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Fire & Emergency Response Management

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Online and Continuing Education
(920) 424-0234
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The UW Oshkosh Fire & Emergency Response Management program has earned the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education(FESHE) recognition certificate.

Admissions Requirements

Melissa_Spielman_fire_fighter_489 There are two primary ways that students qualify for admission into the Fire and Emergency Response Management program. Option One: Admission Requirements for Applicants with an Applied Associate Degree.

Student must have an approved, regionally accredited degree in Fire Science Tech, Fire Protection, Fire Engineering, Wildland Fire, Fire Medic, Paramedic, or Emergency Management. Degree must have been earned after 1990.

Option Two: Admission Requirements for Experienced Professionals without an Applied Associate Degree Applicants may apply for pre-admission to the FERM program with documentation of the following credentials:

  • Firefighter 1 and 2 or EMT Basic and National Registry
  • Three years of full time experience
  • Two recommendation letters, one from applicant’s Chief and one from a colleague

Visit our Admissions page for more information on how to apply to the University.

Get a free transfer credit evaluation!

Students with an approved applied associate degree transfer in up to a 45 credit block plus any applicable general education courses. Most students transfer between 60 and 90 credits. Contact the FERM advisor to see how your credits transfer. You can fill out our prospective student form or contact Brandon Pannier directly at (920) 424-0029 or


Brandon Pannier
(920) 424-0029


The UW Oshkosh FERM program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The program is also accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), which is a nonprofit system of fire service certification programs and higher education fire-related degree programs.