Fire Science Class

This course meets at Lewis and Clark Community College. The Fire Science Academy is a partnership with Lewis and Clark Community College and other Madison County high schools to offer seniors the opportunity to complete the initial steps in becoming a firefighter and/or EMT. This course is not held at AHS, but is through LCCC. An application process is in place for entry into this course. Students will be engaged in classroom, online and guided practice activities for the essentials of fire, rescue, first responder, and hazardous materials scene operations. Operational activities will include: hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, fire behavior, building construction, fire code enforcement, public education activities, use of protective equipment, coordinated fire suppression activities, aerial/ground ladder use, search, rescue, and fire service vehicle operator. Accepted applicants will follow the complete Basic Operations Firefighter curriculum, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Basic First Aid, AHA CPR and AED, and NIMS 100 and 700. Accepted applicants successfully completing the program will be awarded a Firefighter- Basic, Certificate of Completion and 15.5 college credits.