Grades: 11-12 Credit:  3.0

    Recommended Prerequisites: Application and interview with instructor; Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; 90% attendance record; 10th-grade reading, writing, and math skills.

    Articulated College Credit: Metropolitan Community College; may be earned for 6 college credit hours in FSTE 169: Fire Prevention and FSTE 209: Building Construction and Fire Protection.

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have received training for certification as a Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, and National Incident Management System (NIMS 100, 200, & 700). Training will also include the Introduction to the Fire Service course through the University of Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute. A class uniform will be required. This course is both a physically and academically demanding course, and students are required to participate in active physical training. Successful completion of all required courses allows the student to be eligible for testing as a firefighter through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. Students must be 17 years old by March 1st during their senior year to be eligible for state certification examinations. The Missouri Division of Fire Safety and the IFSAC have established this requirement for all individuals taking these certification exams.

    Program Associated Student Certification: Missouri Division of Fire Safety Training and Certification