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    Fire Science

    This course prepares students for careers as fire fighters and in other emergency services careers. The cadet will be able to preside, guide, or manage self, others, activities or events with responsibility for the final outcome; apply leadership skills in real-world, family, community, and business/industry applications; and be tested on their ability to work with peers in a variety of subject areas by completing a myriad of projects and preparations at the highest levels.

    This program will prepare students for careers as firefighters or closely related occupations that require specialized training as a firefighter. Students will learn the academic responsibility of being a firefighter as well as the use of safety equipment through a variety of hands-on activities. Many of the fire service workplace requirements are incorporated into the classroom environment.

    Location: Rainier Beach High School

    Course Objectives:

    • As cadets, students will learn leadership skills (preside, guide or manage self and others).
    • They will also apply leadership skills in the real-world, family, community business and industry.

    Benefits/Certifications/Tech Prep:

    • 1.5 Occupational Ed credits
    • 2 semesters, 1.5 credits per semester 

    Recommended Pre-Rrequisites:

    • None 
    Program Supply List/Student Costs:
    • TBD

    Career Opportunities:

    • Firefighters and other emergency services

    Summer School Opportunity: Intro to Fire Science

    A short summer school course (no fees): This summer course introduces students to careers as fire fighters and other emergency services careers. It includes instruction in firefighting equipment operation and maintenance, and principles of fire science.

    Location: Rainier Beach High School