I want to be a firefighter, what do I study in college?

Its about time for me to start applying to colleges and I REALLY would like to become a firefighter. I know that to have higher chances of becoming a firefighter it would be better if I got a 2 years Associate degree under Fire Science, and if I became EMT certified and then became a paramedic afterwards. But I would really like to go to a 4 year college. The schools Im wanting to go to are University of California in Irvine, and California Baptist University. My real question is what academics will I study under? If im going about this wrong let me know, I just want to become a firefighter as soon as I can, preferably a paramedic firefighter.

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  • Geomi
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    9 years ago
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    I have studied and made recommendations for students who have wanted to become firepersons, and what I have learned is that the best and most efficient way to do that is apply at your nearest firehouse to be enrolled in a specialized fire fighting program right out of high school.

    The route you want to take is a more expensive and will add four years of college when their are no four year colleges or community colleges that offer what you called "fire science." Another way which is also longer and more expensive is to go to a college that offers forestry as a major, and take a four year program there, then go to the firehouse and train as a fire fighter. Colleges that offer forestry as a major are as follows:

    United States

    Northeast Division of Forestry, Natural Resources, and Recreation, Paul Smith's College

    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

    College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture, University of Maine

    Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland

    Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts

    Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire

    Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University

    The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, The University of Vermont

    MidwestDepartment of Forestry, Southern Illinois University

    Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University

    Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University

    Department of Forestry, Michigan State University

    School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University

    School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan

    Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

    University of MinnesotaThe School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri

    School of Natural Resources, Ohio State University

    Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

    College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point

    SouthCenter for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M University

    School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

    School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas

    School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida

    Warnell School of Forest resources, University of Georgia

    Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky

    School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University

    School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University

    College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University

    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

    College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University

    Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

    Department of Forest Resources, Clemson University

    Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee

    Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University

    Arthur Temple College of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University

    Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Division of Forestry, West Virginia University

    WestDepartment of Forest Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University

    Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources, Humboldt State University

    College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University

    College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences, University of Idaho

    College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana

    College of Forestry, Oregon State University

    Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

    College of Forest Resources, University of Washington

    Department of Natural Resources Management, California Polytechnic State University

    Others in the U.S. at Wikipedia, List of forestry universities and colleges, @http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_forestry_univ...

    Source(s): Wikipedia, List of forestry universities and colleges, @http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_forestry_univ...
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  • 4 years ago

    That's a good question!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You have get these speci gloves and ask for a fight with a fire. Fight and win and you will become one!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    maybe study whatever you fall back job might be.

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