Firefighting is one of the most demanding, fulfilling and rewarding professions there is. Every city and town around the world relies on firefighters to keep them safe, mitigate emergencies, and educate their citizens in fire prevention. Whether an emergency be fire or EMS-related, rest assured that there will be graduates from this program on the scene. Graduates have two options moving forward after they complete this degree. They can either seek employment or transfer to a four-year institution. The program is recognized by the United States Fire Administration through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program and is currently ranked as the #4 program in the United States of 221 colleges.
There are people who want to be involved in the fire service but not necessarily as firefighters. While firefighters are the most recognizable personnel in the fire service, there are many facets to the behind-the-scenes personnel. Areas such as 911 operators, insurance loss prevention, fire inspection, public fire education, and system installation are examples of career fields associated with this degree. Graduates who have completed this degree are employed throughout New England. Many other graduates have sought further education and have transferred to Oklahoma State University, University of New Haven, University of Maryland, and Keene State College.