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Fire, Rescue, EMS

Courses Include

  1.  Basic Anatomy & Physiology    
  2.  CPR  
  3.  First Aid  
  4.  Firefighter I / II   

Basic Anatomy & Physiology

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electeolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principals of anatomy and physiology. This course is a prerequisite for EMS 3031, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Initial.

CPR

This course is designed to instruct students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with an emphasis on prevention through changes in lifestyles. Successful completion of the course will result in certification from the American Heart Association .

First Aid

This course covers the basics for first aid, including what to look for prior to giving care to ensure patient safety. Skills learned include bleeding control, basic splinting and caring for shock and diabetic emergencies. First aid classes can be customized to meet the individual and/or group needs.

Firefighter I / II

Firefighter I & II is a series of courses developed by the NC Department of Insurance, Fire and Rescue Commission. Successful completion of the course required for each level will certify the firefighter at either level I or II. Examples of the courses offered in the series are:

  • Ladders
  • Fire Behavior
  • Forcible Entry
  • Fire Control
  • Water Supplies

Fee is waived for all students affiliated with a paid or volunteer fire department.

Prerequisites

  • Must be 18 prior to certification as a firefighter, but may begin training at the age of 16
  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalency prior to being certified