The interim director of the Emergency Medical Services program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell was recently accepted into the United States Fire Administration/National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
“The education he will receive in this graduate program will greatly benefit the EMS program and the Fire Science courses/certificate,” said Susan Golden, dean of Health at ENMU-Roswell.
Marc Nason, the new interim director for the EMS education and fire science programs at ENMU-Roswell, was recently accepted into the EFOP, which is a competitive, four-year program located in Emmitsburg, Md.
Nason has 19 years combined experience in Fire and EMS. He has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in EMS/Fire Protection from ENMU.
His education includes Fire Service Chief Executive Officer training from Texas A&M Mays Business School and Certified Public Manager training from Arizona State University and Bob Ramsey Executive Education.
Nason also serves as a technical committee member on a number of National Fire Protection Association sections, including NFPA 450 — Guide for Emergency Medical Services and Systems; NFPA 1021— Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications; and NFPA 1041 — Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications.
Nason also serves on the statewide EMS advisory committee and the Public Regulation Commission, EMS advisory committee. He and his wife, Stacie, have four children, Rebecca, Haleigh, Logan, and Faith.
The EFOP is an initiative of the United States Fire Administration/National Fire Academy designed to provide senior officers and others in key leadership roles with an understanding of the need to transform fire and emergency services organizations from being reactive to proactive, with an emphasis on leadership development, prevention and risk-reduction.
The officers enhance their professional development through a unique series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses.
The EFOP spans a four-year period with four core courses. EFOP participants must complete an Applied Research Project that relates to their organization within six months after the completion of each of the four courses. A certificate of completion for the entire EFOP is awarded after the successful completion of the final research project.