Fire and Emergency Services

  • Fire and Emergency Services

    Students receive on-the-job training using advanced technology to prepare for a variety of jobs in fire science, life safety, and healthcare.

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The Fire and Emergency Services program emphasizes hands-on experience using advanced technology in fire science, life safety and health care. As a student, you’ll explore a wide variety of topics, including safety and survival, fire behavior and combustion, fire protection systems, and principles of building construction.

The Fire and Emergency Services Technology AAS degree prepares you for a wide range of entry-level careers, such as:

  • Firefighter 
  • EMT or paramedic
  • Emergency services dispatcher 
  • Emergency response coordinator

The degree also provides career advancement and professional development for current firefighters and emergency services professionals. EMT Training courses are offered by the Fire and Emergency Services program for non-degree and degree seeking students.

It is the mission of the Fire & Emergency Services Technology programs at UAA to graduate competent and ethical professionals by providing the best possible general/technical education, offering the students the opportunity to enhance their skills, learn new skills, gain the ability to function at a professional level and provide lifelong learning. 

Why choose Fire and Emergency Services at UAA? 


Students can personalize their education according to their career goals through electives focusing on firefighting and emergency medical services.


Gain experience working with local fire agencies, hospitals and EMS departments in practicum placements.

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Train with program faculty who are professionally trained and experienced firefighters and EMTs.


The degree program curriculum follows standards set by the US Fire Administration's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Model.

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Program Information

The UAA Catalog is the official source of all degree and certificate programs at the university. Catalog entries for each program include details such as learning outcomes, application timeline and requirements, course sequencing, and program requirements. 


Catalog: AAS in Fire and Emergency Services Technology



Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the University of Alaska Anchorage Fire and Emergency Services Program. Our mission is to graduate competent and ethical professionals by offering students the opportunity to enhance their skills, learn new skills and gain the ability to function in an exciting and demanding profession. Our program provides entry-level knowledge and skills for students planning a career in emergency services as well as providing for the career advancement and professional development of current firefighters and EMTs. The UAA FES program is an excellent choice for students looking to build a solid foundation in the emergency services field or looking to expand on their current knowledge. Most would describe working in the fire service and emergency medical field as a calling, we look forward to helping you answer that call.


-Chris Lau, BA, FSI III


Contact Us

(907) 786-4346

Physical Address
UAA School of Allied Health
Allied Health Sciences Building
3500 Seawolf Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Mailing Address
UAA Fire and Emergency Services
3211 Providence Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, Alaska 99508