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Fire Science Schools In Connecticut

Connecticut has 6 accredited fire science schools where fire science faculty who teach fire science classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fire science academic community in Connecticut, and the future trends in fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Capital Community College

    950 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103

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  2. Naugatuck Valley Community College

    750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708-3089

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  3. Three Rivers Community College in Norwich

    574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

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  4. University of New Haven

    300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516

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  5. Norwalk Community College

    188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

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  6. Gateway Community College in New Haven

    60 Sargent Dr, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

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Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Connecticut 2,010
National 154,160

Approximately 1% of the country's fire science professionals work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Connecticut

2,160 2,150 2,270 2,010 2,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, the field of fire science is shrinking. In 2010 there were 150 less fire science professionals working in Connecticut than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$58,415 $61,520 $64,480 $65,535 $64,645
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fire science professionals is increasing in Connecticut. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,415 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $64,645 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Connecticut

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This represents a 10% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fire science professionals earning 159% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Connecticut state.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Connecticut, fire science professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Connecticut


As the number of fire science professionals is decreasing in Connecticut state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited fire science schools in Connecticut state is increasing. In 2006 there were 66 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Connecticut and in 2010 there were 82 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Connecticut by 24%. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of fire science faculty in Connecticut, growth in the field of fire science academia and faculty salaries in Connecticut. If you are involved in teaching fire science courses to students at the certificate in fire science, associates degree in fire science, bachelors degree in fire science, and masters degree in fire science levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future fire science faculty in Connecticut. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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