Students will obtain education and skills in the areas of firefighting, police work, and emergency medical technician.
This course provides three years of classroom and practical experience for entrance into the field of public safety via in-depth training to perform duties as a police officer, fire fighter, emergency medical technician, and other public safety-related careers. The application of math, English, communications, science, and physics is demonstrated throughout the course. Students receive training in social and psychological skills, vehicle and equipment operations, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency medical crew, fire prevention and control, hazardous materials, and emergency management.
Basic Civil Rights
Basic Life Support / EMT
Basic Patrol Duties
CPR / AED
Court Room Procedures
Hazmat Oral Awareness
Uniform, Work boots, Name tag, Gloves
Emergency; Jones and Bartlett; 2005.
First Responder; Your First Response in Emergency Care, 3rd Edition; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; 2001.
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills; Jones and Bartlett; 2004.
Criminal Justice Today, 7th edition; Frank Schmalleger; 2003.
Police Officer’s Handbook- An Introductory Guide; Jones and Bartlett, Robert Stering; 2006.
Evidence Collection; Joseph J. Vince and William E. Sherlock; 2005.
Washington County Fireman’s Association – Washington, PA
Washington County Sheriff’s Department – Washington, PA
Fire gear, tools, and truck
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Police baton, cuffs, and mock guns
Washington County Fireman’s Association practice grounds – Houston, PA25
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
ICS Terrorism Basic Concepts
PA Skills Certificate
Pending with Community College of Beaver County
California University of Pennsylvania – Criminal Justice
Community College of Allegheny County – Criminal Justice / Police Science
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania -- Criminal Justice / Police Science
Pennsylvania College of Technology – Emergency Medical Technology
Westmoreland County Community College – Fire Science / Firefighting
Belmont Technical College – Firefighter / Paramedic
Airport Fire Fighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Fire Alarm Maintenance
Fire and Arson Investigator
Fire Police Personnel
Fire Protection Engineer
Special Rescue Technician
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Median Wages (2009) $14.42 hourly, $30,000 annually
Employment (2008) 211,000 employees
Projected Growth (2008-2018) Average (7% to 13%)
Projected Need (2008-2018) 62,000 additional employees