Beverley Walker, East Georgia State College Professor and Director of the Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program (FESA), recently attended a curriculum design and development meeting at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. At this national conference, she assumed an important role in developing standards for FESA education.
The meeting was held during October 1-3 and was for the purpose of reviewing a newly designed curriculum for mid-level officers and managers entitled “Contemporary Training Concepts.” These courses introduce mid-level managing officers in fire and emergency services to contemporary training methods, including training for safety, and innovative instructional technologies. During the course, students will formulate a plan to integrate innovative methods, technologies and safety measures into their fire and EMS training programs, including the delivery process.
According to Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, “Professor Walker’s high level of involvement in envisioning the ‘best practices’ of and the higher academic standards for Fire and Emergency Services Administration programs will result in EGSC’s new program being an exemplary, national model for others to emulate. We are blessed that she is energetically leading our new and rapidly growing bachelor’s program.”
The course will be piloted at the National Fire Academy in April of 2016.