Quick Chat: Columbia Southern University - A Conversation with Chief Jake Rhoades

Sept. 14, 2020
Chief Jake Rhoades talks about the various fire and emergency services degrees available and longterm benefits of attending Columbia Southern University.

Firehouse’s Peter Matthews talks with Chief Jake Rhoades, Curriculum Lead Faculty, Fire and Emergency Services, about the various fire and emergency services degrees available at Columbia Southern University. Rhoades explains how Columbia Southern University's degree programs are developed by firefighters, for firefighters and what students can do to achieve their higher education goals. Find out how these degrees prepare you for leadership roles and how the staff and students develop lifelong relationships beyond the classroom. 

About the Author

Peter Matthews | Editor-in-Chief/Conference Director

Peter Matthews is the conference director and editor-in-chief of Firehouse. He has worked at Firehouse since 1999, serving in various roles on both Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com staffs. He completed an internship with the Rochester, NY, Fire Department and served with fire departments in Rush, NY, and Laurel, MD, and was a lieutenant with the Glenwood Fire Company in Glenwood, NY. Matthews served as photographer for the St. Paul, MN, Fire Department.