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

  • 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.

Each BAAS degree requires you to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. If your vocational/technical credit takes care of your primary concentration area, then you'll take just 10 classes (30 hours) to earn your fire and emergency services administration BAAS degree at ENMU. If you are pursuing this concentration, you must have completed your primary concentration in a related field.

If you are a current or aspiring emergency services personnel wanting to advance your knowledge or career, we offer two concentration areas as part of our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).

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.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Fire and Emergency Services Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your 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.

Looking for an Online Degree?

Our Fire and Emergency Services BAAS Program is also available 100% online.

Get information about our online Fire and Emergency Services BAAS Concentration >

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance were awarded to ENMU students last year.

Admission Scholarships

Faculty and Advising for Fire and Emergency Services Majors

The applied arts and sciences faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take the next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

Career Opportunities in Fire and Emergency Services

When you receive a BAAS degree with a emergency management 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. Additionally, ENMU's 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.

BAAS Concentration: Fire and Emergency Services

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 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

Select one of 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