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Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)

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The U.S. Fire Administration established the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) as an organization of post-secondary institutions to promote higher education and to enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as a profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and other hazards.


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  1. To establish a formal network for post-secondary institutions that offer degree programs in fire and life safety and emergency response.
  2. To assist institutions in establishing relationships between degrees and professional certifications.
  3. To provide national models for a college curriculum leading to career tracks in fire protection, life safety and emergency services including associated allied professional fields.
  4. To encourage the establishment of partnerships between individual education institutions, and other local, state, and federal fire and emergency related training agencies and organizations.
  5. To promote quality assurance through mechanisms such as accreditation.
  6. To further the concept of higher education and its positive effect in the overall mission of the fire protection, life safety and emergency service providers.
  7. To promote the concept of integrated life-long education and training for fire protection, life safety and emergency services providers.
  8. To collaborate with the National Fire Academy in meeting the goals stated in America Burning and other national initiatives that involve degree-granting institutions.
  9. To enhance the professional qualifications and development of the faculties at institutions offering courses related to these programs.
  10. To encourage ongoing development of the quality, content and delivery of these programs.
  11. To encourage the exploration of innovative program enhancements.
  12. To explore and facilitate the integration of technology in all aspects of the educational programs.
  13. To impact the mission of the participating educational institutions.
  14. To promote inter-institutional recognition of courses.

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