ERIC Number: ED046367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Fire Service Education Programs in Community and Junior Colleges.
Favreau, Donald F.
This report serves as a guideline for fire service education. For men filling the estimated 10,000 opportunities in career fire department organizations each year in the 1970s, it is necessary that they receive a supplement to department-level training in drills and skills. Knowledge of hydraulics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, law enforcement, and business education is as important to the modern fire fighter as is knowledge of the ropes and ladders. The number of 2-year colleges offering programs in fire service has increased 50 per cent in the past five years. The 2-year college can offer occupational and technical education, semi-professional training, and personal counseling. Such programs attract in-service fire fighter students, attending mostly evening courses, as well as people from such fire-related fields as oil and chemical corporations and insurance companies. There are suggested curriculum patterns for Fire Science Associate Degree and Fire Science Certification programs. The International Fire Administration Institute provides assistance to the nation's fire departments and to the colleges. Other similar organizations are listed. This report offers a complete description of fire fighter entry qualifications and duties. (CA)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, Program Development, Safety Education, Service Workers, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.