Fire Services Administration

Move your career forward at EOU

Aligned with the National Fire Academy’s FESHE Model Curriculum, EOU’s top ranked fully online FSA program offers fire service professionals the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree to advance in their professional field. Whether you’re a transfer student or just starting your college education, our FSA program advisors will design a pathway that works for you including consideration of our new 24-credit Wildland Fire Track.

The Fire Services Administration program’s BA/BS degree requirements provide for a major built upon an associate degree in fire protection science or a professional technical core fire science curriculum available from most community college fire programs. Core lower-division courses are also available through our FSA program.

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 (2020).

Program Values

“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. Students who have experience in wildland firefighting may elect to follow the new ‘wildland fire track’ and apply their wildland training to their FSA degree.”

~ Kevin Walker
FSA Program Chair
Professor, College of Business


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

Dan O’Grady
Degree Advisor

Advance your Career

Earn an award-winning, nationally recognized fire services administration degree. EOU’s FSA program is delivered 100% online and is NFA Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) compliant.

Our curriculum provides exceptional training in fire services, including hazard prevention, communication; critical thinking; and civic engagement (including hazard mitigation). You’ll benefit from fire science knowledge, skills and abilities aligned with the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

  • Administrative or Executive Directors of Emergency Services
  • Dispatchers
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Member
  • Fire Investigators
  • Fire Inspectors
  • Fire Photographers/Videographers
  • Instructors
  • Operations managers
  • Public Education/CRR Specialist
  • Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • Safety Officers
  • Supervisors

Fully Online Delivery

Attend full-time or part-time online with a flexible, career-focused program. We work with you to leverage previous college credits and work experience and secure scholarships. Graduate ready to pursue a variety of emergency services careers, like dispatcher or fire chief.

What It’s Like to Study Online

Earning your degree online at Eastern Oregon University is a great opportunity because there are no on-campus requirements. You will have access to the same professors, content and opportunities as on-campus students, only in a creative digital format. Our professors work on campus and are professionals and experts who are trained to deliver innovative, engaging online education.

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.