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January 15, 2010

Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management
P158 – Pilot Offering

The United State Fire Administration (USFA), Department of Homeland Security, is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for the newly developed 6-day course Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management (P158).

The National Fire Academy (NFA) will be delivering this pilot offering July 25-30, 2010, with students to arrive Saturday July 24 and depart Saturday July 31, 2010.

Student Selection Criteria:  Individuals who have department-level Quality Management (Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement) responsibilities.  Responsibilities can range from field responder to department chief officer or Medical Director. 

Class Size:  22

Length:  6 days

Prerequisites:  ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

How to Apply:

·      Students must complete a FEMA General Admissions application (From 75-5).  An electronic application is available on our website at:

·      Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010 and sent to:

NETC Admissions Office
Building I, Room 216
16825 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

·      Completed applications may also be faxed to the NETC Admissions Office at (301) 447-1441.

·      Applicants should not make plans to attend this pilot course until notified in writing by the NETC Admissions Office.

·      Stipends for eligible students are available for attendance for this pilot course.  Attendance at the pilot course does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.


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