“If there is one thing we learned about ourselves through this class, it is that we were both put on this earth to protect our people from harm and disaster.”
—Ryan C. Malone,
Russell T. Wood
Students in Emergency Services are provided with the basic instruction required for entry-level work or post-secondary training in the fields of Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science. Students will learn to demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate situations independently and in teams. They will apply emergency service response skills to manage an incident scene as a First Responder. They will make informed, healthy chices that positively affect the health, safety and well-being of themselves and others.
Initial exploration of Emergency Service classroom work (lecture, readings, and independent study projects) and visits with local experts in the field. Students will participate in a 'ride along' with local First Responders and fire departments.
Urban firefighter, wild lands firefighter, emergency dispatcher, paramedic, emergency medical technician, urban search and rescue, swift water response, fire suppression system design and installation, arson investigator, fire marshal, flight paramedic, emergency department technician, wilderness EMT, technical rescue specialist, emergency fire/medical/law enforement equipment sales and repair.
Successful students are strong candidates for admission into many post-secondary institutions including Norwich University and Vermont Technical College. In addition, a number of certifications are offered to students enrolled full time in Emergency Services including EMT, Firefighting Level I, Wildlands Firefighting Level I, Community First Aid, Child, Infant and Adult CPR, Automated External Defibrillation, and Blood Borne Pathogens. Students also have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credits with Community College of Vermont in Human Biology and/or Medical Terminology.
Students enrolling in the Emergency Services Program would benefit from strong math and science backgrounds including algebra, geometry, various science courses as well as chemistry. Latin is very helpful for anyone interested in the health/ medical field. Permission for off campus travel, physical within 3 months of starting class (documentation must verify ability to lift 50 lbs.), up to date immunizations and skin test for TB (called the ppd) are requirements for enrollment.
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