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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 intended to be a guide. 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, MAT 1010, or ESFO 1350 Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 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
Biology or Physical Science Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ESWF 1400 Wildland Firefighting Fundamentals 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, 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 Wildland Urban Interface Operations, 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 Any Emergency Services advisor approved course 16
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ES Any Emergency Services advisor approved course 13
PE/Health  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course 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

Advisors:

Bonnie Lamb

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

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

Careers:
Students who complete this degree are prepared to gain employment or promotion in the wildland firefighting. 

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