Firefighting & EMT
The Emergency and Firefighting Management Services pathway encompasses training workers involved in public safety and rapid responses to fires and emergency situations.
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed in the fire service field including proper procedures for incident response involving automobile rescue, extrication, and fires, the role of emergency medical care in fire services, and basic emergency medical care.
What are the classes about?
The Emergency and Firefighting Management Services Program of Study focuses on the knowledge and skills to be first responders to fires and other emergencies and to manage services within the field.
What skills will students learn?
- Proper procedures used in responding to a structure fire; safety procedures, lifting and carrying of equipment; forcible entry; rescue; use of radio equipment; working in hazardous environments; fire attack; advancement of hose lines and ventilation; disabling utilities; set-up of supply lines and fire apparatus; and hazardous materials awareness
- Proper procedures for incident response involving automobile rescue, extrication, and fires; the role of emergency medical care in fire service; and basic emergency medical care
- Basics of: Human anatomy and physiology, Pharmacology, and Medical terminology
- Instructor will lead hands-on workshops dealing with cardiac, respiratory, and toxicological and metabolic emergencies
- Learn to control bleeding, apply splints, assist with childbirth, administer oxygen, and perform CPR and other basic life support skills
What Certifications are available?
- Firefighter I
- CPR & First Aid Certification
- EMT-B Certification
- Firefighter II
- NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800
- HAZMAT Operations
What jobs/job titles are available to the students after graduation?
- Municipal Firefighter
- Fire Marshall
- Federal Firefighter
- Fire Investigator
- Industrial Firefighter
- Emergency Medical Technician
What work skills will be needed for these jobs?
Ability to keep calm in a crisis, strong concentration, ability to pass physical performance assessment.
What skills should a student have to be successful in your program?
Students interested in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services at PCTC should have good motor skills, be able to focus and work under high pressure situations, the ability to lift heavy loads, be able to pass physical assessments, be patient and compassionate.