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BASIC FIRE SCIENCE I & II (15152A001 & 15152A002)


11th and 12th grade

Class location:

Freeport High School, Freeport


One year, double period


7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Mon. - Fri.

H.S. Credit:

2 credits per year


This course follows the FHS calendar


Basic Fire Science I 

This class is designed to introduce students to the “essential” skills of being a firefighter. In Fire Science I students will study the fundamentals of Fire Department Organization, Fire Behavior, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Ladders, Hoses and Appliances, and Pumps. Safety surrounding these core areas will also be discussed. This course begins to lay the foundation for starting a career in the fire service.


Emergency Medical Responder (taken with Fire Science I)

The Emergency Medical Responder course prepares the EMR student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting.


EMS/Basic Fire Science II 

Fire Science II is the second class of a series of firefighting skills and “hands-on” activities building on the hose, ladders and breathing apparatus skills of Fire Science I. Against a background of Fire Scene Operations, the class focuses on fire attack techniques, ventilation and forcible entry with instruction on the proper use of the tools of the trade. Emphasis is placed on the safety skills with the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), fire service ladders, small-tools and hose evolutions rounding out this offering.