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Fire Science

Ignite your future

Train to be one of 16,000 firefighters in Kansas. At Butler, you learn from active firefighters as you control real fires. Through hands-on experience in the college’s state-of-the-art training tower, you are exposed, first-hand, to a variety of elements – including rope rescue, forcible entry and fire evolutions. You also have the opportunity to live in the fire station by applying for Kansas’ only Fire Science Residency Program.

Estimated tuition for Fire Science = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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Gainful Employment Information

CAREERS IN THIS FIELD

The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Municipal Firefighters


$17.43 hourly wage
259 annual job openings


3519 Municipal Firefighters are currently employed in Kansas.


*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.