Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management R0158

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, two semester hours in public safety or fire prevention.
CEU’s 3.4
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

http://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0158.pdf PDF http://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0158.pdf?.fileSize,

Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Upcoming offerings

October 30, 2016 - November 4, 2016 | January 29, 2017 - February 3, 2017 | April 9 - 14, 2017 | View more

Course description

This six-day course will provide the critical components, background and principles associated with the implementation, or enhancement, of a department’s Quality Management Program. The course teaches students how to create, implement and maintain a Quality Management Program, including historical examples, current models, and best practices of quality assurance and improvement, process improvement, data collection and analysis.

Throughout the course, students work on culminating activities relating to the development of a Quality Management Program. Students present the activity with classmates and instructors at the end of the course, allowing all students to take examples of Quality Management Programs to their departments.

Selection criteria

Individuals who have department-level quality management (quality assurance, quality improvement), oversight or supervisory responsibilities.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply October 30, 2016 - November 4, 2016 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply January 29, 2017 - February 3, 2017 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 9 - 14, 2017 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 13 - 18, 2017 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None