Higher Education: Assessing Higher Education's Role in the Fire Service

For the better part of the seven years, I have been looking at the importance of higher education in the fire service. I’ve done this through numerous articles in Firehouse ® Magazine that have provided rich anecdotal evidence that indicates some...


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Of course, no single study will bring these crucial points into sharp focus. Yet this research may provide a compass for further investigation into what we need to become better officers and how we develop fire chiefs.

 

Results of the study, “Relevance of Higher Education in U.S. Fire Department Officer Promotion,” will be available in the fall.