Fire Science and Public Safety Administration
Most Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program graduates are working in the fire service or in a related field. Our graduates, based upon the most recent survey, overwhelmingly believe that the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program prepared them for a career in either the fire service or in a related field and for graduate studies. Since the inception of the program, every graduate that responded to our Graduate Survey said that they would recommend the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program to others. Seventy-five percent of our full-time Fire Science and Public Safety Administration students graduate in three years or less. This is what two of our graduates said about the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program
Mark Noval ’01, MS, CFPS
Instructor and Program Coordinator, Fire Protection Engineering
Delaware Technical and Community College
In today’s work environment, learning new skills is the key to advancing your career. The Fire Science program at Holy Family was exactly what I needed because it provided me with crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, decision making, and management. The curriculum perfectly complemented the technical expertise I gained during my associate’s degree program. Courses such as Major Incident Analysis featured guest speakers who were the commanders of major incidents like the Pier 34 collapse and the One Meridian Plaza fire. Learning from the people who are on the front lines every day was invaluable—it changed my life and my career.
Juan C. Gonzalez ’06
Hazardous Materials Specialist
former Lieutenant, Philadelphia Fire Department
I have benefited, not just from the knowledge of my professors at Holy Family, but also from their character. Their advice and encouragement instilled in me the want and determination to make a difference in my life. Each day, Holy Family professors model for their students the values of hard work, selflessness, and civility. These are life lessons that I put to work at the Philadelphia Fire Department Special Operations Command. They are values that I will carry always, making me a better man, a better civil servant, and a better citizen of the world.