Emergency Services and the quality of care provided at the scene of an accident or disaster has seen tremendous change in the past several decades. Advancements in technologies and medicine have dramatically improved the quality of care available to critically ill or injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. As a result, there has been a corresponding need for increased improvement in education and training for emergency responders.
A background in emergency services will train you to respond to a natural disaster, public health threat, or other emergency situation. Know what to do, how to direct others, and how to establish systems to help an organization prepare and maintain business functions. Earn a two-year degree in the administration or technology disciplines, or a specialized diploma in the technology discipline. Either option provides education and training for those currently in the field, those who are responsible for business continuity, and volunteers who assist during emergency situations.