Education

We firmly believe in shaping the future of EMS and the fire service by finding and cultivating strong leaders. We demonstrate that commitment by helping industry organizations, local departments and individuals alike with a wide variety of leadership programming, services and development tools.



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August 7-11, 2017
Boca Raton, FL


Fall 2017
Begins August 21, 2017
San Antonio, TX


Fall 2017
Begins August 21, 2017
San Antonio, TX


June 26-27, 2017
Altoona, PA



Onsite Leadership Training

Client-specific training programs for executives, chief officers and middle managers are tailored to address often-neglected areas of leadership development, imparting both the latest management knowledge and proven best practices. Specialty onsite topics include implementation of Just Culture and Safety Management Systems. We also offer individual executive assessment and coaching.

Professional Journal and Website Articles

Our team members contribute regular articles on management and other important topics to respected industry publications and websites such as EMS1.com, Paramedic Chief, JEMSAir Medical Journal, EMS WorldFire ChiefEMS Insider, and the former Best Practices in Emergency Services. We have also authored a series of white papers for the International City/County Management Association.

Collegiate Texts

Fitch principals and consultants have written or contributed to the majority of texts used in college-level EMS management programs. Our latest full-length textbook, Prehospital Care Administration Second Edition: The Industry’s Best Articles, Essays and Case Studies on The Toughest EMS Issues, published in cooperation with JEMS, gives students, managers and executives dozens of case studies on critical issues facing their industry.

Recruitment and Selection

For most organizations, good managers are hard to find. We help locate, recruit, interview and select candidates, ensuring the best possible match for the position, the organization, and the candidate alike.

Public Speaking

Our nationally recognized principals and consultants regularly speak at conferences, seminars and special events. Topics can be fully customized for your audience.

Conference Sponsorship

We sponsor and/or present at premier national conferences such as the Pinnacle Leadership Forum, the Leadership Track at EMS Today, and other events for EMS, air-medical services, the fire service, and 911 professionals.

Regional Seminars

We periodically conduct workshops on specific medical transportation concerns, addressing both “hot issues” and basic skills for individuals who wish to further their careers in EMS and medical transportation.