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
- Chief Officers
- State directors
- Training officers
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).
- Emergency Management (EMGT)
- Fire and Emergency Services (FESA)
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 first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR
- Have earned at least 30 credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA
Looking for an Online Degree?
Our Fire and Emergency Services BAAS Program is also available 100% online.
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.
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 General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Fire and Emergency Services includes courses like:
- Introduction to Emergency Management
- Emergency Services Administration and Management
- Personnel Management
- Applications of Fire Research
- Fire Prevention Organization and Management
- EMS Operations
- Legal, Political and Regulatory Issues
- Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
- Capstone in Emergency Management
- Homeland Security
- Public Health Emergencies
- Topics in Emergency Management