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    Default Best place to obtain a Fire Science Degree?

    I have my bachelors degree in Business Admin from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am thinking about getting an online degree in fire science. What school is the most respected for online fire science degrees?
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    Oklahoma State

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    Kip,
    Are you referring to an AS degree in Fire Science or a Bachelors? Are you looking to get hired or to promote?

    I will answer both scenarios:
    If you are looking to get hired, your best investment would be to get your EMT and put yourself through a basic fire academy. This will prove to any department that you are not afraid of fire or heights, you have the hand eye coordination and the mechanical aptitude, and that you can work well under pressure (as well as a number of other things).

    If you are looking to promote, a Bachelors degree is good enough. It does not need to be in Fire Science. Mine is a teaching credential. This is considered a "related field." I would consider working on your Masters. I am in the Public Administration program at Cal State Long Beach. It's a good program if you are looking to go that direction.
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    Another good Master's option would be Emergency Management or Homeland Security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGuy View Post
    Oklahoma State
    I agree. I am a graduate of the program there.

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    Did you take the pencil pusher route?

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    TechGuy..you sure do talk some noice on these forums to be a nobody in the in the fire service. Sounds like you have a lot of paper and nothing to do with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter0011 View Post
    TechGuy..you sure do talk some noice on these forums to be a nobody in the in the fire service. Sounds like you have a lot of paper and nothing to do with it!
    That makes no sense. I also went to Oklahoma State, did fire protection, and gave the guys going into engineering field a hard time.
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