Firefighting 1 & 2
Pathway: Health Science, Criminal Justice, & Public Safety
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 2 (Includes 1 P.E. Credit - .5 Lifetime Fitness/.5 Intro to Fitness)
A firefighter is an important figure within the public health and safety industry. Firefighters combat and extinguish fires, often working in high-pressure circumstances. Students will learn hands on, practical skills in
firefighter orientation, safety, fire behavior, building construction, firefighter personal protective equipment, fire streams, fire control, fire detection, alarm and suppression systems, loss control, and communications.
Students will also obtain both their CPR and HAZMAT certification in the firefighting I program.
Course fee: $40.00.
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN FIREFIGHTING:
- Hazmat Technician
Equipment / Uniform List for Firefighting Course
Below you will find the list of items the student is responsible for purchasing prior to the start of this class. The prices listed are approximate based on those listed at the Army & Navy Surplus Store located at 7560 Pecos St. Items can be purchased at other retail stores (WalMart, Amazon, other surplus stores) if desired.
- Ripstop BDU Pant, dark blue or black $29.99 and up
- 6" or 8" Tactical Boot black, or black boot with toe protection $29.99 and up
- Tactical Duty Belt, black $9.99
- Work Glove Unlined, reinforced palm $13.99
Course uniform will consist of pants, boots, and belt listed above. A dark blue T shirt or polo will be worn until students design/decide on a class shirt. Boots must have toe protection.
Instructor: Joel Sherry