Firefighting

This course provides students with the job skills, responsibility skills and related academic skills necessary for success in the fire science industry. Students will complete core activities and select from a variety of skill areas including fire prevention, suppression and investigation and emergency medical services. Instruction includes field trips, demonstrations, physical training and classroom/lab activities. Students gain valuable opportunities for scholarships and community involvement by participating in SkillsUSA, a state and national career and technical student organization.
Expect to learn:
  • 911 dispatch training
  • Firefighting techniques including:
    • Fire suppression
    • Forcible entry procedures
    • Vehicle extraction
    • Search and rescue
    • Emergency medical care
Other Features:
  • Certifications available for CPR, and Wildland Firefighting
  • College credit and internship opportunities may be available
Career information for this industry:
  • Salary range: $22,130 - $81,450
  • Education range: High school diploma or equivalent to Postsecondary Non-Degree Award (for certifications)
  • Projected job growth: 7%
Statistics according to Bureau of Labor Statistics for firefighters, Retrieved: 11/5/15

CTSO affiliated with this program:


SkillsUSA

Schools offering this program:
Franklin

Schools offering this program for Dual Enrollment Credits:
Franklin

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