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PCCC’s Fire Science Technology Program Receives National Recognition from FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration

Posted September 1, 2017

The Fire Science Technology degree program at Passaic County Community College has received national recognition from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its U.S. Fire Administration and Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition Program.

Michael Allora, coordinator of PCCC’s Fire Science Technology program, announced that last June, PCCC became the second of only two New Jersey college programs to receive FESHE recognition and authorization by the U.S. Fire Administration to display the FESHE logo.

“FESHE establishes an organization of post-secondary institutions to promote higher education and to enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as a profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and other hazards,” according to the agency’s website.

The FESHE Recognition Program honors the programs of regionally- or nationally-accredited colleges and universities that have met FESHE’s model of standardized professional development educational criteria and that emphasize firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration and Emergency Medical Services management.

PCCC offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Fire Science Technology. The revised curriculum includes 21 core credits, and 39-41 elective credits, with credit being given for professional certifications such as Firefighter 1 and 2, EMT, Fire Officer 1, Fire Inspector, and Hazardous Materials Technician.

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and state-of- the-art fire training facilities