C717331 FIREFIGHTER I & II
Grades: 11-12 Credit: 3.0
Prerequisite: Minimum of a 2.5 GPA; 90% attendance record; good reading, writing, & math skills. An interview with the instructor prior to enrollment in class is mandatory for EMT and Firefighter I & II.
Articulated Credit: Metropolitan Community College; may be earned for 13 college credit hours.
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).. A class uniform will be required. This course is both a physical and knowledge demanding course and students will 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 October 31st during the Firefighter training year to be eligible for state certification examinations. The requirement by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety and the IFSAC requires this in order to take any certification exam for this course. Suggested Requirements: Students have completed at their home school an appropriate standardized test battery (General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), Differential Aptitude Test Battery, and Apticom) and a standardized test of reading achievement. Aptitude batteries assess capacities and abilities necessary to competently perform the responsibilities of the Firefighter/EMT such as learning ability, verbal, numerical and spatial ability, form & clerical perception, motor coordination, finger and manual dexterity, eye-hand-foot coordination, color discrimination. Students are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA student organization. There is a fee associated with membership for dues. Participation in a fundraiser or optional buyout will be required to help cover charges associated with competitions.Program Associated Student Certification: Fire I and II Fire Fighter Training