UVU students meet Struga, Macedonia firefighters

The Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security blends the time-tested strengths of existing programs into a single entity that promotes research and enhances education and training across areas sharing a common theme of regional and national security. IESHS supports the preparation of individuals who are directly responsible for security and emergency response at local, regional, and national levels spans diverse disciplines, such as: fire and emergency medical services, law enforcement, emergency management in both the public and private sectors. It supports emergency preparedness of citizens at the local and state levels as well as internationally. It promotes student and faculty research and travel to achieve its mission and goals.  

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security is to support emergency services delivery and national security through excellence and innovation in education, training, and research. The institutes main area of emphasis is in the First Responder domain, especially Prevention, Preparedness, and Mitigation and is concentrated in (but not exclusively limited to) three specific platforms: Academic Development, Research and Specialized Program Development and Emergency Services Staff and Command Development.