And you thought the fire service had turf wars and arbitrary rules
Spend $11,450 and three weeks at Harvard to attend the "Senior Executives in State and Local Government" program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. You will receive no academic credit.
Possess a state or National Registry EMT-Basic card and some universities will grant three to six semester hours of transfer credit. Even if the instructor's level of education is a General Education Degree – the adult version of a high school diploma.
Welcome to the world of academic accreditation.
Click: "Academic Accreditation Details for "Firefighting 2.0" to read my article posted on the Fire Engineering website.
It is a response to Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton's March 2012, Editor's Opinion, "Firefighting 2.0."
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
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