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Fire Science

LCC Regional Fire Training Center
  • Protect people
  • Save lives
  • Respond to a variety of emergencies

This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in fire fighting. Included in this curriculum is completion of the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II courses. In addition, students will complete comprehensive coursework in fire safety, investigation and inspection, fire command and administration, hazardous materials, and fire hydraulics. The overriding emphasis of this program is fire fighter safety and customer service.

Lansing Community College offers three avenues for obtaining the credentials necessary to work as a fire fighter or in fire science technology:

  • The Fire Science/Basic EMT Associate Degree curriculum combines the Fire Academy and EMT Academy together to prepare the student for a career in firefighting and emergency medical services.  This curriculum choice appeals to local fire service agencies that provide EMS care and transportation for the sick and injured in their communities.

  • The Fire Science Technology Associate Degree curriculum (includes the Fire Academy) prepares an individual for a career in fire fighting, fire investigation, consulting, industrial safety, fire engineering and prevention

Both of the Fire Science Associate Degree curriculums are internationally accredited through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, IFSAC.   

Click any of the links on the right to view more information about curriculum, degrees and certificates, courses and career fields within the Fire Science Program at LCC.

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Our Mission

To enhance the opportunity for fire service training, to prepare our students to serve their community with safety and competence, and to provide a model of excellence for fire service instruction.


Public Service Careers
West Campus, Room M127
Phone: (517) 483-1570
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