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U.S. Fire Administration Training: Management and Planning of Specialized Operations for EMS

Dec 08, 2018

Course Code: P0168

Delivery Dates: January 27 – February 2, 2019 (Students arrive on January 26 and depart February 2)

Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services

The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for the newly developed 6-day courseManagement and Planning of Specialized Operations for Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

This 6-day course provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to develop comprehensive, risk-based specialized operations response plans and management systems for EMS.

Topics addressed to enable the effective management of the EMS components of planned events and complex incidents include: Identification of potential hazards, determining potential resource needs and acquisition, and development of Incident Action Plans.

Selection criteria:EMS officers who are responsible for the management and planning for EMS responses and resources to planned events and complex incidents. Personnel acting in, or on a promotion list for this this rank, capacity or responsibility will be considered with a letter from the agency head (Chief) stating such.


·ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training

·IS-700.B An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

·IS-800.C National Response Framework, an Introduction.

·Chief's signature on the application attests that the applicant has completed the required ICS-100, 200, 700 and 800 training.

·ICS 300 level training.Certificate must be submitted with application.

How to Apply: Students must complete a FEMA Form 119-25-1General Admissions Application

·Include an organization chart indicating applicant’s position.

·Include prerequisite certificate(s).

·Include a letter from the agency head (Chief) documenting acting or promotion list rank, capacity, or responsibilities if applicable.

Completed applications must be postmarked by December 7.Submit to: NETC Admissions Office, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Completed applications may also be sent to the Admissions Office via fax - (301) 447-1441 or via email

Applicants should not make plans to attend this pilot course until notified in writing by the Admissions Office.

Costs:Stipends for eligible students are available for attendance for this pilot course. Attendance at the pilot course does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.

Reimbursement, Lodging and Food Service:Click hereto review costs and reimbursements. Students are required to purchase a meal tickets from the on-campus food service.

Special Application Notes:

Block 3: Student Identification (SID) Number: If you do not already have a FEMA SID, please follow the directions below. To obtain a FEMA SID:

1.Register at

2.Select “Register for a FEMA SID.”

3.Follow the instructions to create your account.

4.You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location.

Block 9: Enter Course Code and Title for this pilot offering as P0168 – Management and Planning of Specialized Operations for Emergency Medical Services. The course location is Emmitsburg, MD.

Block 16: Describe your activities/responsibilities as they relate to this course and the student selection criteria. Do NOT submit a job description.

Please direct any questions related to this pilot offering toMichael Stern, Training Specialist, Emergency Medical Services Curriculum atmichael.stern@fema.dhs.govor (301) 447-1253.

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