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Supervising Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) W0146

Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

ACE recommendation

ACE has not yet reviewed this new course.

Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends

This 2-day course provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills and abilities required to navigate current emergency medical services (EMS) management issues and the challenges in moving from EMS provider to EMS supervisor.

Course topics and activities include:

  • The transition to leadership.
  • Time and task management.
  • Communication.
  • Information and technology.
  • Talent management.
  • Health and safety.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Syllabus: PDF 320KB

First-line supervisors who are responsible for field or station supervision of EMS response personnel. These supervisors are responsible for ensuring the daily operational schedules, assignments, personnel and resources.

Personnel eligible for, acting in, or on a promotion list for this rank/capacity will be considered with a letter from the agency head (chief) stating such.

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training.  Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed the ICS level 100 and 200 required training.

Upcoming offerings

Interested in attending a State or National Weekend Program course?

Apply online
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 20 - 21, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Terri Brooks
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February 22 - 23, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Todd Dyche
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Jack Beall
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
April 26 - 27, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
James A. Graves
Fire Training Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
Paul D. Froman
Maine State Weekend Coordinator
Maine Fire Service Institute
July 12 - 13, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, SC NFA Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy