Are you working in emergency services and want to promote to an administrative or managerial position? Does your job require a bachelor’s degree for promotion? Do you want to learn more about fire and emergency services administration? If you answered yes to any of these questions, are a current or aspiring emergency services professional and have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, we offer two concentration areas as part of our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS). The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.

Either of these concentration areas may be used to satisfy secondary concentration requirements for the BAAS. This program's flexibility, combined with the best elements of online teaching, is designed for practicing professionals and aspiring leaders.

Fire and Emergency Services

Our Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) concentration is a 10-course curriculum designed to provide you with the fundamental leadership skills you need to prepare for current and potential fire and emergency services supervisory and management positions. Our program is geared toward:

  • Fire and EMS supervisors
  • Managers
  • Chief officers
  • Administrators
  • State directors
  • Training officers
  • Instructors

The curriculum for this program includes six core courses developed by the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program. We are also one of only four upper-division National Fire Academy (NFA)-recognized institutions west of the Mississippi.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Fire and Emergency Services Administration Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your first bachelor's degree.

You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your bachelor's degree if you are working on your first bachelor's and have at least one of the following:

  1. Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  2. Have earned a significant number of credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA.

If you have questions about whether or not you can enter the BAAS program at ENMU, please contact our BAAS Coordinator Dr. Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 575.562.2314.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you'll have access to even more scholarships.

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Online Learning Format for Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in fire and emergency services administration is designed to be completed 100% online. You’ll complete assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout each semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students at your convenience. If your courses use Mediasite and Blackboard, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time. Our program is designed with the working professional in mind.

Faculty and Advising for Fire and Emergency Services Administration

As a BAAS FESA student, you’ll find we are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, you can get advising via phone or email; we are always excited when students reach out to us.

Academic Help and Resources Fire and Emergency Services Administration

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is only for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Another online resource that may help with class or professional questions is the National Emergency Training Center Library.

For questions and concerns about FESA homework assignments, projects and grades you can always email or call your professor.

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Career Opportunities in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

When you receive a BAAS degree with Fire and Emergency Services Administration concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management or a new career in a related field. In addition to quality faculty and personal service, ENMU's Office of Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students; so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.

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BAAS Concentration: Fire and Emergency Services Administration

The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.

As a secondary concentration, Fire and Emergency Services Administration requires 30 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog.

EMGT 302 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
EMGT 303 Emergency Services Administration and Management 3
EMGT 304 Personnel Management 3
EMGT 305 Applications of Fire Research 3
EMGT 306 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3
EMGT 330 Systems Management 3
EMGT 402 Legal, Political and Regulatory Issues 3
EMGT 403 Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services 3
EMGT 475 Capstone in Emergency Management 3

Complete one course from the following:

  • EMGT 401 Homeland Security (3)
  • EMGT 405 Public Health Emergencies (3)
  • EMGT Topics in Emergency Management (3)

BAAS Coordinator

Suzanne Balch-Lindsay

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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 201

Phone: 575.562.2314