fire fighter).
• As long as you have a computer, you can do
  your assignments. Some programs allow you
  to complete a bachelor's degree in 24 months
  with an accelerated program. Classes focus on
  life safety, fire suppression, fire investigation,
  administration, fire protection, fire
  prevention, and safety programs.
• The median salary in 2004 was $15 to $43 an
  hour. The average salary for a battalion chief
  was $58,000, for an assistant chief $57,000 to
  $63,000, and for a fire chief $68,000.The fire
  service is an exciting career with good wages
  and benefits. Obtaining a degree in fire
  science will help you achieve you goal of
  getting a fire fighter position or in moving up
  the career ladder.
• For more information, please visit

To top