American Public University offers an Associate Degree in Fire Science designed to provide students with a foundation for beginning practice in fire science professions. The associate degree also prepares individuals who are interested in continuing their studies at the baccalaureate level. This affordable program is facilitated completely online. Working professionals have the flexibility to earn their associate degree in this dynamic field while they continue to work in their careers and balance their existing schedules. Students learn fundamentals of fire science, fire safety, leadership, and crisis management.
American Public University's Fire Science program meets the academic requirements of the United States Fire Administration's Executive Fire Officer Program. Additionally, our professors are fire and emergency services experts and they base their instruction on many years of real-world service. Many are frontline leaders in firefighting, fire service management, urban search and rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials operations, incident command, emergency and disaster management, and hazard identification and risk reduction.