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Division of Public Service & Social Science
Fire Science Technology

Students completing requirements of this program receive the Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science. The Fire Science Technology program is designed to provide career fire department personnel in the communities served by the College with a two-year career program whereby they may upgrade their educational levels and improve their effectiveness in the use of modern fire science techniques. Further, the program will prepare students to begin a career in the fire service.

The curriculum combines career and general education courses. In addition to fire fighting, graduates of this program may find employment in private industry; or they may transfer to a college offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science or Public Safety.

View Program Requirements Page | Course Descriptions

 
Original Title
Current Title
 
FIRE101
Introduction to Fire Science Technology
Principles of Emergency Services
FIRE103
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
FIRE105
Fire Department Org and Admin
Fire Department Org and Admin
FIRE107
Massachusetts Fire Laws and Regulations
Legal Aspects of Emergency Services
FIRE111
Fire Cause Detection
Fire Investigation I
FIRE112
Arson
Fire Investigation II
FIRE198
Fire Science Elective
Fire Science Elective
FIRE205
 
Fire Service Safety & Survival
FIRE206
Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
FIRE208
Fire Hydraulics and Water Distrib Syst
Fire Hydraulics and Water Distrib Syst
FIRE211
Hazardous Material Incident Response
Hazardous Material Incident Response
FIRE213
Building Construct/Blueprint/Plan Review
Building Construct/Blueprint/Plan Review
FIRE215
Terrorism & Domestic Response
Terrorism & Domestic Response
FIRE298
Fire Science Elective
Fire Science Elective
FIRE301
Fire Company Officership
Fire Company Officership-Tactics & Strategy
FIRE400
Special Study in Fire Science
Special Study in Fire Science

Fire Science Technology Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain the history and basic principles of the fire service.
  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through the utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects of the fire service and emergency medical service.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of fire development, cause, and prevention
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles to solving water supply problems for fire protection
  • Understand the principles of supervision and management necessary for leadership and administration in the fire service
  • Know the duties and responsibilities of Incident Command.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with supervisors, peers and the public.
  • Utilize knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems, and fire prevention codes to affect safer occupancies
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of fire investigation principles.
  • Identify hazardous materials, hazardous properties, and successful emergency scene operations.
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