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Fire Technology

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Fire Technology offers two degree programs: Fire Science and Fire Protection.  Fire Technology students acquire a broad range of knowledge that allows them to begin at entry level positions in different aspects of the fire service and other fire protection related occupations. 

The Fire Science degree program is designed for students wishing to work in a municipal or federal government fire department. This degree includes courses designed to cover a wide range of subjects and is based on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum developed through the National Fire Academy. Students will complete Firefighter Level I certification, and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification through the State of New Hampshire as part of the degree program.

The Fire Protection degree program is designed for students wishing to work in the fields of fire prevention, fire inspection, insurance loss prevention, public fire education, installation and service of fire alarm, sprinkler and other fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire investigation and other fire protection related careers.

Recent graduates have successfully transferred their Associate Degree credits to Keene State College, University of New Haven, Oklahoma State University, Granite State College, and other bachelor degree programs. 

Students are expected to:

  • have command of the English language;
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • not have a felony conviction
  • have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare and present required reports;
  • have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises;
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills;
  • have the ability to stand for extended periods of time;
  • have normal vision for reading instructions and course materials and for performing manipulative tasks;
  • be able to work in a fire, emergency medical or hazardous material environment;
  • be able to wear fire protective clothing and a self-contained breathing apparatus for an extended period of time;
  • have the ability to concentrate on the execution of treatment plans, assigned skills, and tasks as well as the integration and communication of this work for both short and long term periods of time;
  • have the ability to work in settings that may lend themselves to frequent interruptions and immediate crisis response;
  • have the ability to cope with a variety of stressors, including people-place occurrences, and demonstrate safe and required care for individuals and the workplace as a whole;
  • have the ability to secure transportation to the NH Fire Academy and to other sites;
  • have the ability to consistently attend and participate in classes;
  • have the physical strength necessary for maneuvering and/or lifting heavy objects;
  • have the ability to climb and work on ladders, including heights above 100 feet;
  • have the ability to work in confined spaces while using self-contained breathing apparatus;
  • have the ability to exercise initiative and judgment while dealing with changing situations.

Fire Protection Degree Program Outcomes

The student who successfully completes this program will:

  • be prepared for employment in companies and organizations associated with fire protection;
  • understand policies and procedures involving workplace safety;
  • understand their role in the company that employs him/her and how it impacts overall fire protection.

FIRE PROTECTION DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE124L Principles of Emergency Services 3 0 3
FIRE127L Fire Behavior and Combustion  3 0 3
FIRE131L Fire Protection Systems 3 0 3
FIRE245L Fire and Life Safety Education 3 0 3
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total 20 0 20
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE140L Building Construction for Fire Protection  3 0 3
FIRE160L Fire Prevention  3 0 3
FIRE236L Fire Investigation I 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE250L Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3 0 3
FIRE231L Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3 0 3
FIRE269L Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3 0 3
CHEM121L Chemistry I 2 2 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 17 2 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE255L Occupational Health and Safety for Emergency Services  3 0 3
FIRE256L Community and Risk Analysis 3 0 3
FIRE237L Fire Investigation II 3 0 3
FIRE230L Advanced Fire Codes and Standards 3 0 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15
 
Total Credits for First Year: 35
Total Credits for Second Year: 33
Total for A.S. Degree: 68

Fire Sceince Degree Program Outcomes

The student who successfully completes this program will:

  • be prepared for employment in a fire department;
  • understand policies and procedures involving firefighter and EMT safety;
  • understand procedures used on and off an emergency scene;
  • understand psychological factors associated with firefighting and emergency medical services.

FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE124L Principles of Emergency Services 3 0 3
FIRE127L Fire Behavior and Combustion  3 0 3
FIRE131L Fire Protection Systems 3 0 3
FIRE225L Emergency Medical Technician 1 6 3
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 6 16
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE140L Building Construction for Fire Protection  3 0 3
FIRE160L Fire Prevention  3 0 3
FIRE136L Fire Ground Procedures 2 12 6
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 12 19
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE250L Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3 0 3
FIRE224L Strategy and Tactics 3 0 3
CHEM121L Chemistry I 2 2 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective  3 0 3
  Total 14 2 15
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE234L Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival 3 0 3
  Fire Science Elective 9 0 9
  English  Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 18 0 18
 
Total Credits for First Year: 35
Total Credits for Second Year: 33 
Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 68
 
 

Fire Science Electives
(all students must have 9 credits)

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE200L Advanced Fire Ground Procedures  1 6 3
FIRE230L Advanced Fire Codes and Standards  3 0 3
FIRE236L Fire Investigation I  3 0 3
FIRE238L Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 4 6 6
FIRE243L Educational Methodology 3 0 3
FIRE245L Fire & Life Safety Education  3 0 3
FIRE281L

Fire and Emergency Services Administration

3 0 3

FIRE PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE127L Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 0 3
FIRE231L Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3 0 3
FIRE245L Fire and Life Safety Education 3 0 3
FIRE236L Fire Investigation I 3 0 3
FIRE269L  Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3 0 3
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 16 0 16
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE124L Principles of Emergency Services 3 0 3
FIRE131L Fire Protection Systems 3 0 3
FIRE140L Building Construction and Blueprint Analysis 3 0 3
FIRE255L  Occupational Health and Safety for Emergency Services  3 0 3
FIRE256L Community Fire and Risk Analysis 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15

Total Credits: 31

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

FIRE SCIENCE CERTIFICATE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE124L Principles of Emergency Services 3 0 3
FIRE127L Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 0 3
FIRE131L Fire Protection Systems 3 0 3
FIRE136L Fire Ground Procedures 2 12 6
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 12 12 16
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
FIRE140L Building Construction & Blueprint Analysis 3 0 3
FIRE160L Fire Prevention 3 0 3
FIRE225L Emergency Medical Technician 1 6 3
FIRE236L  Fire Investigation I 3 0 3
FIRE281L Fire & Emergency Services Administration 3 0 3
  Total 13 6 15

Total Credits: 31

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

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