Fire and Emergency Services Introduction

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There are various career choices you will have after completing the online bachelor's degree. They include but are not limited to a career in:

  • Fire department management
  • Emergency Medical Service management
  • Emergency Management
  • Insurance companies
  • Federal Government including DHS, FEMA, HHS, DOT
  • State Government
  • Private industry such as oil companies, industry management, and business

Note that the degree program does not certify you as a firefighter or provide you with EMS certification, but rather prepares you academically. Most fire and EMS departments are looking for personnel with a higher education degree. Many want personnel to be at least associate degree-prepared, and in order for promotion, require at least a bachelor's and, in some instances, a master's degree.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Visit Programme Website Start date Any time 2015 Credits 60 credits
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Fall Courses

FES 3015 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Management

FES 3033 Fire and Emergency Services Labor Issues

FES 3285 Advance Leadership Issues in Emergency Medical Services

FES 3755 Capital Equipment and Facilities

FES 3815 Command & Control at Catastrophic Fire-Rescue

FES 3823 FES Integrated Operations

FES 4045 FES Human Resource Managemen

Elective Courses--Select ONE:

FES 4685 Management for Arson Prevention and Control


FES 4835 Natural Disaster Phenomena in Florida

Spring Courses

FES 3015 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Management

FES 3753 Fire Service Financial Management

FES 4003 Fire & Emergency Services Public Policy and Administration

FES 4023 Leadership and Ethics

FES 4034 Regulatory Issues in Fire and Emergency Services

FES 3823 FES Integrated Operations

FES 4224 Management of Mass Casualty Incidents

Elective Courses--Select ONE:

FES 4685 Management for Arson Prevention and Control


FES 4835 Natural Disaster Phenomena in Florida FES

Summer Courses

FES 3153 FES Information Technology

FES 3284 Management of Emergency Medical Services

FES 3803 Multi-Agency Incident Command

FES 4055 Public Relations

FES 4585 Management of Fire Prevention Programs

FES 4825 Design and Management of Community Disaster Exercises


The program is designed as the junior and senior coursework of a four-year degree. Incoming students with an Associate's degree are eligible to register for courses. Depending on the particular Associate's degree, some students may have to complete additional general education prerequisites.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Florida.


Online students at the University of Florida are eligible for consideration for a wide range of federal, state and institutional aid as administered by the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA), which also administers a limited number of privately funded scholarships. These include:

  • Grants. Considered gift aid — no repayment required — and awarded to students showing the greatest financial need.
  • Scholarships. Considered gift aid, as they do not have to be repaid and do not require recipients to perform services.
  • Student Employment. Considered self-help aid, as students are offered aid in exchange for a service. The Student Employment Office assists enrolled students seeking part-time employment through various job programs.
  • Loans. Considered self-help aid as loans are a form of aid that must be repaid. UF primarily offers student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program, but there are a number of other loan programs available at UF.
  • Non-SFA Administered Aid. Numerous aid programs are administered by entities outside of SFA including State of Florida aid programs, SFA Resource Center scholarships, academic scholarships and endowed scholarships.


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