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Fire Science

With an emphasis on professionalism, Macomb’s Fire Science program will provide you with the technical know-how needed to take a lead role in a fire department or in private industry. In both lectures and labs, you will learn the chemistry of fire, and the philosophy and history of fire protection. You will also study extinguishing agents and their application, as well as how to recognize arson. Nine associate degrees were awarded in 2016, and seven associate degrees were awarded in 2017.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Fire Science

  1. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. High pass rates on the national registry examination: 88% in 2015 and 96% in 2016.
  3. Faculty are all professionals in the field and experts within their areas of specialization

Fire Science Courses at Macomb

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician Lecture
  • Basic EMT LAB
  • Clinical Rotation for the Basic EMT
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Philosophy of Fire Protection
  • Fire Science 1 and 2
  • Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 1 and 2
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Philosophy of Fire Protection
  • Fire Hydraulics and Water Supply
  • Fire Department Administration
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection

Career Opportunities in Fire Science

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

Transfer Pathways

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.


International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC): IFSAC Administrative Office, 1812 West Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74078. 405.744.8303, Fax: 405.744.8802,


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

For more information, contact the Fire Science Program advisor: Professor Kenneth Staelgraeve, 586.226.4991.

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