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Program Information 

Public Service Academy - Fire

CTE FFAThe Public Service Academy Fire program is a one year program based on curriculum provided by the Alabama Fire College. The curriculum is based off NFPA 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications.

Once the student completes the class and passes all the required tests they will be eligible to receive the Volunteer Firefighter Certification. The program provides a broad exposure to fire ground operations and other fire department related topics. Students spend a majority of their time in hands-on training applications.

Curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fire Behavior
  • Firefighter Safety and Health
  • Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Victim Search and Removal
  • Building Construction
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Other fire related topics

Certification & Endorsements:

  • Career and Technical Education Completer
  • CPR
  • Emergency Care Provider
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Other Certificates Received (non-certification)

  • Mobile Fire Suppression
  • Mobile Driving Simulator

This is a physically demanding course that requires the student to work in teams to accomplish a common goal.  This course prepares the high school student with the basic knowledge of what it would be like to work in the fire service.


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