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

Requirements

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.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (3.0) 3
  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
  ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (4.0) 4
  ESFF 2100 The Desire to Serve (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 3110 Paramedic I (5.0)  
  ESEC 3120 Paramedic I Lab (3.0)  
  ESEC 3130 Paramedic II (7.0)  
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:

  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.

NOTE: Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic through the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 9
ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services 4
ESFF 1120 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety Survival 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Mat 1000  1010  or ESFO 1350 Intermediate Algebra, Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course 3
Social Behavioral Science Any approved Behavioral Science, Social or Political Science Distribution Course 3
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Antomy and Physiology  3
PE/Health Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ESFF 2100 Desire to Serve 3
EMS Electives 13 credits from the approved Emergency Services Courses 13
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 3110 Paramedic I 5
ESEC 3120 Paramedic I Lab 3
ESEC 3130 Paramedic II 7
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 63

Department

Name:

Emergency Services

Location:

FS 217

Telephone:

801-863-7798

Email:

emsa@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/esa/

Chair:

Gary Noll

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the department of Emergency Services at Utah Valley University is to support emergency services, crisis and disaster relief through excellence and innovation in education, training, scholarship, and service.

 
 

Emergency Services

Advisors:

Bonnie Lamb

  • Office: FS 214
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu

Mary Ellis

  • Office: FS 216
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu
 
 

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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Rodger Broome(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



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

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Andrew Byrnes(2008)

Associate 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)

Associate 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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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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Margaret Mittelman(2003)

Associate 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, Department Chair



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)

Assistant 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.S., Executive Fire Service 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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