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Model Course Outlines

A robust national model curriculum of fire-related and emergency medical services (EMS) management courses is now available for colleges and universities to adopt as their own.

Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) leaders have produced, through consensus, a standardized undergraduate curriculum that is national in scope, content and outcomes. This represents a significant change from a fragmented system of education to one that is unified and integrated.

All the courses share student learning outcomes, catalog descriptions, outlines and text recommendations that provide a national core of knowledge and competencies. These course outlines share common content through FESHE’s partnership with textbook publishers who write textbooks and faculty supplements that support them.

This curriculum linkage represents a milestone in fire and emergency services education. It provides for a seamless articulation of coursework between institutions and between associate and bachelor's programs.

Model course outlines

Fire science

6 core outlines

8 non-core outlines

7 core outlines

8 non-core outlines


6 core outlines

6 non-core outlines

Aircraft rescue and firefighting management5 courses

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