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Emergency Services - Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis, A.A.S.

Requirements

365体育比赛投注Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

Online Degree Plan

Total Program Credits: 63365体育比赛投注

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ESFO 1350 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply (3.0) 3
or MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (4.0)  
or MAT 1000 Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (5.0)  
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course (COMM 1020 Recommended) 3
  Any approved Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science Distribution Course ( PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 Recommended) 3
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course ( PES 1097 recommended) 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic (9.0) 9
or ESEC 114A Emergency Medical Technician-Part I (3.0)  
and ESEC 114B Emergency Medical Technician-Part II (4.0)  
and ESEC 114C Emergency Medical Technician-Part III (2.0)  
  ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (4.0) 4
  ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership (3.0) 3
Emphasis Requirements: 15 Credits
Choose one of the following options: 15
Firefighter Option  
  ESFF 250A Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy I (8.0)  
  ESFF 250B Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy II (8.0)  
Student/Non-Affiliated Option  
  ESEC 3210 Paramedic I-Operations (3.0)  
  ESEC 3220 Paramedic II-Cardiac and Respiratory Patient Care (3.0)  
  ESEC 3225 Paramedic II Lab-Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies (1.0)  
  ESEC 3230 Paramedic III-Trauma Patient Care (3.0)  
  ESEC 3235 Paramedic III Lab-Trauma Emergencies (1.0)  
  ESEC 3240 Paramedic IV-Medical and Geriatric Patient Care (3.0)  
  ESEC 3245 Paramedic IV Lab-Medical Emergencies (1.0)  
  ESEC 3250 Paramedic V-Obstetric and Pediatric Patient Care (3.0)  
  ESEC 3255 Paramedic V Lab-Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies (1.0)  
  ESEC 4210 Paramedic VI-Research (2.0)  
  ESEC 4220 Paramedic VII-Clinical Internship Hospital and Field Phase I and II (4.0)  
  ESEC 4230 Paramedic VIII-Practical Preparation and Testing (3.0)  
  ESEC 4240 Paramedic Capstone (3.0)  
Paramedic/Affiliated Option  
  ESMG 491R Topics in Cardiology and Medical Trends (Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits) (1.0)  
  ESMG 492R Topics in Trauma and Pharmacology (Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits) (1.0)  
  ESMG 493R Topics in Medical Litigation (Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits) (1.0)  
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 16 Credits
  Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 16

Graduation Requirements:365体育比赛投注

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

365体育比赛投注NOTE: Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for certification as a Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT's and the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MAT 1000 or MAT 1010  Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, or Intermediate Algebra 4
ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing 4
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
EMS Electives Select 3 credits from the approved Emergency Services Courses 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership 3
EMS Electives Select 6 credits from the approved Emergency Services Courses 6
Humanities/Fine Arts Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course (COMM 1020 Recommended) 3
Social Behavioral Science Any approved Behavioral Science, Social or Political Science Distribution Course PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 Recommended) 3
Biology/Physical Science  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course  3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EMS Electives Select 6 credits from the approved Emergency Services Courses 6
ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic  9
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Choose one of the following Options: 15
Firefighter Option:  
ESFF 250A and ESFF 250B Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy I and Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy II  
Student/Non-Affiliated Option:  
ESEC 3110 and ESEC 3120 and ESEC 3130 Paramedic I and Paramedic I Lab and Paramedic II  
Paramedic/Affiliated Option  
ESMG 491R and ESMG 492R and ESMG 493R Topics in Cardiology and Medical Trends (Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits) and Topics in Trauma and Pharmacology (Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits) and Topics in Medical Litigation (Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits)   
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 63

 

Department

Name:

365体育比赛投注Emergency Services

Location:

ES 217

Telephone:

801-863-7798

Email:365体育比赛投注

emsa@fishncamp.com

Web Address:

fishncamp.com/esa/

Chair:365体育比赛投注

Gary Noll 365体育比赛投注

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育比赛投注The Emergency Services Department at Utah Valley University prepares practicing and future emergency service professionals through a program that balances technical skills, critical and ethical thinking, leadership, and effective communication. The department's programs address multiple emergency service educational needs, from professional certifications to degrees.

