Fire Science and Safety

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Fire Science and Safety program is to provide lifelong learning experiences that meet or exceed professional qualifications established by the National Fire Protection Agency and the National Fire Academy. The program is designed to instill pride, honor, integrity, knowledge and become true leaders in the American Fire Service.  Through extensive real-world labs and coursework students will learn the most current developments in the fields of fire, medical, and environmental emergencies meeting the high standards of honor and duty of the fire service.  Upon graduation, students are applicable to work as line firefighters and emergency medical technicians and will be eligible for certification as firefighters, EMTs, Hazmat Materials Operators, and Fire Investigators as well as have transfer opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Fire Science and Safety program will be able to:            

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the fire department organization.
  • apply knowledge of how to operate in hazardous environments.
  • illustrate the safe practice and proper use of the apparatus, facilities and equipment that is used in the fire service.
  • identify strategic needs and tactical implementations of a building fire.