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Division of Continuing Studies

Fire Service Management

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Fire Service Management. The program is aligned with the national model curriculum established by the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA) and the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) network.

Prerequisites:

EMGT 1000 Introduction to Emergency Management 3 hrs
FSMT 1600 Fire Chemistry 3 hrs
FSMT 2200 Codes and Inspections 3 hrs

Required Courses (30 credit hours):

FSMT 2300 Fire Investigation 3 hrs
FSMT 2410 Fire Strategies and Tactics 3 hrs
FSMT 3020 Fire Dynamics 3 hrs
FSMT 3140 Fire Related Human Behavior 3 hrs
FSMT 3350 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3 hrs
FSMT 3680 Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection 3 hrs
FSMT 4300 Advanced Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3 hrs
FSMT 4450 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3 hrs
FSMT 4860 Applications of Fire Research 3 hrs

Electives - 3 credit hour minimum:

A minimum of 3 elective hours from the following list of courses must be completed within the 30 hour concentration. Electives can be from one or more of the academic areas listed below.

  • Aviation
    • AVN 1160 – Aviation/Transportation Safety / 3 hrs
    • AVN 3150 – Aviation Law / 3 hrs
    • AVN 4080 – Airport Security / 3 hrs
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • CRCJ 2030 – Police and Society / 3 hrs
    • CRCJ 4760 – Terrorism / 3 hrs
    • CRCJ 4800 – Special Topics in Criminal Justice Counter Terrorism / 3 hrs
    • CRCJ 4800 – Special Topics in Criminal Justice Cyber Crime / 3 hrs
  • Public Administration
    • PA 3180 – Elements of Public Management / 3 hrs
    • PA 3600 – Personnel and Volunteer Management for Nonprofits / 3 hrs
  • Emergency Management
    • EMGT 2020 – Emergency Management Strategies and Communications / 3 hrs
    • EMGT 2050 – Political and Legal Foundations in Emergency Services / 3 hrs
    • EMGT 3080 – Federal and Agency Organization and Cooperation / 3 hrs
  • Fire Service Management
    • FSMT 2310 – Fire Protection Systems / 3 hrs
    • FSMT 2510 – Building Construction for the Fire Service / 3 hrs

Note:
No course from a two-year institution which is also offered as an upper division course at UNO can be used in the area of concentration.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in Fire Service Management develops skills in fire service/public safety personnel management, management of physical and financial resources in the public sector, a theoretical expertise in emergency fire response, and risk identification and management. It prepares students to assume the role and responsibilities of the supervisor of response and administrative fire service personnel. The program provides the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree in Fire Protection Technology, Emergency Management, and/or Public Administration.

Revised Fall 2012