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Firefighters putting out a fire.
Firefighters putting out a fire.

Fire and Safety

Eastern Kentucky University offers three distinct degree programs in the areas of fire and safety. All of these programs provide you with a broad-based understanding of fire science while allowing you to pick the area of specialization that fits your interests and career goals.

All of the bachelor’s degrees are available on EKU’s campus with online options available (residency required for FAEI degree).



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Our programs are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).



Eastern Kentucky University’s bachelor’s degree program in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology (FPSET) has been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.


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NIJ Research Funding

EKU’s Fire and Safety Program receives funding for two research projects. Read more

Published 11/29/2023

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Fire Science Alumni

Kyle Januska, ’24, is dedicating his summer to safeguarding some of America’s most iconic landscapes. After interning with the National Park Service (NPS) last year in Boise, Idaho Read more
Published 7/23/2024

Fire and Safety

521 Lancaster Ave.
Stratton 354
Richmond, Ky 40475
Phone: 859-622-3565


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