Fire and Rescue

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Do you like helping people?

Interested in saving lives?

Can you take the HEAT?

Then this class could be for you:

  • Real Fire Fighters for Instructors
  •  Ride/Practice on Fire Truck
  •  Fire Simulations
  •  Real Gear
  •  Teamwork
  •  Self Discipline
  •  Physical Training

For Parents

5820 Fire and Rescue I; Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Firefighters and emergency services workers help protect the public against these dangers by rapidly responding to a variety of emergencies. They are frequently the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries or perform other vital functions. The Fire and Rescue curriculum may include five Indiana state fire certifications: (1) Mandatory, (2) Firefighter I, (3) Firefighter II, (4) Hazardous Materials Awareness, (5) Hazardous Materials Operations. An additional two industry certifications may be earned by adding (6) First Responder, and (7) Emergency Medical Technician-Basic to the curriculum.

Pathway

Certifications

CPR, First Aid, AED

Dual Credit Institution

ivytech

Dual Credit Courses

FIRE 100 Fire Suppression
FIRE 116 Fire Fighter I
FIRE 117 Fire Fighter II
PSAF 115 Hazmat Awareness and Operations

Potential Careers/Salary

Additional Fees

Firefighters - $45,250 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/