"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."

- Gen. George Patton

 

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 to degrees.

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).

Stats and Accreditation

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

The Emergency Services programs at Utah Valley University are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). The initial accreditation was granted in 2004. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission.

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Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions

The Utah Valley University Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs

The paramedic program at Utah Valley University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The initial accreditation was granted in 2004. CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

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 Utah Fire Service Standards and Training Council

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Affiliates

ufra

emergency servies and homeland security

Contact Us

Emergency Services Department

emsa@uvu.edu

(801) 863-7798

3131 Mike Jense Pkwy
Provo, UT 84601

Hours Of Operation

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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