Vol State Fire Science Receives National Recognition

Submitted on June 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

The Volunteer State Community College Fire Science Technology program received a Certificate of National Recognition at the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education Conference in Emmitsburg, Maryland recently. Vol State is one of only eight schools in the Unites States to qualify for this national recognition.

The certificate recognizes Vol State as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Institution. The Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition Program provides National Fire Academy (NFA) recognition to those regionally accredited institutions across the country that promote the standardization of fire science course titles, descriptions, and outcomes. Institutions with undergraduate fire science degree programs that offer FESHE model core associate and bachelor's courses are eligible for recognition.

"With our current NFA curriculum development and delivery and our continued resolve to prepare the fire service for the future through training and education, this FESHE effort moves the fire service another step closer to providing the leadership and safety all citizens have come to expect of their fire departments now and into the future," said NFA Superintendent Dr. Denis Onieal.

For more information about the Vol State Fire Science program, visit www.volstate.edu/Fire Science.

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Pictured: Allied Health Dean Elvis Brandon (left) presents the Fire Science Certificate to Vol State President Dr. Jerry Faulkner (right).

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