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Bachelor of Science degree in
Fire Services Administration

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EOU’s FSA program offers fire service professionals the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in their professional field entirely online. Whether you’re a transfer student or just starting your college education, our FSA program can accommodate you.

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EOU online fire services program ranked among best in 2017

A new survey from Best Degree Programs names Eastern Oregon University’s online fire science degree as one of the top 30 online fire and emergency services offerings in the country.

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Take the steps…

❏ Step 1: Fill out the Undergraduate Transfer Online /Onsite Application.

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❏ Step 2: If you have completed coursework at another university, have an official copy of all transcripts sent to:

Eastern Oregon University Attn: Admissions
One University Blvd.
La Grande, OR 97850

❏ Step 3: Consider Financial Aid options.

Admitted students who register for at least 6 credits per term may be eligible for Financial Aid. More information is available on the Financial Aid Website.

❏ Step 4: Send a copy of all state training certificates, NFA course completion records and a copy of your unofficial transcripts to:

Dan O’Grady
EOU at Portland Community College Cascade PSEB 124
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990
Phone: 971.722.5498 or 1.888.831.2167
Fax: 971.722.5098

NOTE: If you are interested in registering for an EMSA Course, but do not wish to pursue a degree through EOU, you may register for up to 8 credits per term as a non-admitted student. Fill out the Non-Admitted Student Form and submit it to Admissions in La Grande, OR. Students intending to complete the EMSA degree must apply for admission to Eastern Oregon University.

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FSA 202 – Principles of Emergency Services
FSA 204 – Fire Protection Systems
FSA 206 – Fire Behavior and Combustion
FSA 208 – Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
FSA 210 – Strategy and Tactics
FSA 212 – Fire Prevention
FSA 214 – Building Construction for Fire Prevention
FSA 216 – Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival
FSA 305 – Fire and Emergency Services Administration
FSA 307 – Emergency Services Delivery - ends after Fall 2019
FSA 309 – Fire Investigation and Analysis
FSA 311 – Principles of Fire Protection Management – ends after Fall 2019
FSA 313 – Personnel Management for the Fire & Emergency Services
FSA 315 – Organization for Fire Protection – ends after Fall 2019
FSA 317 – Fiscal Management in Fire Protection
FSA 319 – Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
FSA 326 – Fire Prevention Organization and Management
FSA 331 – Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services
FSA 341 – Disaster Planning and Control

100% Online

Complete coursework from almost anywhere. In addition to online faculty support, EOU has regional advising centers located throughout Oregon. This allows EOU to serve community and regional needs by engaging in partnerships that support student learning. Find a center near you for additional support in completing the program.

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“I found the Fire Services Administration program at EOU to be very important in my development as a chief officer, and the classes to be truly relevant and rewarding.”

Scott Stanton
Chief, Umatilla Fire District #1


“Our degree allows students the ability to customize their program by offering additional elective FSA and EMSA coursework and it's easy to double major in both disciplines. We also make maximum use of prior training and certifications.”

~ Kevin Walker
FSA Program Chair
Professor, College of Business

Advance Your Career

  • Supervisors
  • Operations managers
  • Administrative or Executive Directors of Emergency Services
  • Dispatchers
  • Instructors

Contact Us

Kevin Walker, J.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor
FSA and EMSA Program Chair

Dan O’Grady
FSA and EMSA Program Advisor
EOU @ PCC-Cascade

Fire departments and private fire protection agencies seeking administrators and supervisors increasingly expect candidates to have the management and administrative knowledge and skills provided by a baccalaureate degree in Fire Services Administration. EOU’s FSA program offers fire service professionals the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in their professional field entirely online. Whether you’re a transfer student or just starting your college education, our FSA program can accommodate you.

EOU’s FSA program is recognized as a Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) provider of the National Fire Academy’s FESHE model bachelor’s curriculum and addresses the requisite knowledge and skills found in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (2014).

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