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.


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

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
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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Marla Williams
Health Education and Services Center 223
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Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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