Advanced Leadership Issues in Emergency Medical Services P0159

Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services
Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type
6-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
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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 precourse assignment and culminate with a project presentation to the class.

Selection criteria

Individuals with upper-level management responsibility for an EMS delivery system (e.g., Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Manager, Director).


  1. 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.
  2. 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.)

Post-course requirements