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    Master of Science in Emergency Management

    Master of Science in Emergency Management
    In times of natural or manmade disaster, societies rely heavily on those with sufficient training and certification in rescue and relief operations. Emergency management is becoming increasingly important in today's unpredictable world. With the right experience and training, professionals can hold specialist positions like emergency program manager or director, emergency operations center chief, director of security, risk management expert, emergency preparedness ...
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    Insider's Look at Smokejumping

    Insider's Look at Smokejumping
    Smokejumpers are highly trained wildfire firefighters deployed to remote locations. They are parachuted in to to secure fires otherwise unreachable by local forces. By making use of high-altitude aircraft, smokejumpers are able to reach fires faster, cheaper, and better equipped than any road-bound vehicle. Because smokejumping forces are limited to small teams, most of us don't get a chance to see ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
    A public administration degree can prepare you for many different upper-level careers in public service, including firefighting careers like Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and finally, Chief. The curriculum includes leadership and management skills, strategic planning for single departments but also for major disaster response, communication skills, media relations to name a few. One can expect to come away from a program ...
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    Associate of Applied Science: Emergency Medical Services

    Associate of Applied Science: Emergency Medical Services
    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) exist all over the world as health care providers trained to provide pre-hospital treatment in emergencies. The procedures that EMTs may perform differ by country and state and their regulations are set by the local government in their area. EMTs respond to medical emergencies, hazardous materials exposure, childbirth, child abuse, fires, rescues, trauma and psychiatric crises. EMTs ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering

    Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering
    Fire protection engineering is a unique profession that uses science and technology to protect people, property and businesses from destructive fires. This degree primarily focuses on the analysis of how fires affect people, buildings and property, and students can expect to learn technology related to design systems that control fires, alert people to dangers and provide means for escape. Fire protection ...
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    Certificate in Fire Inspector II

    Certificate in Fire Inspector II
    The Fire Inspector II certificate plan is an excellent start on your career path in fire and rescue. It combines fire chemistry classes, fire cause and determination courses, public administration tactics and overall management techniques to prepare the student for a lifelong career in public service. The certificate is designed to cover all of the necessary tools you will need as ...
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    A Guide to FireLink

    So now that you’ve found your way to FireLink, what exactly is there do? There are many ways to be interactive and if you need some ideas, this guide will show you exactly what there is to do in each section. *News* You can rate every news article that you read. Go to the box that says "Rate." Hover over the ...
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    Learn About Online Courses

    What are online courses? Online courses offer the same educational information that you would get in a traditional institution but they are held in virtual classrooms instead of physical classrooms. Everything else will be similar to campus colleges. You will still have professors, books, assignments, exams, and grades, but also more flexibility as you would learn over the Internet from the ...
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    Advancing Your Education

    People of all ages are choosing to further their education by obtaining bachelors and even masters' and doctoral degrees. Many people choose to go back to school to open new doors and get ahead in their job, as well as the rest of their lives! "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in public service._":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources Sometimes it's ...
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    Selecting the Right Degree

    Your degree choice will affect your future career opportunities and ultimate success. This compact guide will help you choose the degree that works for you. "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in public service._":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need ...
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    FREE Download: Fire & Rescue Field Guide

    FREE Download: Fire & Rescue Field Guide
    FireLink has partnered with Informed, the premier publisher for public safety field guides, to provide our members with exclusive downloadable versions of the Fire & Rescue Field Guide, free of charge. The new Fire & Rescue Field Guide™ offers instant access to vital information for all fire and rescue personnel, including supervisors and commanders. It puts critical response information at your ...
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    FireLink created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. Continue to Answers >> [page] 1) When did ...
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    FireLink created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See Answers >> [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? Emily Watson Sandy Cooper ...
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    Complete Guide to Accredited Fire Schools

    Complete Guide to Accredited Fire Schools
    In response to a large number of questions we receive about fire academies, we have adapted a list of schools accredited by the National Fire Academy (NFA). These schools are categorized by college-based training, associate's degrees, degrees at a distance program, bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees. The programs listed below will be supplemented in the near future by national accrediting associations ...
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    More States to Offer Scholarships

    Four new states have been selected for participation in the State Scholars Initiative, a national business-education partnership effort designed to increase the number of students who take a rigorous curriculum in high school, the U.S. Education Department announced today. _The states are: Missouri, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Wyoming._ Under the State Scholars Initiative, each state will receive up to $300,000 ...
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    Learn to Use Scholarships for Expenses

    Learn to use scholarships to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses. While looking for money for school many servicemembers, veterans, and their families tend to overlook the over $300 million of military - and veteran - related scholarships and grants. These scholarships often go unclaimed due to the following misconceptions: "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in rescue and ...
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    The Skinny on Student Loans

    An education loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. Federal law sets the maximum interest rates and fees lenders may charge for federally guaranteed loans, and nothing prevents a lender from charging lower fees. "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in rescue and public safety._":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources Here are three types of ...
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    How to Report Fraudulent Government Student Loans

    Contact the school or program that opened the student loan to close the loan. At the same time, report the fraudulent loan to the U.S. Department of Education. Call the Inspector General's toll-free hotline at *{color:red}1-800-MIS-USED*, visit "http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html":http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html or write to Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1510. "_Millions of dollars in rescue ...
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    The 411 on Fire Science Degrees

    The 411 on Fire Science Degrees
    The fire science degree is an enigma to some, mainly due to the fact that firefighters for many years were not expected to have higher education. But as demand for positions increase, so does the quality of candidates. Firefighters are no longer competing amongst high school graduates, but candidates with associate and bachelor degrees as well. FireLink has recently partnered with ...
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    Which Fire Science School is Right for You?

     Which Fire Science School is Right for You?
    So you’ve decided you want to advance your education. Now the question is which school is right for you? Some people make their decision based only on finances, but there is more to consider. It’s important to consider which careers you are interested in and what the normal career path is. The degrees or certificates required for each career will vary ...
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