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Management of Emergency Medical Services R0150

Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services
Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type
10-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, health care administration, community health public administration, or emergency medical supervision.

This 10-day course focuses on supervisory management practices as they relate to emergency medical services (EMS) in the fire service.

This interactive and fast-moving course will enable participants to deal more effectively with day-to-day management issues that supervisory-level managers are likely to encounter.

Some of the major components include:

  • Personnel.
  • Resource management
  • Quality improvement techniques.

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to enhance the quality and overall effectiveness of their EMS operation through the use of management techniques.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 174KB
* Welcome letter. * Instructions to download student manual. * Pre-course assignment information. PDF 162KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Individuals with midlevel management responsibility for an EMS delivery system (battalion/division chief, captain, shift supervisor).


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.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply August 1 - 12, 2022 Wait List Opportunity Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 10 - 21, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 28, 2022 - December 9, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 16 - 27, 2023 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 17 - 28, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 29, 2023 - June 9, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 17 - 28, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

This class emphasizes the professional leadership values to move organizations in a positive and professional direction. The materials opened up several ways of thinking and addressing issues.