- B.S. in Fire Protection Administration
- M.S. in Safety, Security & Emergency Management-Concentration in Fire & Emergency Services
- B.S. in Fire Protection Administration (Online)
- M.S.in Safety, Security & Emergency Management, Concentration in Fire & Emergency Services (Online)
Who Would be Interested in Fire Protection Administration?
Students with an interest in:
- Fire science
- Fire prevention
- Becoming a career firefighter
- Becoming an administrator within the fire service
Why Fire Protection Administration?
- The Fire Administration is designed to provide you with a background in fire science, fire prevention, fire protection principles, as well as the administrative knowledge you'll need to be a leader in the fire services profession.
- Our Fire & Safety degrees are accredited through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
- EKU Fire & Safety programs have been taught for more than 30 years.
- Students in our programs will begin taking Fire & Safety classes their very first semester at EKU.
- Students will have an opportunity to attend and be involved in national conferences, including FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) and IAFC (International Association of Fire Chiefs.)
The fire and safety programs are housed in the Ashland Inc. Fire and Safety Laboratory. The facilities include a seven-room test burn building, fire chemistry and evidence inspection lab, fire extinguisher service lab, pump lab, sprinkler control valve room, and sprinkler flow room.
Learn from the Best
Faculty members in the fire and safety degree programs are nationally and internationally known for their teaching, research and dedication to the fire and safety fields. However, perhaps most importantly, the professors are especially dedicated to student success and are involved in every aspect of fire and safety.
Faculty are active in a number of professional organizations including:
- National Association of Fire Investigators
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- National Fire Protection Association
- International Society of Fire Service Instructors
- International Association of Arson Investigators
Independent Study & Internship Opportunities
All students in the Fire Protection Administration program will complete a Co-op as part of the program requirements.
Examples of past co-ops include:
- Fire departments (small and large)
- Fire Department New York City
- Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta Fire Departments
- Emergency Medical Services
- Federal law enforcement agencies: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) and FBI
Students can choose to work with a professor through an Independent Study, which allows them to pursue specific topics of interest.
- Example: safety of space heaters
- Several students' research has been published before they graduated and several have been accepted into the prestigious National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), where they work with the world's best fire researchers.
Rewarding Career Opportunities
- Fire Chief
- Fire Marshal
- Fire Safety Director or Officer
- Building Inspector
- Fire Investigator
- Hazardous Materials Specialist
What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?
Students may select Fire Protection Administration upon applying to the university.
Students will be required to take college algebra and chemistry as part of the program requirements.
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
- State Directors of Fire Training
- Fire Chiefs
- Deputy & Assistant Fire Chiefs
- Fire Investigators
- Fire Marshals
- Plans Review Officers
- Fire Inspectors
How Do I Get More Information?
Contact Jacinda Bertie or Rebecca Moore at:
For more information about an online degree,
Contact Lauren Childs, Online Enrollment Advisor