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Fire and Emergency Services Management Certificate

Fire and Emergency Services Management Certificate
Mass Casualty Exercise on the Rockville Campus, May 3, 2018

This curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the principles, theory, and practices associated with state-of-the-art fire science and management, including issues related to tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting and emergency services leadership and management, and community fire issues.

Students expand their thinking beyond fire-specific issues in areas related to firefighting through coursework in human resource management, administration, homeland security and emergency/disaster management, fire protection services, safety and prevention, and investigation.

This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professional and volunteer fire service personnel and those seeking employment in the fire and emergency services.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion the student will be able to:

  • Describe the common types of fire and emergency services facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
  • Categorize the components of fire.
  • Classify major types of building construction in accordance with a local/model building code.
  • Explain the importance of investigating all near-misses, injuries, and fatalities.
  • Describe inspection practices and procedures.
  • Describe the traits of effective versus ineffective management styles.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


Related careers include firefighters.


See catalog for curriculum information.

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