Course No. 8705
FIREFIGHTING II Course No. 8706
2 years – 6 high school credits
ACE @ Hermitage Instructors:
ACE @ Highland Springs Instructor:
State Course Name: Firefighting I, Firefighting II. Click link for detailed pdf descriptions.
Becoming a firefighter is one of the most rewarding and meaningful careers you can pursue. Firefighters are not only heroes who save lives and protect property, but also role models who inspire others with their courage and dedication. Firefighters are always ready to face any challenge, whether it’s a raging inferno, a hazardous spill, or a medical emergency. They work as a team, relying on each other’s skills and trust. They also serve their communities, educating people about fire safety and prevention, and volunteering for various causes. Firefighters are passionate about what they do, and they make a positive difference in the world every day.
Firefighting I: Firefighting requires discipline and attention to academic and professional standards to successfully fight live fires, address hazardous-materials (HAZMAT) incidents, and conduct search-and-rescue operations. Students will become familiar with the procedures, equipment, and technologies used by fire departments. This course challenges students academically, mentally, and physically and meets the standards of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001-2013 leading to the opportunity to obtain a Firefighter I certification.
Firefighting II: This course builds on the professional knowledge and skills gained in Firefighting I. Students respond to situations caused by simulated terrorism, accidents, and natural disasters by managing resources such as medevac helicopters, emergency medical personnel, technical rescue teams, and community-based organizations. Students will become familiar with the procedures, equipment, and technologies used by current fire departments. This course challenges students academically, mentally, and physically and meets the standards of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) leading to the opportunity to obtain Firefighter II certification.
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