The program in Fire Technology and Administration trains and educates competent leaders in fire protection, prevention, and administration. It also provides training and education for insurance companies and industries involved in fire prevention and protection.
Fire technologists work in career and volunteer fire departments; local, state, and federal government agencies; industry, architectural and construction firms, and insurance organizations. They must recognize the need for fire prevention activities, the necessity of educating both children and adults in fire safety, and the importance of enforcing fire prevention codes.
Because fire technologists encounter a broad spectrum of problems and must be well versed in many subjects, the work of the fire technologist is seldom routine.
The Associate in Science degree in Fire Technology and Administration aligns with the National Fire Academy (NFA) standardized fire science courses under the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model. The goal of the FESHE initiative is to ensure a clear and consistent path for professional development for members of the fire service. Colleges and Universities can seek recognition from the NFA by meeting the curriculum for their associate or bachelor’s degree programs. For more information email DMarcarelli@gatewayct.edu.