Redefining the Classroom

Senior Projects

A strong program in a demanding field

The fire service is now demanding more academic preparation from the people employed in this field.  A bachelors degree allows our graduates to enter many areas of the fire service and also prepares them for promotion to higher ranks within fire science.

Examples of projects which have been done recently include:

  • Site plans for hazardous materials sites
  • Emergency planning for school districts
  • Development of fire education planning
  • Statistical analysis of fire and emergency medical runs to better serve the community & determine where fire stations should be located  

"Lake Superior’s Fire Science program prepares students through a variety of ways:

1) Broad outlook with liberal education to help foster personal development, mental growth, and a life-long learning.

2) Program taught by faculty currently working in fire & emergency response, and who have real-world experience.

3) Program combines challenging academics, hands-on approach, valuable co-operatives, and career preparation through personal growth and a world outlook, to prepare students for life after graduation."

--Kyle Ward
Fire Science Graduate

Our Students are Prepared!

Paramedic student Megan Mandley listens for a blood pressure during paramedic skills and simulation lab session at Lake Superior State University. Emergency medical technicians take the lab to gain certification as a paramedic. LSSU Fire Science Instructor Dave Duncan teaches the class along with paramedics from the Sault, Mich., fire department. Mandley is a senior in fire science, with an associate's in paramedic technology, from Royal Oak, Mich. (By LSSU Student Photographer Geoff Girolamo)

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