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The UW Oshkosh Fire & Emergency Response Management program has earned the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition certificate.

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Graduates from the online Fire and Emergency Response Management program meet nine key learning outcomes. These outcomes were developed by assessing workforce needs for administrators in complex organizations.

Learning outcomes are supported by the curriculum and course instruction.

The nine learning outcomes for the online FERM degree are:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, competencies and values in leadership, public service management, professional ethics, critical thinking, strategic planning, decision making, communication and diversity issues.
  • Embrace lifelong learning as a critical capacity in career, community and individual pursuits.
  • Explain the professional role of a fire and emergency response manager.
  • Relate theoretical concepts of leadership to fire and emergency response management.
  • Relate legal, ethical, moral, political and regulatory standards to public service management.
  • Examine theoretical concepts of natural science as they relate to technical aspects of fire and emergency practice.
  • Recognize the role of systematic planning in the problem-solving process.
  • Critically examine the professional literature and apply it to fire and emergency response management.
  • Apply knowledge of diverse perspectives to fire and emergency practice and public service.

Brandon Pannier
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The UW Oshkosh FERM program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The program is also accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), which is a nonprofit system of fire service certification programs and higher education fire-related degree programs.