Public Administration Careers in Fire and Emergency Services

Master of Public Administration – Fire and Emergency Services Specialization

Fire and Rescue Leaders: Always In-Demand

Experts say the fire safety and emergency services industries are trending toward all members having at least a bachelor's degree, and many of those holding executive positions are required to have an advanced degree.* Advanced fire and rescue service awareness is essential for firefighters and emergency responders seeking higher positions in the fire and emergency service industry. Fire safety managers and other public administration professionals will continue to be in high demand as long as there is a need for public emergency services—and with the country’s growing population, the outlook for management careers in the fire services is bright.

The median salary for the position of Fire Chief is $72,848.**

Careers in Fire Safety and Emergency Services

Whether you’re a firefighter or paramedic seeking an advanced position or a career changer interested in fire service administration or emergency services management, there are a large number of different career titles you can pursue with an MPA in Fire and Emergency Services from Anna Maria College. Some advanced positions seeing the most traction under this specialization include:

  • Fire Chief
  • Fire Captain
  • EMS Director
  • Battalion Chief
  • Fire Lieutenant
  • Training Officers
  • Executive Officers
  • Operations Supervisor
  • District Manager
  • Fire Inspector

By integrating specialized emergency service management topics with a foundational public administration master's curriculum, Anna Maria’s Fire and Emergency Services MPA can qualify you for some of the highest-paying careers in the fire services.

Learn More

Take the first step towards a fire safety management career. Click here to learn more about the Fire and Emergency Services specialization of Anna Maria College’s online Master of Public Administration or call 877-265-3201.