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Fire Science Faculty

Samuel A. Giordano, Professor

Coordinator, Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs


  • 35+ years fire science service experience
  • AAS Fire Science Technology
  • BS in Firefighter Occupational Safety and Health
  • Master's in Public Administration
  • Illinois Certified Fire Officer III
  • Illinois Certified Training Program Manager

Photo of Samuel A. Giordano, ProfessorBeginning his career in 1974 working for both municipal and fire protection district fire departments, Professor Sam Giordano is a veteran of the Fire Service. He holds an AAS Degree in Fire Science Technology, BS in Occupational Safety and Health, and MBA in Public Administration.

Professor Giordano holds numerous Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal "OSFM" and National certifications including Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, Incident Safety Officer, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Fire-Arson Investigation and Training Program Manager. 

Additionally, Professor Giordano serves on the Illinois Fire Chief's Association "IFCA" EMS Committee. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors, Illinois Association of Arson Investigators, National Fire Academy Alumni Association, and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

Professor Giordano serves as the Program Coordinator for the Fire Science Technology and Emergency-Disaster Management programs at Harper College since 2002.

Moreover, Professor Giordano is a former member of Toastmasters International, and past President of the Lincoln-Way Toastmasters chapter. He holds numerous awards and certifications including Toastmaster Gold and Advanced Leader. He is currently an active member of Kiwanis International.

Last Updated: 1/6/22