Hot Topics Research for Emergency Medical Services R0139

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in research methods, fire services administration, or emergency services administration
CEU’s 4.4
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus ZIP 46KB,

Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Course description

This 6-day course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to identify and research hot topics in Emergency Medical Services to ultimately identify, promote and embrace evidence based system or service improvements. Skills addressed include problem statement identification, research strategy and proposal, literature and data evaluation, and project status briefing. Students will bring a topic important to their agency/community to base the research on and will construct a program proposal, begin the research process, and present a project status briefing.

Selection criteria

Emergency Medical Services middle management personnel (including Shift Supervisor, Captain, Division/Battalion Chief, Crew Leader, Administrator, etc.) and others providing evidence based system or service improvements.


1) ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training. 2) Q0170 Data Gathering Instruments to Support Applied Research Projects. Q0171 Designing an Applied Research Project Proposal; both of these courses are available through NFA Online at
Post-course requirements None