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Bellevue University Student Enrolls in Emergency Management Program to Learn More About Role as First Responder


National First Responders Day is Oct. 28. Today, we recognize the heroic men and women who take immediate action when disaster strikes.

David Fry currently lives at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and attends Bellevue University online. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management to make himself more competitive in the professional world while also trying to learn more about his role as a first responder.

Fry has been an active duty Air Force Security Forces member for eight years. He was a police K9 officer for four years and now works patrol and dispatch for the largest air force base by land mass in the United States.

“We provide law enforcement and security for over 750 square miles and span across three counties,” Fry said. “Air Force Security Forces provides law enforcement for both military and civilian members of an Air Force Base.”

Mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Students who enroll in the Emergency Management program at Bellevue University learn to understand this critical cycle of emergency and disaster management as they pursue an important, challenging career in protecting the safety and security of our communities.

Bellevue University’s Emergency Management degree program ranks in the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s in Emergency Management for 2020 by BestColleges.com.

“First responders do an incredible service that is necessary to every community because they are among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorism,” Fry said. “It’s important to recognize the incredible work they do so they feel appreciated.”

For more information about Bellevue University’s Emergency Management program, visit bellevue.edu/degrees/bachelor/emergency-management-bs/.

Thank you to our first responders.