The Fire Science and Public Safety Certificate Program has been developed to equip firefighters/paramedics and fire safety professionals with the fire prevention, fire safety, and pre-fire planning expertise needed to serve the city of Philadelphia and beyond.
Fire Science and Public Safety Proficiency Certificate
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|FSCI 104 - Fire Prevention and Building Codes||3 credits|
|FSCI 111 - Emergency Scene Management||3 credits|
|FSCI 172 - Fire Detection and Suppression Systems||3 credits|
|FSCI 241 - Fire Administration||3 credits|
|FSCI 271 - Hazardous Materials||3 credits|
|FSCI 281 - Fire Investigation||3 credits|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.
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- Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.
- Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
- Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
- Dress with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
- Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $31,596. Normal pay for Municipal Firefighters is $70,734 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $91,792.