School of Fire Science and Emergency Services
It is the mission of the fire science program faculty and staff to provide an atmosphere where active learning may occur, to provide students with the highest quality educational experience, to continue to support the “professional model” as currently utilized, to become appropriate role models for students, to support the educational program by acquiring the appropriate equipment and supplies, to fulfill the advising role, and to assess the academic outcomes of the program.
- Provide students with a broad-based, liberal education.
- Provide students with the skills necessary to perform as twenty-first century fire fighters.
- Assist students with their development of a set of professional ethics.
- Assist students in the development of their critical thinking skills.
- Assist students with the development of their writing skills.
- Provide an educational atmosphere where active learning may occur.
- Encourage life long learning.
- Assess the educational outcomes of the program.
The fire science programs allow you a unique opportunity to receive state certification in a number of areas. You may obtain Firefighter I and II Michigan certifiability, and Wildland Firefighting certification (USFS S130, S190, and I220).
The following certificates may also be awarded: Hazardous Material Operations Level, and the 40 hour Emergency Response Technician – HAZWOPER (29CFR 1910.120).