4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 11, 12
Fire Science training includes instruction in the chemistry of fire; the use of water and other materials in fighting fires; the various kinds of fire fighting equipment such as extinguishers, pumps, hoses, ropes, ladders, self contained breathing apparatus or s.c.b.a., hydrants, and standpipe and sprinkler systems; methods of entry; rescue principles, practices, and equipment; salvage practices and equipment; fire and arson investigation; and, inspection techniques. Additional training in chemical and radiation hazards and methods designed to ensure community safety and effective clean-ups can be incorporated in this area.
(Firefighter I and II) After successful completion of the one-year curriculum, students may qualify for and take the written and practical exam to be certified as a Firefighter and in hazardous materials awareness and hazardous materials operations, these are all state certifications through the indiana department of homeland security.