Fire Protection Administration Careers
EKU’s Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Administration will prepare you for a variety of careers in the fire science and safety field. The courses encompass all areas of fire study from emergency scene operations and fire investigation, to hazardous materials and fire dynamics.
Ultimately, the goal of the Fire Protection Administration program is to prepare you to be a leader in the fire services. You will probably start your career as a firefighter. However, having your bachelor’s degree will put you in a better position for promotions and increased salary opportunities. Additionally, the knowledge you gain from the degree program will help you make quick decisions during a crisis situation.
The combination of what you learn in the classroom at EKU and the experience you’ll gain through internships, co-ops and your first job will make you very valuable to the industry.
Some careers available with a Fire Protection Administration degree are:
- Fire Chief
- Fire Marshal
- Fire Safety Director or Officer
- Building Inspector
- Fire Investigator
- Hazardous Materials Specialist