Fire Science

It takes dedication, desire and a strong will to enter the firefighter or emergency care personnel fields. Yet the rewards are many, and those who secure jobs are deeply committed to their work.

College of DuPage Fire Science Division offers two-year degrees in Fire Science Technology and Emergency Medical Services, as well as certificates in Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Paramedic.

Fire and Emergency - Higher EducationThe A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science has been awarded national recognition through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program (FESHE) which recognizes College of DuPage's adoption of standardized core courses and commitment to fire and EMS professional development.

Whether you are just starting out or are already employed in the Fire Science industry, College of DuPage offers classes in a flexible schedule that will help you attain your goals in this exciting and rewarding field.

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

For information on career outlook and salary information for Firefighters, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Contact Information

Dan Krakora, EMS/Fire Science Manager
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1018
(630) 942-2107

Jill Davis, Program Counselor and Advisor
(630) 942-2146

Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

Criminal Justice and Fire Science Technology Programs


Career training for criminal justice, police and fire science students

The Homeland Education Center (HEC) at College of DuPage provides career training for criminal justice, police and fire science students in all disciplines required for a successful career in these growing professions. The high tech HEC building includes a full immersion street scene that allows students to participate in realistic action scenarios. The center also houses a multi-station forensics lab to train students to examine evidence in controlled environments.

Simulation Exercise


Central DuPage and Edward Paramedic Programs Mass Casualty Incident Exercise at COD

CDH and Edward Paramedic students along with COD EMT & Nursing Students participated in a mass casualty exercise at the Homeland Security Education Center. The exercise was to train the first responders in how to respond to a large number of people injured in a single incident.

A State-of-the-Art Resource


Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center

The Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center is a testament to COD's commitment to providing student's access to the latest tools and facilities.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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