Focused on leadership-building and rooted in the latest science and technology, EKU’s fire degree programs provide the important skills needed to advance your career and offer a competitive edge in the job market.
Program benefits include:
EKU’s online fire protection administration program is accredited by IFSAC, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
EKU’s online fire degree programs combine the professional skills of specialized areas of fire safety with the analytical skills needed to help you enhance your qualifications and pursue more challenging responsibilities in fire service agencies and organizations.
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For a full list of course descriptions, see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.
FSE 223 – Fire & Emergency Scene Operations (3)
Principles of Incident Management including emergency scene decisions, strategies, and tactics. Utilizing emergency control resources such as personnel, apparatus & equipment.
FSE 375 – Emergency Service Resource Management (3)
Introduction to management issues related to obtaining and accounting for resources. Included are financial management processes, acquisition strategies, strategies for maintenance of effort and resource prioritization, resource replacement planning and processes to audit program success.
FSE 400 – Advanced Emergency Services (3)
A study of environmental management including the identification and analysis of key managerial issues confronting contemporary fire services managers. Application in current methods and planning, organizing, developing and evaluating public fire/emergency services organizations.
FSE 330 – Principles of Criminal Investigation (3)
A detailed study of the investigative procedure as it applies to fire, arson, explosion and other personal property crimes.
FSE 380 – Analysis of Fire & Explosion Scenes (3)
An in-depth study of fire and arson investigations. Emphasis will be placed on the principles and techniques of scene preservation, failure analysis, report writing, and determination of cause and origin.
FSE 495 – Fire Arson & Explosion Case Preparation (3)
Preparation of the fire, explosion, and arson case for trial, including preparation of demonstrative evidence, scene documentation for presentation, and testimony.
FSE 120 – Fire Behavior & Combustion (3)
Introduction to the chemistry and dynamics of fire; including basic terminology and concepts that are applied to the physical and chemical properties of the development and spread of fire in a structure; hazardous materials and the Computer Fire Analysis.
FSE 221 – Fire Protection Systems (3)
Introduction to fire detection, protection, control systems and extinguishment. Fixed and portable systems of the following types will be studied: automatic sprinklers, standpipes, dry chemical, foam, halogenated agents, fire alarm systems and diction.
FSE 322 – Fire Protection Structures & System Design (3)
Analysis and evaluation of specific code requirements related to the design, inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems. Design projects will be included.
Eastern Kentucky University is consistently recognized as being one of the best online colleges in the nation.
Eastern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. Established in 1874, EKU strives to make quality education available to everyone. A brick-and-mortar accredited institution, EKU began offering online degrees in 2006 and continues to service all students with our on-campus offerings.
The University offers more than 50 online programs in various areas of study, designed for adult learners who want to earn a college degree or certificate while working full-time or juggling other life priorities. Online programs are available through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, College of Education & Applied Human Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and College of Justice, Safety & Military Science.