Open to: Juniors & Seniors
Dual Credit: Waiting Approval
This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed to prevent and extinguish fires, maintain and repair fire service related equipment, provide basic emergency medical treatment, and prepare public service information concerning fires and hazardous materials. Instruction includes the physical characteristics of fire as well as general safety practices, basic fire behavior, and extinguishing principles. Students learn rescue and extrication procedures, types and use of ground ladders, proper ventilation techniques, and appropriate use of various water supply systems, and how to use ropes and tie knots. Students also learn basic emergency medical techniques and practices which include medical-legal considerations, terminology, airway management, patient assessment and transportation, and emergency treatment.