Fire Science Technology Program

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Fire Science Technology Program

This program was designed in cooperation with the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center and other members of the firefighting community. It is designed to address the professional education needs of firefighters as well as to provide an educational path for those seeking a career or volunteer service in the field of firefighting and prevention.

The program courses are offered at the Emergency Services Training Center in Westampton. Registration is available through the Center. Students register for the general education courses and Arson Investigation through the college. Courses previously completed at the Center are evaluated for credit toward the degree. Courses taken at other institutions and agencies will be similarly evaluated.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Understand fire hazards and controlling mechanisms, detection and alarm systems, fire behavior, and the physical and chemical effects of combustion;
  • Demonstrate fire prevention techniques and procedures;
  • Demonstrate fire suppression tactics and strategies;
  • Employ local, state, and federal fire standards and legislation;
  • Understand fire safety codes and implement code enforcement and effective inspection;
  • Identify fire patterns, causes, origins, and arson;
  • Understand the organization and management of fire service systems;
  • Develop a working understanding of the fundamentals of fire science technology and fire protection engineering;
  • Develop skills using the most advanced fire science technology available

Attendance at the Emergency Services Training Center requires sponsorship by a county fire company. Applicants needing assistance for sponsorship should contact the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center at (609) 702-7157.

A student may earn credit for EMS 101 Basic Emergency Medical Technician by submitting evidence that she/he is a state certified Emergency Technician.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division (STEM)
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1372