Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue–Off-site

Note: Classes at the ESEC (Emergency Service Education Center) at 400 North High School Road;
Second year students should enroll in the Emergency Medical Services program. This will give students the opportunity to earn an additional 12 college credits toward a fire science associate degree.
Students must provide their own transportation to ESEC!

Course Title: Fire And Rescue I
Program Coordinator: Brandon Wood
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and English 10
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College

Course Competencies and Requirements

  • Adrenaline rush, burning buildings, blazing fires and YOU!
  • Prepare for entry-level positions or further study in fire service
  • Learn and understand Fire Behavior / Concepts of Safety Standards
  • Study fire protection systems, fire prevention and safety education, building construction and floor plans, fire, safety and construction codes
  • Focus on Fire Service Accreditation Service (IFSAS) curriculum prepares students for FireFighter I & II certifications exams
  • Learn the importance of on-scene and on-the-job firefighter health, safety and fitness
  • Participates in daily physical fitness including but not limited to running, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.
  • Earn credits toward an associate degree program in Fire Science
  • Uniform required: shirts and safety glasses; approximately $190
  • Sports physical is required

Dual Credit Information for 2023-24

Dual credit offerings are subject to change at the discretion of postsecondary partners, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, The Indiana Department of Education, or the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education.

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College Year
HSPS 122 Hazmat Awareness and Operations 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HSPS 165 Firefighter I 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HSPS 167 Firefighter II 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HSPS 106 Fire Suppression 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1


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  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
  • Gather relevant information from multiple types of authoritative sources, using advanced searches effectively; annotate sources; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; synthesize and integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation (e.g., APA or CSE).
  • Reasoning and Inference Understand assumptions, suggestions and implications in reading passages and draw informed conclusions.

Area 31 Eligibility Statement

Read the Eligibility statement here.

NOTE: Required prerequisites include the successful completion of Algebra I and English 10 for academic credit.