Fire Science

Fire Science Careers

Graduates working as firefighters in city and county fire departments. With experience, some graduates have advanced their careers to become fire investigators, fire insurance inspectors, or fire protection specialists for city, county, state, and federal governments, private insurance or safety companies, and private fire protection companies.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Firefighters $21,500 $37,900 $46,000
Fire Inspectors and Investigators $54,900 $66,800 $72,800

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Fort Dodge Fire Department Fort Dodge, IA
Mason City Fire Department Mason City, IA
Waterloo Fire Rescue Waterloo, IA

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Program Contacts

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4010
319-296-4051 (fax)
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Student Success Specialist

Darla Palmer
Health Education and Services Center 205
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Coordinator

Marla Williams
Health Education and Services Center 223
319-296-4428
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Dean

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4457
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