The Fire Science and Public Safety Certificate Program offers continued technical progress and expanded emphasis on fire prevention, fire safety, and pre-fire planning to satisfy the increased demands for skilled fire service personnel. The Fire Science and Public Safety Certificate is designed to serve the needs of Philadelphia firefighters/paramedics and volunteer firefighters/paramedics desiring to progress in expertise, skill and rank in areas of leadership, management, decision making, planning, organizing and evaluating.
The Fire Science and Public Safety Certificate is also valuable to students interested in becoming fire safety professionals who work in pre-fire planning or as fire code enforcement officers, building inspectors, fire protection technicians and designers, fire prevention equipment sales representatives or technical experts, and fire safety officials or risk managers for businesses, school districts and government agencies.
The Fire Science and Public Safety Proficiency Certificate offers:
- Increased knowledge, skills, and leadership techniques to manage fire safety situations.
- Education in six areas of fire safety prevention, protection, mitigation, and recovery.
- Credits towards the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science.