First Responder (Fire Science/EMT)


    The First Responder (Fire Science/EMT) course 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


    2 semesters/ 4 quarters
    August to June


    up to 40 a year

    Articulations/Dual Enrollment



    High school juniors and seniors only.


    3 hours (daily)
    8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


    No cost for high school students.