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Wildland Fire Management, A.A.S.

Requirements

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Wildland Firefighting, 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
  ESFO 1350 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 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: 18 Credits
Choose 18 credits from the following: 18
  ESWF 1310 S131 Firefighter Type 1 (0.5)  
  ESWF 1330 S133 Look Up Look Down Look Around (0.5)  
  ESWF 1400 Wildland Firefighting Fundamentals (4.0)  
  ESWF 1410 Wildland Firefighter Internship I (5.0)  
  ESWF 1420 Wildland Firefighter Internship II (5.0)  
  ESWF 2000 S200 Initial Attack Incident Commander Type 4 (1.0)  
  ESWF 2010 I200 Basic Incident Command System (1.0)  
  ESWF 2110 S211 Portable Pumps and Water Use (1.5)  
  ESWF 2150 S215 Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface (2.0)  
  ESWF 2301 S230 Crew Boss Single Resource (2.0)  
  ESWF 2340 S234 Ignition Operations (2.0)  
  ESWF 2430 Wildland Firefighter Internship III (5.0)  
  ESWF 2600 S260 Interagency Incident Business Management (1.0)  
  ESWF 2700 S270 Basic Air Operations (1.0)  
  ESWF 2800 L280 Followership to Leadership (1.0)  
  ESWF 2900 S290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (2.0)  
Elective Requirements: 29 Credits
  Any Emergency Services or Advisor approved courses 29

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.

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
ESFO 1350 or MAT 1000, MAT 1010 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply or Intermediate Algebra or Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 3
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 or Physical Science Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course (PES 1097 recommended) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ESWF 1400 Wildland Firefighting Fundamentals (recommended) 4
ESWF Any approved ESWF course 14
  Semester total: 18

Notes: ESWF 1310  S-131 Firefighter Type 1, ESWF 1330 S-133 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around, ESWF 1400 Wildland Firefighting Fundamentals (if not already taken), ESWF 1410 Wildland Firefighter Internship I, ESWF 1420 Wildland Firefighter Internship II, ESWF 2000 S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander Type 4, ESWF 2010 I-200 Basic Incident Command System, ESWF 2110 S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use, ESWF 2150 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface, ESWF 2301 S-230 Crew Boss Single Resource, ESWF 2340 S-234 Ignition Operations, ESWF 2430 Wildland Firefighter Internship III, ESWF 2600 S-260 Interagency Incident Business Management, ESWF 2700 S-270 Basic Air Operations, ESWF 2800 L-280 Followership to Leadership, ESWF 2900 S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ES Elective Any Emergency Services advisor approved course 16
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ES Elective Any Emergency Services advisor approved course 13
PE/Health  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course (PES 1097 recommended) 1
  Semester total: 14
  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

  • Department Chair: Gary Noll
  • Office: FS 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7741
  • Email:  Gary.Noll@uvu.edu

 

Advisors:

  • Bonnie Lamb
  • Office: FS 217
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu
  • Kim Sparks
  • Office: FS 217
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu

Web: www.uvu.edu/esa

 

Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA)

  • Director: Hugh Connor
  • Office: FS 205C
  • Telephone: 801-863-7706
  • Email:  connorhu@uvu.edu
  • Assistant Director: Jolene Nuttall
  • Assistant Director: Chuck Querry
  • Office of Training Facilities:
  • Provo Airport
  • Location: 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy
  • Telephone: 801-863-6311
  • Toll Free: 801-548-7816
  • Fax: 801-863-7738
  • Web:  www.uvu.edu/ufra

 

Institute for Emergency Services & Homeland Security

  • Under the direction of Prof. John Fisher
  • Telephone: 801-863-7732
 
 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Federal Emergency Management Agency

State, County and Municipal Fire Departments

The United States Department of Defense

State, County and Municipal Police Departments

The United States Department of Homeland Security

State, County and Municipal Emergency Management Departments

Federal Fire and Emergency Service Agencies

Private Industries to include the Insurance Industry

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Public and Private Lose Preventions Positions

 Employment Outlook

Profession

Positions (Nationally)

Median Income

Emergency Manager

12,000+*

$62,282.00*

Law Enforcement

633,700+*

$51,410.00*

Fire and Rescue

298,000+*

$44,260.00*

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

12,900+*

$53,030.00*

*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 and weekends. Classes designed primarily for working firefighters are scheduled on a weekend or seminar basis, and are often available for either college credit or continuing education credit. The seminar sessions are not always listed in the college semester schedule, but are announced through the quarterly Straight Tip magazine. For more information on currently scheduled classes, call (801) 863-7723, or check our web page at www.uvu.edu/ufra.

Program Requirements for Enrollment

There are departmental enrollment requirements for Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA) courses and Paramedic courses. Enrollment into certain off-campus or block course sections each semester may be limited to those with existing professional certifications and /or already employed by an emergency services agency.

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. Meet with an Emergency Services Advisor.
  3. Complete ESFF 1000, ESFF 1120, and ESEC 1140 courses with at least a “C-“ or higher.
  4. Complete ENGL 1000 and MAT 990
  5. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  6. Pass the Recruit Candidate Academy review process.
  7. Be matriculated into the Recruit Candidate Academy program.

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy

Discipline Core Requirements: 32 Credits

Complete the following:

  • ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (9.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (3.0 Credits)

Or

  • ESFF 100A Introduction to Emergency Services (3.0 Credits)

And

  • ESFF 100B Firefighter Physical Ability Testing (1.0 Credit)
  • 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)

Program Requirements for Enrollment

Grade point average of 2.0 for 250A and 250B and a (C grade or 80%) or above, with completion of each Emergency Services prerequisite course of a C- or higher.

Note: 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.

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy

  1. Complete ZOOL 1090 with a grade of “C” or higher.
  2. Obtain Accuplacer Sentence Skills/Reading Comprehension scores of 85+/65+, or ACT English/ACT Reading scores of 18+/18+, or ACT English/ACT Composite scores of 19+/19+, or SAT English score of 500+, or completion of ENGL 1000 or higher. ACT or SAT reports may not be older than 10 years.
  3. Obtain Accuplacer Arithmetic score ≥ 100 or Elementary Algebra score of 44-58, or ACT Mathematics score of 19+, or SAT Mathematics score of 450+, or completion of MAT 990 or higher, or completion of ESFF 1350. ACT of SAT reports may not be older than 10 years.
  4. Be able to comply with criminal background check requirements of UCA 26-8a-310 for certification as a paramedic in the state of Utah.
  5. Have a current Utah EMT-Basics certification and have current CPR Certification.
  6. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  7. Have current vaccinations, including Hepatitis B, MMR, and Tdap.
  8. Have current TB test results within one calendar year.
  9. Obtain a current physical examination.
  10. Pass a paramedic course entry examination and interview.

Students may earn only one Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Services that is posted to the UVU transcript.

 

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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Chris Lindquist(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, University of Utah; M.B.A., Business Administration, Westminster College; Ph.D. (ABD), 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.

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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)

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 wildland firefighting. 

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