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Fire, Rescue, EMS

Courses Include

  1.  Hazardous Materials    
  2.  Medical Responder  
  3.  Rescue Technician  

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials is a series of courses approved by the NC Department of Insurance. Hazardous Materials Level I certification requires completion of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations/Terrorism. A hazardous materials Level I certification is required for Firefighter Level II and Rescue Technician. The awareness course provides the responder with knowledge and skills needed for detecting and identifying hazardous material and initiating the incident command system. The operations course trains the responder to understand and interpret the basic hazards of the chemical incident and to make proper risk assessment within the limitations of equipment, resources, training, and personnel on hand.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 prior to certification
  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalency prior to certification

Medical Responder

This is an entry level course for state certification. This course prepares students to perform Basic Life Support skills to assist Emergency Medical Technicians in the field. Skills developed are patient assessment, CPR, splinting and hemorrhage control.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalency, or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the tenth-grade level

Rescue Technician

The Rescue Technician is a series of courses approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Fire and Rescue Commission. Successful completion of the courses required for RT will then certify the rescue worker. Examples of the courses offered in the series are General-Search Management & Helicopter Transport. Fee is waived for all students affiliated with a paid volunteer rescue department.

Prerequisites:

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