Fire Science Technology

Fire can mesmerize us for hours. It is a powerful, primal force that danced through — even lead — human development through the ages. The earliest humans likely first saw fire after a lightning strike ignited trees or grass. We learned to start fires before we made clothing, for cooked food was easier to digest than raw. Controlling fire has a history almost as long, but we’ve come a long from passing buckets of water to each other. Fire Science Technology today encompasses hydraulics, fire combustion and behavior, chemistry, hazardous materials, investigation and prevention as well as firefighting strategies and tactics. Vol State offers both a technical certificate in Fire Science Technology and an Associates of Applied Science degree for those who want to learn more.

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