Fire Science

It takes dedication, desire and a strong will to enter the firefighter or emergency care personnel fields. Yet the rewards are many, and those who secure jobs are deeply committed to their work.

College of DuPage offers two-year degrees in Fire Science Technology and Emergency Medical Services, as well as certificates in Fire Prevention, Firefighter, Fire Officer, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Whether you are just starting out or are already employed in the Fire Science industry, College of DuPage offers classes in a flexible schedule that will help you attain your goals in this exciting and rewarding field.

COD Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services Overview 

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

Fall 2014 Firefighter Consortium Testing information is posted  on the Firefighter Testing page.

Central DuPage Hospital & Edward Hospital 2015 Paramedic Program information can be found on the Paramedic link above.


Contact Information


Dan Krakora, EMS/Fire Science Manager
Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1018
(630) 942-2107

Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

Criminal Justice and Fire Science Technology Programs

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Career training for criminal justice, police and fire science students

The Homeland Education Center (HEC) at College of DuPage provides career training for criminal justice, police and fire science students in all disciplines required for a successful career in these growing professions. The high tech HEC building includes a full immersion street scene that allows students to participate in realistic action scenarios. The center also houses a multi-station forensics lab to train students to examine evidence in controlled environments.

Simulation Exercise

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COD's First Responders and Health Care Team Collaboration Simulation Exercise

Students from six College of DuPage Health Sciences programs practiced their skills as they responded to a domestic violence simulation that was held on campus.

A State-of-the-Art Resource

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New Homeland Security Education Center

The new Homeland Security Education Center is a testament to COD's commitment to providing student's access to the latest tools and facilities.