First Responders is designed to give students interested in a career in Fire Services an opportunity to identify those qualifications and requirements for the position of Firefighter. The course focus' on a variety of fire service related subjects including the history of fire service, fire department organizations, fire behavior, firefighting tactics and strategies, hazardous materials, fire safety, tools and equipment, fire prevention, fire protection systems, codes and standards, fire service occupations, and related subjects. Emphasized throughout this course is the importance of personal integrity, self discipline, goal setting, effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relationships, physical fitness and health, strong academic skills and effective problem solving skills.
Skills learned in the course:
2 semesters/ 4 quarters
August to June
High School seniors & juniors only.
Student must be currently enrolled in a high school in the Castro Valley, Hayward, San Lorenzo, or San Leandro school district.
8:00-11:00 am ONLY.
No cost for high school students.
Instructor: Marlene McDowell - 293-2940