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

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