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Protective Services FirefighterC0007260

Credits: BUHS 8, Sending Schools 2

Duration: Full Year

This is an introductory program emphasizing emergency hands-on training, and theory of the fire service.  The course allows candidates the chance to test for the Vermont State Firefighter I certification.  Topics range from fire science/behavior to emergency medical procedures and all of the needed material to become a firefighter.  The fire service class is approximately 70% lecture, and 30% hands-on.  There are also several class trips to visit our local emergency service providers.

Some of the physical demands of the fire service program are wearing personal protective equipment, wearing self-contained breathing apparatus, lifting and carrying objects (up to 80 lbs.), pulling objects (up to 135 lbs.), and working with objects in front of the body (up to 125 lbs.).

Certification: Students wishing to challenge for the Vermont State Firefighter I certification must carry a 70% or higher in the fire service program, be the age of 18 upon testing, have not missed greater than 7.5 hours of class time, and have an affiliation with a local fire department.  Students requesting accommodations for state certification will need to contact the Vermont Fire Academy a minimum of 30 days prior to testing and have an approved IAP.  The Vermont Fire Academy offers reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the written and practical components of the examination for those persons with documented disabilities.  For more detailed information on accommodations for certification visit http://firesafety.vermont.gov/academy.  The Windham Regional Career Center is not affiliated with the Vermont Fire Academy.




Prerequisites: Students wishing to attend the fire service program with behavioral and academic plans must meet with the course instructors prior to being enrolled in the program.

Because of the nature of the fire service program, students must have completed the following courses with a 75% grade point average (or equivalent grade): 10th Grade Science, Physical Education.

Additional Program Information

Embedded Credits

(on completion of program)

(on completion of program)

Industry Credential

Fire: ICS 100, 700, Highway Safety, Hazmat Operations, CPR-First Aid, Wildland Fire, VT-FF1 Certification

Dual Enrollment

Student Organization


What's Next/Employment in Field:

The successful completion of an approved EMR course can be a prerequisite to pursuing many career opportunities including, but not limited to: firefighter, law enforcement officer or an emergency medical technician (EMT).

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