Fire Science Technology prepares students to become certified as a Firefighter while completing training in areas like fire suppression, search and rescue and basic first aid. Students will be immersed in fire training through drills in the burn trailer, operation of fire hoses for suppressing car and structure fires, extricating victims from car accidents and learning how to provide emergency first aid to patients.
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic prepares students to become licensed by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as an EMT-Basic. Licensing requires proficiency in skills performance and academic assessment. First-year seniors can complete the EMT portion of the Fire Science & EMT program.
Successful completion of the CTC Emergency Medical Technician program combined with licensure by the Missouri Division of Emergency Medical Services in accordance with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians may result in 8 hours of Articulated College Credit for students who enroll in Paramedics program offered at Metropolitan Community College (EMTP 150).
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic is offered to 12th grade students only. Students who have completed Fire Science Technology as 11th grade students are given enrollment priority. If slots are available, 12th grade students may be accepted as 1st year seniors.
Career Opportunities & Average Salaries
Fire Fighter - $38,334
Fire apparatus operator-$46,877
Fire Company officer-$54,241
Fire Inspector - $49,004
Chief Officer - $79,314
*Data taken from the National Occupational Handbook
- Complete ensemble of personal protective equipment
- Scott 2.2 self-contained breathing apparatus
- A variety of specialized equipment, tools and appliances
- A wide selection of extinguishment equipment
- Thermal imaging camera for use during rescue and overhaul
- Hydraulic rescue tools, power units, spreaders, cutters & rams
- Live burn props allowing students to extinguish actual fires
- Fire fighter safe practices & risk management
- Proper use of fire fighter personal protective equipment
- Proper care & use of self-contained breathing apparatus
- Proper use of fire fighting equipment, tools and appliances
- Methods of fire control and incident mitigation
- Effective search, rescue & extrication techniques
- Fire prevention & public education practices