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 toward:


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

Textbooks 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

David S. Becker started his EMS career in 1975 and has been a licensed paramedic since 1977. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Emergency Medical Services Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. For the past twenty years, Chief Becker has served on the executive committee.

Chief Becker has been an adjunct faculty member for Colorado State University teaching online EMS Management since 2008. He works full-time as Faculty Member for Columbia Southern University in EMS Management and EMS Administration. Prior to this he was an EMS program director for Sanford-Brown College in St. Louis. Chief Becker worked for 22 years in the fire service includig fifteen years as Chief Officer.

In 2006 he was appointed to work on the Educational Standards Project as the Core Content Leader for Operations through a project for NHSTA. He currently is a member of the 2017 Scope of Practice Expert Panel and recently served on the NHSTA. He currently is a member of the 2017 Scope of Practice Expert Panel and recently served on the NHTSA/NASEMSO Project on Evidence Based Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for EMS.

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