• First Responder (Fire Science/EMT)

     

    Description

    FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
    First Responder (Fire Science/EMT) I P introduces students to the skills and knowledge required of firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and paramedics.

    Students study the philosophy and history of fire protection; review of municipal fire defenses; examination of the organization and function of Federal, State, County, and private protection agencies and survey of professional fire protection career opportunities.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Fire response
    • First responder training
    • Physical agility training required by local fire departments
    • Fired department ride-along
    • Fire station visits and fire fighter coaches
    • Medical Terminology
    • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
    • Disaster preparedness training
    • Basic CPR and First Aid
    • Emergency Protocols
    • Universal Precautions

    Students can complete the first course requirement for the Chabot Fire Science Certificate Program.

     

    SECOND YEAR STUDENTS:
    First Responder (Fire Science/EMT) II P expands student’s knowledge, experience, and workplace readiness by assuming leadership roles in their teams, acting as instructors and mentoring new students.

    Students learn 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. They will lead first responder units and will be asked to “train” their crews. Further development of work ethic, organizational, and leadership skills will provide these students with the advanced skills they need to enter the workforce.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Emphasis on personal integrity
    • Self discipline
    • Goal setting
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • interpersonal relationships
    • Physical fitness & health
    • Effective problem solving skills
    • Strong academic skills
    • Emergency protocols
    • Universal Precautions

     

    Certifications available

    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • First Aid
    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

    Credits

    • Students receive a total of 30 elective credits
    • SLZUSD students may receive a Science Credit (Must speak with school counselor)

    Articulations/Dual Enrollment

    • College Credit available through Chabot College

    Other benefits

    • UC “g” Course Credit
    • Students have the opportunity to participate in the SkillsUSA Competition.

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • High school junior or senior
    • Students must be enrolled in one of the following districts: Castro Valley USD, Hayward USD, San Leandro USD, or San Lorenzo USD.

    Hours

    Costs

    No cost for high school students.