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Fire Science with Fire Academy Program

With bombs and fires, you get only one mistake. - Red Adair, Expert Oil Well Firefighter, Inspired the John Wayne Film Hell Fighters

Why Fire Science with Fire Academy?

Combining scientific inquiry with engineering principles, Fire Science studies the causes, effects, prevention and suppression of fires. It is solid groundwork for becoming a firefighter. But Fire Academy training, with its focus on skill development, helps firefighters better use that knowledge to effectively combat fires.

The Fire Science with Fire Academy Program at Macomb

With an emphasis on professionalism, Macomb’s Fire Science with Fire Academy prepares you for lead positions in fire departments and private industry. In Fire Science lectures and labs, you will learn the chemistry of fire and the philosophy and history of fire protection, as well as study extinguishing agents and their application. In the Fire Academy, you will learn advanced fire suppression techniques and prevention procedures, as you develop and strengthen your firefighting skills. Macomb’s Fire Academy meets Michigan’s requirements for preparing students to take the state certification exam for entry-level, on-call or volunteer firefighters.

Fire Science with Fire Academy Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Fire Science with Fire Academy Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Basic Fire Academy Firefighter 1 and 2
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Philosophy of Fire Protection
  • Fire Science 1 and 2
  • Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 1 and 2
  • Fire Department Administration
  • Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Philosophy of Fire Protection
  • Fire Hydraulics and Water Supply
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Fire Science with Fire Academy

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Fire Science with Fire Academy, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, fire inspector and investigator, and security and fire alarm system installer.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science

The credits earned in Macomb’s Fire Science Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Fire Science with Fire Academy Program?

For more information about the Fire Science with Fire Academy Program at Macomb, contact the Fire Science with Fire Academy Program advisor: Professor Kenneth Staelgraeve, 586.226.4991.

Accreditation

International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC): IFSAC Administrative Office, 1812 West Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74078. 405.744.8303, Fax: 405.744.8802, https://ifsac.org/about/about-ifsac

Success Rates

The Fire Academy 2015 pass rate for the firefighter I and II certification with the Michigan Office of Fire Fighter Training was 100% and 2016 pass rate was 100%.

Occupational Outlook 

Employment of Firefighters is projected to grow 7 percent to 2022.

Source: American Job Center Network

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