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Fire Services Administration


To reduce fire and life safety losses in Oregon and nationwide with the application of knowledge through education and professional development.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of current competency-based certification standards.
  2. Integrate academic theory for fire and emergency services with practical applications.
  3. Integrate technological proficiency with effective decision making.

Fire Services Administration major (72 credits)

Community College Professional Courses (24)

FSA 311 Principles of Fire Protection Management (3)

FSA 313 Fire Personnel Management (3)

FSA 315 Organization for Fire Protection (3)

FSA 317 Fiscal Management in Fire Protection(3)

FSA 319 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection (3)

FSA 321 Fire Protection Master Planning (3)

Elective professional course (3) Consult your WOU adviser


Additional electives in Fire Services Administration and/or Social Science and/or Business (Selected with adviser’s assistance) (27)


Note: WOU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the 72-hour major and a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all college work. At least 45 credit hours must be completed through WOU or Eastern Oregon University’s FSA courses. Acceptance into the program is limited to persons who are Oregon Fire Fighter II or equivalent, and who have completed the required 24 hours of core curriculum lower-division fire science course work prior to transferring into the program.


Those in the program must also complete the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.


WOU has established cooperative agreements with other institutions and agencies throughout Oregon and several other states. The participation of these other organizations provides various distance education opportunities for individuals to work towards a B.A. or B.S. in fire services administration. Participating institutions include: National Fire Academy, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education, Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, and several community colleges throughout the U.S. For more information on how these agreements may help the student in higher education pursuits, please contact: Division of Extended Programs, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361; 1-800-451-5767; e-mail:; or Internet:





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