Fire Science and Public Safety Administration Program Accredited (5/1/2012)
The Holy Family University Fire Science and Public Safety Administration Program has earned accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, a rare distinction among fire science programs.

The IFSAC is a governing body that accredits public fire service companies and higher education fire service related programs around the world.

Accreditation is awarded to organizations are deemed to have rigorous course offerings, strong institutional support, and qualified faculty fulfilling the educational mission.

Holy Family’s Fire Science and Public Safety Administration Program was granted accreditation after it went through a lengthy application process, completed a self-study, and was evaluated by a team from the IFSAC Degree Assembly.

Tom Garrity, Coordinator of the Holy Family Fire Science and Public Safety Program, accepted the accreditation during the annual IFSAC meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota, April 14.

“IFSAC affiliation and accreditation provides the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program and our graduates with international visibility, credibility, and recognition with government agencies and major, private-sector employers,” Garrity said.

Offered through the School of Business Administration, the Holy Family program is now one of only 25 to achieve this IFSAC distinction. It is also the only undergraduate program of its kind offered in the Philadelphia region.

Graduates of the program serve as firefighters, paramedics, police officers, fire investigators, fire code officials, fire officers, and fire chiefs. Others work in related fields such as the insurance industry, industrial safety, risk management, fire protection system design, and campus fire safety.

To learn more about the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration Program at Holy Family visit the University’s School of Business Administration online at

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