365体育比赛投注Degree programs and individual courses are designed to meet both state and national professional requirements, including those established by the Utah Fire Services Certification Council, the Utah Labor Commission, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), the National Fire Academy (NFA), and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

 
 

Emergency Services

  • Recruit Candidate Academy: Andy Byrnes
  • Office: ES 141
  • Telephone: 801-863-7721
  • Email:  byrnesan@fishncamp.com
  • Institute for Emergency Services and Homeland Security: John Fisher
  • Office: ES 120
  • Telephone: 801-863-7732
  • Email:  john.fisher@fishncamp.com

Advisors:

Web: fishncamp.com/esa

 
 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Federal Emergency Management Agency

365体育比赛投注State, County and Municipal Fire Departments

365体育比赛投注The United States Department of Defense

State, County and Municipal Police Departments

The United States Department of Homeland Security

365体育比赛投注State, County and Municipal Emergency Management Departments

365体育比赛投注Federal Fire and Emergency Service Agencies

365体育比赛投注Private Industries to include the Insurance Industry

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

365体育比赛投注Public and Private Lose Preventions Positions

 Employment Outlook

Profession365体育比赛投注

Positions (Nationally)

Median Income

Emergency Manager

10,500+*

$70,500*

365体育比赛投注Law Enforcement

839,500+*

$61,600*

Fire and Rescue

344,700+*

$48,030*

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

15,000+*

$56,130*

*Current employment/salary statistics according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Class Scheduling

Emergency Services classes are scheduled to meet the needs of traditional students and firefighters working various shift assignments. During each semester, classes are offered during the day, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online. For more information, call (801) 863-7798, or check our web page at fishncamp.com/esa .

365体育比赛投注Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA)

Program Requirements for Enrollment

365体育比赛投注Recruit Candidate Academy courses include ESFF 250A and 250B. Enrollment is done by means of a program application process. Prior to enrollment students must:

  1. Complete all UVU admission requirements
  2. Complete pre-requisite ESFF 1000 with a grade of C- or higher
  3. Complete pre-requisite ESFF 1120 with a grade of C- or higher
  4. Be NREMT certified or complete an EMT course through UVU or another recognized agency/institution
  5. Demonstrate competency in English and math by one of the following: ACT, SAT, High School Transcript with AP classes, College Level courses (ENGH 1005 and MAT 0950 with C- grades or higher), degrees, the RCA entrance exam OR test into ENGL 1010 and MAT 1000 or higherBe at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s licen
  6. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license
  7. Complete online application found at fishncamp.com/es/rca/

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate 

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or higher:

  • ESEC 1140--Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (9.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (4.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1120 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 250A Recruit Candidate Academy I (8.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 250B Recruit Candidate Academy II (8.0 Credits)

Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

365体育比赛投注CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of courses for the Recruit Candidate Academy certificate, students will be certified at the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations levels through the Utah Fire Service Certification System. Students are required to complete an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level course. EMT certification is not required to register for RCA.

Paramedic

The Utah Valley University Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs () upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

365体育比赛投注Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992

Program Requirements for Enrollment

Paramedic Program Pre-requisites. 365体育比赛投注The following pre-requisites must be completed prior to application deadline:

  1. Complete all UVU admission requirements: http://fishncamp.com/admissions/
  2. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 or ZOOL 2320 and 2420 with labs. See academic advisor for acceptable course work or transfer credit information
  3. Completion of ENGH 1000 with a grade of C- or higher or testing into ENGH 1005 or higher. Completion of ENGH 1010 is highly recommended.
  4. Completion of MAT 0950 with a grade of C- or higher or testing into MAT 1010. Completion of MAT 1010 is highly recommended
  5. Certifications: UTAH EMT and current CPR certification. Your certifications cannot expire while enrolled in the program.
  6. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license
  7. Complete the UVU paramedic application process. (1-Application, 2- Written exam, and 3-Oral interview).

