Career and Technical Education. The Fire Science program focuses on providing learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. This degree option prepares students for entry-level employment and a foundation for future advancement in the firefighting, fire inspection, fire instructor, and fire investigation fields.
- Demonstrate proficiency in firefighting skills as listed in the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Current standard 1001.
- Demonstrate knowledge necessary to respond to a given hazardous materials incident.
- Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety, accountability, fitness, and performance standards by designing, presenting, and analyzing a written Standard Operating Guideline/Standard operating procedure (SOG/SOP) for Emergency Response using current Missouri state laws and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines.
- Apply knowledge of Hostile Fire Events in structure fires and recognize the conditions that lead up to them.
- Identify and demonstrate the basic components that provide the basis for Firefighting and Emergency Services Occupations.
- Explain laws, ordinances, and practices related to fire prevention, protection, suppression, mitigation, and alarm systems.