Fire & Emergency Services Concentration
Develop Your Leadership Potential Through Education
Building on the core curriculum of the Master’s Degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, a concentration in Fire and Emergency Services prepares students with the knowledge they’ll need to become active and respected leaders in the field and in the office.
Effective leadership comes from advanced knowledge combined with experience. Students in the fire and emergency services concentration will examine leadership issues specific to this unique industry. Learn what it takes to develop as a leader, discover different leadership styles, the characteristics of effective leaders, the importance of decision-making, how to influence and persuade, the significance of storytelling and other vital leadership skills.
Along with leadership comes administrative responsibility. While it is often overlooked, competent administration is key to running a team effectively. Making sure your workers have the gear they need, the resources they want, and operate in budget is a difficult and important part of management.
During the program students will learn that becoming a leader means being responsible for planning, strategy, organization, budgeting, inventory management, auditing, and much more. It’s an important part of the fire and emergency services concentration knowledge that is immediately implementable into your current career at any level.
Develop the advanced knowledge and skills you’ll need to excel as a Fire and Emergency Services professional. Earning your Master’s Degree online from Eastern Kentucky University’s Safety Security and Emergency Management program will help you take advantage of promotion and new career opportunities while allowing you to secure your current position. In addition, you’ll be better equipped to make an impact on the safety of the world around you.
Fire and Emergency Service Topics Include:
- Strategic Planning and Development
- Prioritization of Fire Services
- Resource Management
- Public Sector Emergency Services
- Management Theory
- Agency Coordination
- Developing as a Leader
- Resource Assessment
- Characteristics of a Successful Leader
- Liability Issues
- Fire Department Budgeting
- Financial Management
- Cost Accounting