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Program Description:

Upon successful completion of this curriculum you will qualify to test for and receive your nationally recognized Fire Fighter I & II certification. (Many Colleges that offer Fire Science award 6 college credit hours for this certification). Tech I students are also introduced to the philosophy of a para-military career choice and learn the importance of staying fit, both mentally and physically. Maturity and responsibility are two words that are heavily stressed in this program.


  • National Pro Board Certification in Fire I and II
  • FEMA IC – 00100.b Intro to Incident Command System
  • FEMA IS – 00700.a NIMS
  • FEMA IS – 00100. LEb Intro to Incident Command System for Law¬†Enforcement
  • FEMA AWR – 160 Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders
  • PER-212 Operations Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents

Skills students will acquire:

  • How to read body language,
  • How to fight fires
  • Execute rescues using the latest technology and safety equipment.

Skills practiced in the trade:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Science
  • Math
  • Physical fitness
  • Observation
  • Attention to detail
  • Investigation
  • Radio communication etiquette

Activities in which students partake:

  • Regular physical training
  • Drill and ceremony
  • Leadership drills
  • Using the latest in emergency medical technology and equipment, students learn how to treat field emergency situations and stabilize accident victims for hospital transport.
  • State-of-the-art fire blazed trailer gives students realistic fire training.

Entry level job opportunities:

  • E-911 Dispatcher
  • Fire Fighter

Post-secondary career options (requiring further education):

  • Fire Investigator
  • Forest Ranger
  • Fire Fighter
  • Insurance Investigator


Fire Fighting is offered during Tech 1 (8:00 to 10:15) Monday through Friday.



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.


This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 419.