Fire Science

Structural Fire Science students in classroomFire Science Motto

Never Above You; Never Below You; Always Beside You

Vision Statement

Central Oregon Community College Fire Science Program serves its communities by providing lifelong learning opportunities through quality education for emergency personnel. We strive to enhance opportunities, to prepare providers for future employment, and ensure that education and skills remain abreast of rapidly evolving advancements and pursuits of continuing education. 

Mission Statement 

The AAS in Fire Science is designed to provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities to enter the fire service or to increase skills, knowledge and abilities for those already employed as a firefighter.


 IFSAC - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress The Central Oregon Community College Fire Program is IFSAC Degree Assembly accredited and prepares students to test for international certifications based on the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) system.

COCC is state Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST) accredited and a National Fire Academy Fire and EMS Higher Education (FESHE) recognized program.

John Failla
Program Director
Phone: 541-383-7419