Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA)

Fire and Emergency Services Administration (B.S.)

Climbing the Career Ladder

Our online Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) program offers a challenging education and professional development experience that prepares you to be a successful leader. The FESA program is ideal for career firefighters and first responders who want to develop their careers and prepare for promotion.  

Most students in the program have at least five years of work experience and are ready for the next step.  FESA students are current career or volunteer firefighters, paramedics, emergency managers, prevention and code compliance trainers, or wildland firefighters.

Program Objectives

Network with other students and emergency service professionals.

Gain critical thinking skills, logical decision making behaviors, and personal reflection.

Continuous learning in future higher education and executive development programs.

Content variety includes emergency service personnel administration, financial management, planning, program evaluation, and measurement and management leadership of key fire and emergency service functions.

Make connections with prior learning in technical training programs, associate degree programs, and professional experience in fire and emergency services organizations.


Gain the knowledge and skills needed to assume administrative, management and leadership positions in a variety of fire protection, prevention, emergency medical, emergency preparedness and first responder positions.  Explore key topics such as department management, budgeting and personnel provides you with a strong administrative foundation.

All courses in the FESA program are only offered online. Courses use a variety of online discussions, assignments and learning materials to engage students. On-campus attendance is not required.

FESA Graduate Highlights

FESA Program Requirements

An overview of the FESA program.

All Courses

Learn more about the program and curriculum details.


Contact Us

Prospective students and current students needing academic advising:

Rebekah Pichotta
FESA Key Advisor
(970) 817-0081 (text during business hours)

Career advising and questions on class content:

Larry Grosse, Ph.D.
FESA Program Coordinator
(970) 988-1130