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
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).