This 6-day course provides training on the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the skills necessary to address issues and problems requiring the experience and knowledge of a senior manager, to include management of an EMS organization, day-to-day operations, time management, human resources, financial management and budgeting, and equipment/fleet management.
Current issues for EMS managers are addressed through a forum style exchange of ideas, best practices and individual experiences.
A project addressing an issue, improvement or potential change specific to each student’s agency will begin through a pre-course assignment and culminate with a project presentation to the class.
Individuals with upper-level management responsibility for an EMS delivery system (e.g., Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Manager, Director).
Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
NFA's “Management of Emergency Medical Services” (R0150). A college-level business or human resources management course (upper-division baccalaureate degree category) and EMS management experience may be substituted for the R0150 prerequisite. (College/University transcript to satisfy the college-level management course requirement in lieu of the R0150 course and a letter from the department chief validating EMS management experience should be submitted with application.)