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Although improved building materials and building codes have resulted in a long-term decrease in fires and fire fatalities, firefighters will still be needed to respond to fires. The prospects for firefighters will be good despite the number of volunteer firefighters that qualify for career firefighter jobs.According to the most recent U. S. Departmentt of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of firefighters is expected to grow from 2016 to 2026. The following video provides information on fire science careers.
This video is produced by the Texas Genuine project which provides information on all workforce careers available in the State of Texas.



Communication skills. Firefighters communicate conditions at an emergency scene to other firefighters and to emergency-response crews.

Compassion. Firefighters, like EMT's and paramedics, need to provide emotional support to those in emergency situations.

Courage. Firefighters’ daily job duties involve dangerous situations, such as entering a burning building.

Decisionmaking skills. Firefighters must be able to make quick and difficult decisions in an emergency. The ability to make good decisions under pressure could potentially save someone’s life.

Physical stamina. Firefighters may have to stay at disaster scenes for long periods of time to rescue and treat victims. Fighting fires requires prolonged use of strength.

Physical strength. Firefighters must be strong enough to carry heavy equipment and move debris at an emergency site. They also carry victims who are injured or cannot walk.




Fire Science Concentration

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Fire Science Outlook

The Departmentt of Labor Statistics show that the job outlook for a Firefighters is to increase by 7% for 2016-2026

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For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency. 


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