Fire ScienceThe Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that firefighter jobs are expected to grow 17% from 2008 - 2018. The median salary for a firefighter is $44,260 and the highest paid 10% of firefighters earn over $72,210 annually. If you would like more information on the job outlook for this career, please read this excerpt from the BLS job outlook handbook.
Kellogg Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science and also a Fire Science Certificate.
Kellogg Community College is a member of the Southwest Michigan Fire Science Consortium.partners with Kalamazoo Valley Community College to offer the Fire Science program. Kalamazoo Valley Community College serves as the administrative host for the program and confers all Fire Science degrees and certificates.
Fire Science classes are held at various sites in the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo area. Regardless of where the training is located, students register for the courses through their in-district school and pay in-district tuition rates.
FISC 102 – Firefighter I and II is the primary certification needed to work as a volunteer or paid firefighter. This course is offered at least once a year, typically beginning in January. Applications for this course should be submitted by early August to the Fire Science Program Manager at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. For more information visit: http://www.kvcc.edu/fire/.