Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program graduates are working
in the fire service or in a related field and our graduates, based upon the
most recent survey, overwhelmingly
believe that the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program prepared
them for a career in either the fire service, in a related field and/or for
graduate studies. All stated
that they would recommend the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration
program to others. This is what two of our graduates said about the Fire Science
and Public Safety Administration program.
Mark Noval ’01, MS, CFPS Instructor, Fire Protection Engineering Delaware Technical and Community College
In today’s work environment, learning new skills is the key to advancing
your career. The Fire Science program at Holy Family was exactly what I needed
because it provided me with crucial skills in communication, critical thinking,
decision making, and management. The curriculum perfectly complimented the
technical expertise I gained during my associate’s degree program. Courses
such as Major Incident Analysis featured guest speakers who were the commanders
of major incidents like the Pier 34 collapse and the One Meridian Plaza fire.
Learning from the people who are on the front lines every day was invaluable—it
changed my life and my career.
Juan C. Gonzalez ’06
Hazardous Materials Specialist
former Lieutenant, Philadelphia Fire Department
I have benefited, not just from the knowledge of my professors at Holy Family,
but also from their character. Their advice and encouragement instilled in
me the want and determination to make a difference in my life. Each day, Holy
Family professors model for their students the values of hard work, selflessness,
and civility. These are life lessons that I put to work at the Philadelphia
Fire Department Special Operations Command. They are values that I will carry
always, making me a better man, a better civil servant, and a better citizen
of the world.