The fire technology program assists in the development of meaningful educational experiences for pre-service and in-service firefighters. The program emphasizes the principles of fire protection, fire prevention and fire suppression.
Courses stress practical application in understanding building designs, classification of fires, exposure protection, toxic fumes, arson investigation, hazardous materials, fire fighting techniques and standards. The course surveys fire administration with special interest in recruiting, organization, budget, legal aspects, employee effectiveness, evaluation and related problems. The program is planned to develop specific abilities and knowledge for entry-level employment and to provide the necessary educational background for advancing into a highly responsible position in the profession.
All courses are structured to coincide with the requirements set forth by the
Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association.