The College of Southern Nevada is getting national recognition for its efforts to educate firefighters.
The National Fire Academy and the U.S. Fire Administration recognized the college for its Fire Science Technology program. CSN is one of only 25 institutions around the country to receive the honor.
The recognition is similar to being accredited. It means the school has met the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education standards. CSN now offers a six-course model fire science curriculum. Students who graduate will get a NFA achievement certificate.
“This is a mark of respect for CSN and future fire services’ graduates. There is no higher honor,” Greg Gammon, Director of Fire Science and Emergency Management said. “Our program is among the most relevant in the nation in preparing top-notch future fire and safety leadership.”