Fire Science

Program Overview

You might be surprised to learn that according to government statistics, fire fighting is NOT one of the top ten most dangerous jobs. Obviously, it has risks. But others, including loggers, police officers, and even pizza delivery drivers have far more dangerous jobs! Firefighters respond to fire alarms and other emergency calls. They put out fires and rescue people who are in danger. They are usually the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency.

General Program Information

The Fire Science Technology program is designed for students who desire advanced training as professional firefighters, basic preparation courses for a career in fire science, or a better understanding of fire hazards and problems in the field. Formal application and admission is required to several of these programs.

For more information please visit the Public Safety Sciences department page.

Employers

  • Local, state, and federal agencies
  • Emergency services companies
  • Large industrial facilities

Job Titles

  • Firefighter

Wage Information

LOCATION
PAY PERIOD
Entry Level
Median
Experienced
Arizona
Hourly
$14.09
$18.55
$24.24
Yearly
$29,310.00
$38,580.00
$50,420.00
Greater Phoenix
Hourly
$15.70
$20.93
$27.74
Yearly
$32,660.00
$43,540.00
$57,690.00
United States
Hourly
$14.99
$21.28
$28.10
Yearly
$31,180.00
$44,260.00
$58,440.00
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2008