Intro to Firefighting & Intro to EMS

2 High School Credits
College Articulated Credits and Advanced Placement Available


Introduction to Fire Fighting is a one semester course designed to provide a look into the world of firefighting.  Students will study curriculum based on the Essentials of Firefighting manual and will perform basic firefighting skills and challenges throughout the year.   Introduction to EMS is a one semester course designed to provide an insight into the world of emergency medical services.  Students will be certified in American Heart CPR and First Aid, and study curriculum based on EMS First Responder.  Basic EMS skills will be studied and practiced throughout the semester using the current tools of the trade.  Students will cover emergency ambulance and fire response operations, using live props and state of the art equipment.
 
  • Students must be physically able to perform physical skills required within the classroom setting, including, but not limited to, fire suppression simulation, rescue training, and emergency medical services training.
  • Students shall be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs in order to complete physical tasks that are mandatory for passing skills testing.
  • Example: Turnout gear and SCBA weight is approximately 25 lbs

Advanced Fire Fighting

2 High School Credits
College Articulated Credits and Advanced Placement Available


Advanced hands-on experience and more in-depth study of what fire fighters do at the scene of the fire. Students will be engaged in classroom and hands-on activities related to fire, rescue and hazardous materials scene operations. Also included will be vehicle extrication, fire behavior, building construction and ladders while wearing personal protective equipment. Various drills will be practiced to challenge and evaluate student progress. This class will continue the development of leadership and communication skills learned in Intro to Fire Fighting as students prepare to pursue career opportunities with local fire departments.
 
Students getting geared up with firefighter gear