Homeland Security Personal Statement

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Pursuing a graduate degree in homeland security will greatly enhance my ability to move into an executive position within the Waco Fire Department. I have over 25 total years in the fire service with over 9 years at the command level. Over the span of my career, I have worked in a variety of different departments and different settings. One constant that has remained over the course of my career is that I have constantly improved myself through education, not only to improve myself, but to improve the service I provide to the community that I serve. A master’s degree in homeland security would complement my Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and Management. Homeland Security is the mission of the fire service and this degree is the next logical step towards executive leadership in the fire service. Looking at the fire service in terms of fire and medical responses would be short-sighted; as the modern fire service is an all-hazards response organization with domestic preparedness should be elevated higher within our mission. Preparing and planning of incidents that could happen to my jurisdiction and regional is vital for a leader in the homeland security field. Waco, Texas and our surrounding area have felt the effects of many homeland security events over the years and the Waco Fire Department has been at the forefront…show more content…
In Texas associate degrees for firefighters are tuition exempt, along with the abundant amount of associate degrees online allow personnel to earn an associate degree. Texas Commission on Fire Protection offers many certifications that benefit the fire service in the state and many of these would make our organization better. Center for Public Safety Excellence offers professional credentialing for the fire service, my organization should look at pursuing this for personnel and the
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