What does it take to save a life?
In an emergency, there is no time for hesitation and no room for mistakes. Do you have what it takes? Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians come to the rescue when we need them most. You must be brave, confident, and cool under pressure. This is not a career for the timid.
Does that mean that this is only for adventure seekers who love staring disaster in the eye? Certainly not. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure after all. Safety prevention specialists and arson investigators are just as important as the people fighting the flames and pulling victims out of wrecks.
The Emergency Services program will give you the opportunity to explore these options and find out where you fit. With simulated situations, including a “live” burn exercise, you will get to live out a realistic emergency. You will learn as much about yourself as the industry.
What you will do in this class
Experience a “live” burn, learn how to save a life, cut a apart a vehicle, climb ladders safely, learn to operate and maintain all types of fire equipment
Skills you will learn
Extrication, Ventilation, Prevention, CPR, First Aid, Radio Protocols, Safety Inspection, Hand Signals
Tools you will use
Firefighter Gear (Pants, Boots, Gloves, Coat, Helmet, Air Pack), Axes, Hoses, Fire Extinguishers, Defibrillator, Ambulance, Fire Truck, Spreader-Cutter, Crowbar
Major Units of Study
Fire Science Technology
Certificates You Can Earn
NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1& 2
AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Workers
NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800
Example Job Titles
Health Care Provider
Related College Programs
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology
Blue Ridge CTC, Martinsburg, WV
Fire Science / Fire-fighting
Kaplan University, Hagerstown, MD
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
WVU, Morgantown, WV