Fire Science

FIRE SCIENCE (Firefighting)-

Grade 11 Ÿ 2 Credits - Full Year

Prerequisite: C or better in Life Science or Biology successful completion of Topics in Algebra IMPI, Algebra I, or an equivalent math course. Articulation with Lakes Region Community College and Southern Maine Community College – 3 credits. Certification available in Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials and Wildland. Participation requires students have the stamina and physical ability to work in difficult conditions for several consecutive 30-minute durations while wearing up to 75 pounds of protective gear. This course is offered in collaboration with the NH Fire Academy and provides students with experience and knowledge in basic firefighting skills and responsibilities. Educational objectives include knowledge of personal protective equipment, use of hose and nozzle handling, carrying and throwing ground ladders and many other skills necessary to perform as a volunteer or full-time firefighter.  Participation requires students have the stamina and physical ability to work in difficult conditions for several consecutive 30-minute durations while wearing up to 75 pounds of protective gear.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN  HONORS -

Grade12 Ÿ 2 Credits - Full Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Science I or Fire Science I, AND current Certification in First Aid and CPR AND C or better in Comprehensive Chemistry and teacher recommendation. Articulation with Lakes Region Community College and

Southern Maine Community College – 3 credits. This course is offered in collaboration with the New Hampshire Bureau of EMS, and follows a national curriculum that provides students with experience and knowledge of the skills and responsibilities of an EMT. The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.  Student Medical Release required by New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of this course, students who are 18 years of age will be eligible to take the EMT certification exam through the National Registry of EMTs.

Instructor: Graham Gitchell

Phone: 603-352-0640 x3401

Email: ggitchell@sau29.org

 

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