Online program trains fire and emergency leaders around the U.S.

What does the Las Vegas Strip have to do with Colorado State University (other than it being a popular spring break destination)? It’s one of many places around the nation that is served by students and alumni of CSU’s online fire and emergency services administration (FESA) bachelor’s program.

One of the University’s longest-running online undergraduate programs, FESA has helped numerous fire and emergency professionals advance their careers and become leaders in their communities.

Unlike with other careers, fire and emergency personnel often work in the field before pursuing a degree—although a bachelor’s is typically required in order to climb the ranks in a department. Fast-paced jobs with shifting hours can make it difficult to attend courses in person. That is why students have continually turned to CSU’s online program.

In the video below, see why Ralph King, a fire captain in Las Vegas, chose to study with CSU.

The FESA program prepares students for promotions within the emergency services field by giving them the leadership, administration, and technical skills needed to advance their career. Hear from the program’s instructors to learn more about what the program entails.

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