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Fire Services Administration Major

Fire Services Administration Major


Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, College Level Mathematics, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.

Fire Services Administration is a minimum 75 credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.

Admission to program: Pass FSA 202 with a C- or better, transfer to EOU with an FSA degree from a CC, Wildland Firefighter I Certification or obtain permission from program chain (in the case ASL was transferred in for FSA 202).

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
FSA 202Principles of Emergency Services3
FSA 204Fire Protection Systems3
FSA 206Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FSA 208Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply3MATH 070
FSA 210Fire Strategy & Tactics3
FSA 212Fire Prevention3
FSA 214Building Construction for Fire Protection3FSA 202
FSA 216Principles of Emergency Services, Safety & Survival3

Students can follow an optional Wildland Track in leu of the typical FIRE SERVICE LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES pathway.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
FSA 216Principles of Emergency Services, Safety & Survival3

Transfer the following certifications to EOU: Certifications must comply with Northwest Firefighting Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards to apply

CertificateASL Qualifying CoursesNumber
Wildland Interface Fire Fighter (FFT2) certification
Introduction to ICS(ICS-100)
Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service(L-180)
Firefighter Training(S-130)
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior(S-190)
NIMS: An Introduction(IS700)
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher(RT-130)
Advanced Wildland Interface Fire Fighter (FFT1) certification
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher(RT-130)
Firefighter Type 1(S-131)
Look Up, Look Down, Look Around(S-133)

**NOTE: Courses for Wildland Firefighter I & II certification are reviewed annually by NWCG and may change title or number. If the courses were not transcripted by an academic institution, EOU will offer to transcript the courses per existing ASL policy.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
FSA 305Fire & Emergency Services Administration3
FSA 309Fire Investigation & Analysis3
FSA 313Personnel Mgmt for Fire & Emergency Services [UWR]3
FSA 317Fiscal Management in Fire Protection3
FSA 319Political & Legal Foundations of Fire Protection3
FSA 326Fire Prevention Organization & Management3
FSA 331Community Risk Reduction for Fire & Emerg Services3
FSA 341Disaster Planning and Control3

Choose 24 credits from the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
FSA 336Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials3
FSA 339Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection3
FSA 340Fire Dynamics3
FSA 345Multiculturalism in Emergency Services [DPD,UWR]4
FSA 360Aviation Management in Fire Suppression3
FSA 405Fire Service Ethics3
FSA 407Seminar1 to 15
FSA 409Practicum1 to 15
FSA 410Selected Topics1 to 6
FSA 413Fire Related Human Behavior3
FSA 440Fire Protection Structures & Systems Design3Builds on FSA 340
FSA 460Advanced Aviation Mngmnt in Fire Suppression3
FSA 490Applications of Fire Research330 credits in FSA
EMSA 305Foundations of EMS Systems3
EMSA 307EMS Risk Management & Safety3
EMSA 309EMS Communications Management3
EMSA 311Management of Emergency Medical Services3
EMSA 313Legal, Political & Regulatory Environment of EMS3
EMSA 315EMS Education3
EMSA 317EMS Quality Management3
EMSA 405Finance of EMS Systems3
EMSA 407EMS Public Information & Community Relations3
EMSA 411Analytical Approaches to EMS3
EMSA 413Management of Transport Services3
EMSA 415Community Risk Reduction in EMS [UWR]3
Any NWCGEngine Boss, Crew Boss, Heavy Equipment Boss, Felling Boss, Firing Boss
Any NWCGSingle Resource (CRWB),(ENGB),(FELB),(FIRB),(HEQB)
NWCGStrike Team Leader Engine (STEN)
NWCGTask Force Leader (TFLD)
ASLDivision/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
ACCTUpper Division CoursesVarying
BAUpper Division CoursesVarying
ECONUpper Division CoursesVarying
COMUpper Division CoursesVarying
PSYUpper Division CoursesVarying
SOCUpper Division CoursesVarying
POLSUpper Division CoursesVarying
WRUpper Division CoursesVarying

**Courses in GIS, Forestry, Rangeland & Natural Resource Management, and Leadership highly recommended.

CAPSTONE: 3 credit hours

Choose one of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
FSA 415Local Government Administration & Community Politics3
FSA 419Advanced Legal Aspects of Fire Protection [UWR]3
FSA 421Advanced Fire Service Master Planning3
FSA 423Labor Management Relations3

Oregon students should choose UD support courses that fulfill Oregon DPSST FO IV requirements. (NFPA 1021 FO IV requirements adopted by the Oregon Legislature)

Total credits required for major: 75

Wildland Fire Track added as an optional track for students April 2022

Program admission requirement added through EPCC Feb 2020

Last EPCC update June 2019