Since 1999, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) leaders labored to produce a standardized undergraduate curriculum that is national in scope, content, and outcome. Fire-related and EMS management courses were developed for colleges and universities to use as a model when developing curriculum. All the courses share common titles, catalog descriptions, outlines, and content, which provide a national core of knowledge and competencies as suggested by FESHE. This degree program closely follows the FESHE model and is designed to:
* Give graduates administrative and management knowledge as well as a solid baccalaureate foundation
* Provide current information regarding technology, human resource management, and fiscal responsibility in preparation for leadership roles
* Teach occupational and life safety awareness
* Impart learning in ethics, global awareness, operations, psychology, and research methods
What Are the Career Opportunities?
Those who complete the program and earn their Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management can look to pursue managerial positions and leadership roles in fire and emergency services organizations, emergency medical service and emergency preparedness agencies. Career opportunities may include chief and mid-level fire service personnel, emergency planners, and emergency program managers or directors.