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    First Responders

    Description

    First Responders is designed to give students interested in a career in Fire Services an opportunity to identify those qualifications and requirements for the position of Firefighter. The course focus' on a variety of fire service related subjects including the history of fire service, fire department organizations, fire behavior, firefighting tactics and strategies, hazardous materials, fire safety, tools and equipment, fire prevention, fire protection systems, codes and standards, fire service occupations, and related subjects. Emphasized throughout this course is the importance of personal integrity, self discipline, goal setting, effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relationships, physical fitness and health, strong academic skills and effective problem solving skills.

    Skills learned in the course:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Basic anatomy and physiology
    • Disaster Preparedness Training
    • Psychological
    • Basic CPR and First Aid
    • Emergency Protocols
    • Universal Precautions

    Term

    2 semesters/ 4 quarters
    August to June

    Credits

    up to 40 a year

    Eligibility

    High School seniors & juniors only.

    Requirements

    Student must be currently enrolled in a high school in the Castro Valley, Hayward, San Lorenzo, or San Leandro school district.

    Hours

    8:00-11:00 am ONLY.

    Costs

    No cost for high school students.

    Notes

    Instructor: Marlene McDowell - 293-2940