FESA 431 - Emergency Medical Services Management

  • 3 credits

Emergency medical service models, design implementation evaluation. Interactions with health care systems, public and public health systems. This course involves a series of practical applications of different EMS Management exercises-designed to prepare the student regarding EMS operations and administration.

This course can be applied towards:


FESA 432 (Fire and Emergency Services Budgeting); FESA 433 (Fire and Emergency: Human Resources).

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Management of EMS, 1st Ed. (2010)
    Evans, Bruce E. and Dyar, Jeffrey T.
    ISBN: 978-0132324328


David Becker

(314) 724-0926 | david.s.becker@colostate.edu

M.A. Health Services Management, Webster University; B.S. Administration, Lindenwood College; Executive Fire Officer, National Fire Academy.

David Becker currently serves as EMS program Director at Sanford-Brown College in St. Louis, Missouri, in charge of EMS programs. He began his fire service career in 1981 and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 1988 as the Chief Medical Officer for the Chesterfield Fire Protection District in Missouri. In 2000, he moved to Colorado and began work for the Castle Rock Fire-Rescue Department as the Chief Medical Officer.

For the past seventeen years, Chief Becker has served on the executive committee of the EMS section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the section. In 2006, he was appointed to work on the Educational Standards Project as the Core Content Leader for Operations. David has also done consulting on a part-time basis for EMS firms from around the country. He has experience in policy and protocol review and development along with system design and improvement.