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Fire and Safety Scholarship Winners
The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) has awarded two scholarships to students in the EKU Online Fire Science Program. Sarah Guynup and Derrick Meis will each receive $1,000 to continue their education. Both are earning bachelor’s degrees in the fully online fire protection and safety engineering technology program at Eastern Kentucky University. In 2020-2021, the...
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Greg Gorbett reviews procedures with students during residency
Greg Gorbett is a professor in the EKU fire protection programs and an active consultant in the fire, arson and explosion investigation field. He runs his own consulting firm and has also provided fire and explosion expertise to various agencies for approximately 20 years. Above all, Gorbett is a problem solver.  Read About His Mission...
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Fire Investigator working with protective mask on
COVID-19 has infiltrated our lives and has established a new normal. As we take every precaution and don our face masks to run essential errands, our frontline workers are bravely facing this pandemic head-on. Shauna Baccus, an EKU Online student from Saskatoon, Canada, is earning her degree in fire, arson and explosion investigation while working...
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Best Online Awards
EKU’s fire science degree program ranked no. 2 among the Top 15 Best Online Fire Science Degrees for 2020 according to Online Schools Report. That was not the only award Online Schools Report bestowed upon EKU’s fire science program. The 100% online fire protection administration degree was ranked no. 5 among the 15 Best Online...
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Fire fighters approaching a fire in a building with hose
On a Tuesday in early November, Capt. Michael Mathes was enjoying a rare day off from his job with the Texas Highway Patrol. He had just pulled into his driveway in Waller, a rural community outside Houston, when he heard a loud noise that made him turn around.
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Fire fighters approaching a fire in a building with hose
Lt. Amy Blades-Langjahr stopped by the Eastern Kentucky University campus to visit the professors and staff who supported her throughout her EKU Online degree program. The 21-year veteran of the United States Navy had recently completed her bachelor’s degree in fire, arson and explosion investigation. She hoped to walk across the stage on graduation day,...
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Most Affordable Online Colleges - Bachelor in Fire Science Badge
The online fire safety degree program at Eastern Kentucky University has been recognized for value and affordability by SR Education Group. EKU ranked number 16 on the list of Most Affordable Online Colleges for Fire Science.
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EKU Graduate Mary Maurath
Mary Maurath enjoyed her full-time job as a firefighter/paramedic, but she was looking for something more challenging. As a busy mom of four, she knew an online program would be the best choice. She wanted one with a good reputation. After doing her research, she chose the EKU Online Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation degree...
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EKU Student Andrew Schaffran
EKU Fire Protection graduate Andrew Schaffran is the current president of the Washington State Firefighters Association. In 2013, he was earning his bachelor’s degree in fire protection administration. Here’s what he told us back then about his EKU experience.
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Students work in new fire safety facility
The ribbon cutting for the expansion of EKU’s Ashland Fire & Safety Laboratory was held January 13. The facility is now double its original size and will provide students with what Dean Vic Kappeler called a “first rate integration of research laboratories and student learning.”
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