Once accepted into the paramedic program, you must provide documentation of the following:

  1. Must pass criminal background check requirements of UCA 26-8a-310 for certification as a Paramedic in the State of Utah. Applicants cannot have any felony convictions or be on probation. See also National Registry -
  2. Must pass required drug screening
  3. Have current vaccinations as required by for the program and the Emergency Medical Services Bureau- http://fishncamp.com/es/paramedic/current_students.html
  4. Obtain a current physical examination supporting entrance into the Paramedic Program.

Certificate of Completion: Paramedic

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or higher:

  • ESEC 3210 -PM I-Operations (3 Credits)
  • ESEC 3220- PM II-Cardio/Respiratory (3 Credits)
  • ESEC 3225- PM II Lab-Cardio/Resp (1 Credit)
  • ESEC 3230-PM III-Trauma (3 Credits)
  • ESEC 3235-PM III Lab-Trauma (1 Credit)
  • ESEC 3240-PM IV-Medical (3 Credits)
  • ESEC 3245- PM IV Lab-Medical (1 Credit)
  • ESEC 3250-PM V-OB/Peds (3 Credits)
  • ESEC 3255-PM V Lab-OB/Peds (1 Credit)
  • ESEC 4210-PM VI-Research (2 Credits)
  • ESEC 4220-PM-Clinical Phase I/II (4 Credits)
  • ESEC 4230-Paramedic VIII-Practical Prep (3 Credits)
  • ESEC 4240-PM Capstone (3 Credits)

365体育比赛投注Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for UVU graduation. Certification requirements and recommendation to the National Registry is separate from UVU graduation and addressed below.

Additional certifications offered: Upon successful completion of the paramedic program students have the opportunity to earn several certifications. These include:

  • Certificate of Completion – UVU Paramedic,
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness (eligible for state testing)
  • Law Enforcement First Responder (LEFR)
  • Fundamentals of Airway

National Registry Certification

Students will NOT automatically be recommended for the National Registry psychomotor or written exams. Recommendation requires a minimum 2.7 GPA for all UVU paramedic courses and completion of program requirements as outlined in the program

Faculty

Steven Allred(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; A.A.S., Emergency Care and Rescue, Weber State University; M.Ed., Instructional Design, Utah State University.

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Nichole Berge(2020)

Lecturer

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.S., Emergency Services Administration, M.P.S., Public Service, Utah Valley University.

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Rodger Broome(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.S., Psychology, B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley University; M.A., Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook University.

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Andrew Byrnes(2008)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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John Fisher(2010)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., French and Journalism, M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Alberta.

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Steve Holley(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., Economics, M.P.A., Public Administration, D.A. (ABD), Economics, Public Administration, Idaho State University.

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Chris Lindquist(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, University of Utah; M.B.A., Healthcare Administration, Westminster College; Ph.D. (ABD),Organizational Leadership, Grand Canyon University's College of Doctoral Studies.

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Jeff Maxfield(1989)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; Ed.D., Adult Education/Curriculum & Instruction, Utah State University.

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Kevin McCarthy(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., Criminal Justice, Columbia College; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; EdD (ABD), Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Liberty University

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David McEntire(2020)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.A.,Ph.D., International Studies, University of Denver.

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Margaret Mittelman(2003)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Gary Noll(1997)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Technology Management (Fire Science Specialty), Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Eric Russell(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Management-Fire Science, University of Phoenix; M.B.A., Grantham University; M.S., Executive Fire Service Leadership, Ed.D., Organization Leadership, Grand Canyon University.

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Careers

Careers:
Students who complete this degree are prepared to gain employment or promotion in the fire service or emergency field.

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