New Fire Science Associate's Degree Program Gives Students Hands on Field Experience

Rasmussen College and the Romeoville Fire Academy hosted a kickoff event for the new Fire Science degree program on September 12, 2012. The event was held at the Village of Romeoville Fire Station 3 in Romeoville, Ill. The Village of Romeoville Mayor, John D Novak, along with Village of Romeoville Fire Department Chief, Kent Adams spoke at the event. They addressed the unique partnership between Rasmussen College and the Romeoville Fire Academy to provide the skill set needed for those seeking a Fire Science career.

As part of this specialized Associate’s degree program, students get real-life, field skills training in facilities designed to simulate real-world fire scenarios. Students will also learn the leadership and management skills to further their career in the fire services industry. Rasmussen College Campus President Chicagoland, Amy King and School of Justice Studies Dean, Matthew Petz also spoke at the event. Watch their speeches below.

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