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Fire Science

Fire Science

In these courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology AAS Degree, you will learn about fire behavior, fire prevention, fire protection and suppression systems, fire investigation, building construction, and fire hydraulics. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, these courses provide a good overview for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.


Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Fire Science

  1. Take classes 100% online – at your convenience
  2. Credits will transfer to any institution aligned with the U.S. Fire Administration’s FESHE initiative
  3. Apply for career-advancing certificates from the National Fire Academy upon course completion

Fire Science Courses at Macomb

  • Principles of Emergency Services
  • Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire Hydraulics & Water Supply
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Fire Investigation

Career Opportunities in Fire Science

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s Fire Science courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree.

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

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduationeader for optional content band

The goal of the Health and Public Services Division is to prepare every student to think critically and practice competently and compassionately in rapidly changing environments. All efforts are designed to build knowledge, enhance practical skills, and promote patient and the population’s safety. Furthermore, the program is designed to foster professional integrity and ultimately improve the health outcomes and protection of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care and practice. Students must possess certain functional abilities, essential for the delivery of safe, effective clinical care and protection of the public during clinical and internship training activities in the field. Therefore, the faculty has determined that certain technical standards are required for admission to, progression in, and graduation from the Health and Public Services (HPS) programs.

In addition to classroom learning, clinical and internship learning occurs throughout the HPS programs and involves considerations (such as patient and population safety and clinical and internship facility safety) that are not present in classroom accommodations. Applicants or students interested in HPS programs who seek accommodations prior to or immediately after enrolling in the college are highly encouraged to also request an assessment of the types of reasonable accommodations needed for the clinical and or internship components of the program.

An individual must be able to independently, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the following technical standards of general abilities: (1) observation;
(2) communication; (3) motor skills; (4) intellectual, conceptual, and quantitative abilities; (5) essential behavioral and social attributes; and (6) ability to manage stressful situations. Individuals unable to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation will not be able to complete the programs and are counseled to pursue alternative careers.

SPECIAL SERVICES STATEMENT: Students may individually discuss the essential functions and technical standards with a college counselor from our Special Services department. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disability Act of 1991, academic accommodations may be provided to students who have a documented disability.

For further information, visit Special Services.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Fire Science Courses?

For more information about Fire Science courses or the Fire and Emergency Medical Technology AAS Degree program, contact the Program Advisor, Professor Kenneth Staelgraeve at 586.226.4991.

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