Student recruitment for Management of Emergency Medical Services

The United States Fire Administration (USFA), Department of Homeland Security, is conducting a pilot class at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for its newly revised 2-week course, P150 – Management of Emergency Medical Services (MEMS).

The purpose of a pilot class is to assure that the materials are appropriate and accurate prior to replacing the old course in the normal course rotation. Students will be asked to provide feedback and comments on the course throughout its delivery. Students will receive a National Fire Academy course completion certificate.

The pilot class is scheduled to be delivered June 9-20, 2008 with students to arrive Sunday, June 8 and depart Friday, June 20, 2008.

Course Description

This course focuses on management practices as they relate to emergency medical services (EMS). 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. Personnel, resource management, research and quality improvement techniques are some of the major components of this course. 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.

Selection Criteria

Individuals with management responsibility for part of an EMS delivery system, e.g., a fire department, a hospital, or a public or private EMS agency. Individuals with decisionmaking responsibility within an EMS system, e.g., EMS council membership, EMS program management/coordination, training, medical control, etc.

Prerequisites: IS700 and IS800; ICS-100 and ICS-200 or equivalent.

Examples for ICS100 and ICS200 are:

• Q462 – Introduction to ICS for Operations Responders (available through NFA Online at
• Q463 – Basic ICS for Operational Responders (available through NFA Online at
• F806 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) for the Fire Service
• F163 – NIMS ICS for EMS

How to Apply

• Students must complete FEMA Form 75-5, General Admissions Application (available for download at:
• Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2008 and should be submitted to:

NETC Admissions Office
Building I, Room 216
16825 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

• Completed applications may also be faxed to the Admissions Office at (301) 447-1441.
• Applicants should not make plans to attend the pilot course until notified in writing by the Admissions Office.
• Stipends for eligible students are available for attendance for this pilot course.
• Attendance at a pilot course does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.

For additional information on this course delivery, please contact the Training Specialist, John Brasko at

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