Business and Professional/Public Service Division
Hours of Operation
- M - F : 8 am - 4 pm
- Clifford M. Ader, Coordinator (Fire Science Technology and Fire Protection Technology)
- Dreizel Kaploun, Support Staff
- Dr. Kristie Morris, Division Chair
Why Study Fire Science?
Employment of fire fighters is expected to grow by 19 percent over the 2008–18 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The role of firefighter has become increasingly complicated due to advances in technology, and global events. The scope of responsibilities and required knowledge has grown significantly and now includes emergency medical services, disaster recovery, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue, building safety compliance, public education, incident management and more. The program meets or exceeds the guidelines established by the New York Emergency Management System and the National Interagency Integrated Management System (NIIMS) under the Department of Homeland Security.
The AAS degree in Fire Protection Technology is designed for students seeking immediate employment in the field. The AS degree in Fire Science Technology is designed for students who will continue their education at the baccalaureate level and want to pursue or advance their career in fire or emergency management.
Meet our faculty
Our distinguished faculty includes acclaimed emergency responders from one of the premier fire departments in the State of New York as well as other career firefighters and emergency responders. Average class size of 22 allows faculty members to work one-on-one with students.