Michael Pariser, assistant dean of fire science in the Annandale Campus Business and Public Services Division, was named by Firescience.org as one of the “Sensational 13” fire science instructors in the Southeastern U.S. for 2013.
“The Southeast United States has some of the best fire academies in the nation, as well as college-level fire science programs that truly stand out,” according to Firescience.org.
This is the first year Firescience.org has honored fire science instructors across the country.
Pariser joined 75 educators across the country in fire science, fire responder care, and forestry who were recognized for excellence in the classroom, on campus and in the community.
“Our goal with the top instructors project is to recognize some of the very best educators and mentors in fire science,” said Matt Davis, managing director of FireScience.org.
The Fire Science Program at NOVA is the largest community college program in fire science in Virginia. Designed to lead to an AAS degree in Fire Science Technology (FST) that will prepare students for career advancement in one of the state, local or federal fire services and allied fields, FST graduates can also transfer into four-year college programs in fire science, public safety, public administration, and emergency management and planning.