(Courses 7640-7650) Pennsylvania Department of Education CIP Code 43.9999)
Students are expected to:
1. Be physically fit and able to lift heavy weight frequently
2. Be able to stand for long periods of time
3. Demonstrate mature physical interaction in close circumstances, such as during CPR or patient assessment.
4. Demonstrate mature response to sensitive human topics such as childbirth
5. Read and write at or near grade level
6. Have a general understanding of life and environmental sciences
HAZ MAT Operations
CPR/First Aid/ AED
Tactical First Aid
Response to Terrorism
Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
C.E.R.T Basic Training (with option to join Blair County C.E.R.T)
NIMS 100 and 700
PA Essentials of Firefighting Modules 1-4
Emergency Services is a three year program providing students with a solid foundation of skills common to public safety including Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, and Firefighting. Each year students will explore one of these career fields earning related certifications as they progress.
Subject areas covered in each year of training include:
- Law Enforcement/Security, criminal justice system, crime prevention, criminal investigation, building and grounds security, emergency communications and report writing.
- Emergency Medical training includes CPR/First Aid/ A.E.D., Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) Basic Training, Disaster Response and Survival, Tactical First Aid, and Rescue.
- Firefighting includes Firefighter Essentials, Fire Suppression and Rescue, Fire Behavior, Hazardous Materials Operations, Incident Command System, Rural and Wild Land Firefighting, and Fire Investigation.
Students must be self-disciplined and in good condition to meet the physical and mental rigors of this intensive hands on course as well as have a basic understanding of biology, civics, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, and research techniques.
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Richard Erculiani
Instructor of Emergency Services