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.

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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.


  • Be physically fit and able to lift heavy weight frequently
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Demonstrate mature physical interaction in close circumstances, such as during CPR or patient assessment.
  • Demonstrate mature response to sensitive human topics such as childbirth
  • Read and write at or near grade level
  • Have a general understanding of life and environmental sciences

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.


GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Review the college credit opportunities for the Emergency Services program.


  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • CERT – Community Emergency Response Team
  • CPR
  • EMR – Emergency Medical Response