LSUE Fire and Emergency Services Program Receives FESHE Recognition

April 18, 2024

FES Recognition

EUNICE, La. – The LSU Eunice Fire and Emergency Services program has received The Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition, it was recently announced by the United States Fire Administration.  LSUE’s program is the only Louisiana institution and one of the few in the Gulf South to hold the prestigious honor.

LSUE is one of only seven institutions nationwide that carry the FESHE Recognition certificate at the associate degree level.  The honor is an acknowledgement that a collegiate emergency services degree program meets the minimum standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy.

“This honor is a testament to the caliber of faculty and curriculum we have in our Fire and Emergency Services program,” LSU Eunice Chancellor Dr. Nancee Sorenson.  “We are proud that many of our alumni from this program not only serve as valuable first responders throughout Louisiana and beyond but are administrators in their respective municipalities.”

There are only 21 institutions in total that have FESHE Recognition at any level – associate, bachelor and/or graduate.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, these regionally or nationally accredited colleges and universities have demonstrated a commitment to the nationally recognized FESHE model of standardized professional development education criteria.  FESHE concentrates on degree programs that emphasize firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration and EMS management.

The LSU Eunice Fire and Emergency Services program is available entirely online as well as hybrid formats. Find more information about LSUE’s Fire and Emergency Services program at