Emergency Medical Services Officer I (PILOT)
Instructional Hours: 36.00
Course Objective: To provide students the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a first-line supervisor in emergency medical services operations and administration.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are the dynamics of EMS leadership and organizational structure, managerial leadership, team-building, communications, creating a culture of quality, customer service, strategic planning, crisis management, and budgeting. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and team-based activities and practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final project/examination. This course covers the competencies outlined by the National Emergency Medical Services Management Association's Seven Pillars of National EMS Officer Competencies (2014) and partially meets the professional certification requirements for Supervising EMS Officer.
Students must be a current, licensed Maryland basic or advanced life support provider. ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 level training is also required. MFRI Instructor I (MGMT 110) is strongly encouraged.