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Fire Science in New Hampshire

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in New Hampshire

Around 0.2% of New Hampshire's graduates, graduate from Fire Science certificate programs every year.

Lakes Region Community College, the only accredited Fire Science school in New Hampshire, is located in Laconia. It received a ranking of 82nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 69 students graduated from Lakes Region Community College's Fire Science programs.


Tuition at Lakes Region Community College for students enrolled in Fire Science courses was $6,450 per year.

A Fire Science certificate from a New Hampshire school... what next?

Fire investigator, municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer are the professions of choice for a majority of Fire Science graduates in New Hampshire. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in New Hampshire, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 740 New Hampshire fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 80 fire investigators, 390 municipal fire fightings and 50 fire-prevention engineers. The following counties have the largest number of New Hampshire fire science professionals:

  1. Hillsborough County - 210 fire science professionals
  2. Belknap County - 70 fire science professionals
  3. Strafford County - 30 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fire science professional in New Hampshire will grow by 13%, and by 2018, there will be an estimated 970 fire science professionals working in New Hampshire. The greatest growth for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Alarm Systems Installers, who are expected to increase by 21% by 2018.


New Hampshire fire science professionals earn on average $57,155 per year. However, this number is only an average. Fire science professional in New Hampshire had varying salaries from $26,900 to $84,920 per year in 2010. The counties in New Hampshire with the highest average salary for fire science professional are:

  1. Grafton County - $61,270 per year
  2. Strafford County - $57,810 per year
  3. Belknap County - $54,440 per year

The following counties in New Hampshire have the lowest average salaries for fire science professional:

  1. Hillsborough County - $48,970 per year
  2. Belknap County - $54,440 per year
  3. Strafford County - $57,810 per year

The fire science professionals with highest average salaries in New Hampshire were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $70,800 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $60,060 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $57,400 per year

On average the lowest paid fire science professionals in New Hampshire were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $57,400 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $40,360 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional fire science statistics regarding a career in Fire Science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in New Hampshire

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 390 $60,060 11.4%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 220 $40,360 -31.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 80 $57,400 33.3%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $70,800 -28.6%

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