Students will be learning about the exciting field of public safety and working closely with the area fire and rescue departments. At the end of the course, students meeting all the state requirements and passing the state exams will be certified at the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials Operations, NREMT-Basic, ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 level. Students MUST be 16 years of age by September 1st of the year they enroll. Students will also become proficient in the use of ropes, ladders, hoses, nozzles, and personal protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus and fire extinguisher use. In addition, students will learn the procedures for forcible entry and making rescues. This course will involve fire suppression techniques to include salvage and overhaul. Throughout this course students will be learning the physics and chemistry of fire, building construction, fire detection, systems, and proper communications.