Fire Science

Fire Science

The Fire Science program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technical or administrative careers in fire service. Students develop the knowledge and understanding of building construction, management, and fire behaviors and hazards. They receive hands-on training in fire suppression, protection, prevention, investigation, and safety techniques and are prepared to react appropriately in emergency situations.

This program follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum by the U.S. Fire Administration. Designed in cooperation with local fire department officials, the program provides education paths for individuals seeking a fire services career and for practicing firefighters to advance their careers. Credit may be awarded toward the degree for existing certifications and verified industry trainings.

Certification

Students who successfully complete the FIR139 Fire Fighter I course will be eligible to take the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter I certification through the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Nichole Anfinson
Health Education and Services Center 217B
319-296-4010
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Program Coordinator/Advisor

John Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 217C
319-296-4428
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Dean

Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
319-296-4427
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