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FEMA recognizes Lewis University Fire Service Administration

Lewis University Fire Service Administration bachelor’s program receives recognition from FEMA

Published: March 15, 2013.

The National Fire Emergency Services Higher Education program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently recognized the Lewis University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fire Service Administration. Lewis University is one of three recognized institutions in Illinois. Only 14 four-year institutions of higher education were honored.

“This national recognition acknowledges the quality of our program and our faculty’s ability to prepare students for fire service,” commented Dr. Calvin Edwards, chair of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies.

The FESHE recognition certificate acknowledges that Lewis University’s Fire Service Administration program has met the standards of excellence established by the FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy. Lewis University demonstrated a commitment to standardizing education for fire and emergency services by adopting the NFA’s model fire science curriculum.

Lewis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Fire Service Administration is an accelerated degree program for working fire service professionals. The program is designed to provide fire service professionals the leadership and administrative skills necessary to fulfill leadership roles within their organization. Students receive labor, financial and administrative training, as well as emergency response and cutting-edge theoretical training. The small class sizes and flexible scheduling facilitate learning for working professionals.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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