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Fire Science

The Fire Science Program is designed to lead to an AAS Degree in Fire Science Technology which will prepare students for advancement in technical or administrative careers in the fire service and related fields.

Although the curriculum is focused on assisting students who are currently firefighters with their career development goals, students with a variety of backgrounds have graduated from the program and pursued careers in the public sector fire services, or for private sector careers in safety, loss prevention engineering and risk management. Opportunities also exist for transfer into four-year baccalaureate degree programs in fire science, public safety, public administration, and emergency management and planning.

Nationwide, fire suppression and emergency response is a labor intensive growth industry. Careers in fire science and allied fields continue to increase.

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Assistant DeanAdministrative Assistant
Michael Pariser
Email: mpariser@nvcc.edu
Phone: 703.323.3253
Office: CC 120
Denise Lewis
Email: dmlewis@nvcc.edu
Phone: 703.323.3255
Office: CC 120