This six-day course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to identify and research hot topics in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 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.
EMS middle management personnel (including shift supervisor, captain, division/battalion chief, crew leader, administrator, etc.) and others providing evidence-based system or service improvements.
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. “Data Gathering Instruments to Support Applied Research Projects” (Q0170). “Designing an Applied Research Project Proposal” (Q0171).