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    Top positions in fire departments and the emergency services industry are reserved for the most dynamic individuals—those who can keep up with technological advances and other developments in the field. 

    At Kaplan University, our fire science programs could help you develop an understanding of the interagency coordination necessary for fire prevention, safe and successful fire-incident command, arson investigation, and life-safety education. Our fire and emergency management programs have been designed to address the new challenges in technology, human resource management, and fiscal responsibility faced by emergency services personnel. 

    Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. Our fire science programs closely follow the FESHE model. Enroll now at Kaplan University and see how the convenience and flexibility of online learning is ideal for the fire science and emergency management fields. Additionally, Kaplan University’s associate’s and bachelor’s programs are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).


    International Association of Fire Fighter (IAFF) members, click here to get answers to frequently asked questions regarding tuition benefits, programs, transfer credits, and more.

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