Emergency Response Operations

Emergency Response Operations

Do you work well under pressure? Are you good in a crisis? Can you think on your feet? If you answered "yes" to these questions, KCC's emergency response operations (ERO) program may be for you. Our emergency response operations program will teach you the knowledge and skills needed in today’s changing public safety workplace.

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What will I learn in the Emergency Response Operations program?

The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student’s specific discipline, with emphasis on effective response and operations.

There are four emphases within our ERO program:
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Wildland firefighter
  • Structural firefighter
  • Criminal justice

Why choose an emphasis?

Each emphasis in the program requires a different combination of classes. You can view the requirements for each emphasis in our catalog.

Do I have to get the full associate degree?

No. We also offer one-year and less-than-one-year certificates in each emphasis. These certificates are perfect for those who want to brush up on their skills or gain new ones to advance in their current career.

The KCC Public Safety Training Center offers resources for those currently working in the emergency response field and several community resources.

Program Advisors

Emergency Response Operations Advisor
Jim Gravley
ERO- Criminal Justice Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Emergency Response Operations Advisor
Ryan Dickerson
ERO - Structural and Wildland Fire Science Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Emergency Response Operations Advisor
Kasey Himes
Emergency Medical Technician Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603