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
- Physical fitness
- Attention to detail
- 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.