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Fire Services Administration

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The U.S. Fire Administration recognizes Idaho State University as an official FESHE institution, and this degree program closely follows the FESHE curriculum.

National Fire Academy Course Certificates

Any ISU student successfully completing a FESHE curriculum course is eligible to apply for individual course certificates from the National Fire Academy FESHE Recognition Program. These certificates are the same as those awarded for resident courses at the NFA in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In addition, the National Fire Academy will provide an NFA transcript showing completed courses.


ISU’s Fire Services Administration program was created to meet the needs of the rapidly changing profession of fire services. The industry demands dedicated leaders and critical thinkers who can make sound, effective decisions.  Our courses are taught by experienced, ranking fire officers whose background provides them with the knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

We offer both the associate of science and bachelor of science degrees. 

  • The associate degree program provides an in-depth overview of the fire services for students who aspire to work for a fire department
  • The bachelor’s degree coursework prepares fire professionals with the management and administrative knowledge and skills necessary to advance their career and serve as leaders and officers in a fire department



Why ISU?

  • FESHE-approved curriculum (Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education)
  • All courses taught by ranking fire officers
  • All classes are online and feature live interaction with your instructor
  • Attend class from home or from work….from anywhere!
  • Recorded classes mean you never really have to miss a class
  • Affordable in-state tuition for all online classes regardless of residence
  • Associate and Bachelor degrees keep your career path open
  • Regionally-accredited university offering credits and degrees accepted everywhere


Learn More about Fire Services Administration

Why Fire Services

Why Idaho State

Dave Hanneman, FSA Program Director/Clinical Asst Prof
hanndavi@isu.edu  |  (208) 373-1961
Krystal Scott Lyman, Education Coordinator and Program Advisor
scotkrys@isu.edu  |  (208) 373-1760



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