This course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in becoming career or volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, fire inspectors, police officers, border patrol officers, or other public safety careers. Students can combine this training and work as a volunteer Fire Fighter or other community organizations to gain the skills necessary to begin working as a first responder.
Students will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of both Criminal Justice and Fire Fighting. They will spend time learning the requirements of being a first responder and emergency management. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a more in depth understanding of either Criminal Justice or Fire Fighting as they move through the course.
Students will spend a greater portion of their second year focused on either Criminal Justice or Fire Fighting. During the second semester of Protective Services II students will have the choice of participating in the training required to sit for the Emergency Medical Responder Exam or focus on other first responder training.
For more detailed information go to our Program of Study.
Clubs and Activities
SkillsUSA - Preparing for leadership in the world of work.
SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation's classrooms.
Industry Recognized Credentials
Stop the Bleed
I work for the Brattleboro Fire Department as a firefighter. I have been in fire service for over nine years and a career firefighter for close to six years.
Approximately three years ago I obtained my Fire Service Instructor Certification to gain further knowledge on how to effectively teach others. I have a great desire to teach and mentor others about a subject and career that I am passionate about. I quickly realized that instructing at WRCC would be the perfect fit for me.