Firefighting II (8706/36 weeks, 140 hours)
|Duration:||36 weeks, 140 hours|
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
|Prerequisites:||Firefighting I (8705/36 weeks, 280 hours)|
This course builds upon the professional knowledge gained and skills taught in Firefighting I. Students respond to simulated hazardous-materials incidents and conduct rescue operations, including vehicle extrication. Students react to multi-faceted situations (e.g., caused by simulated terrorism, accidents, and natural disasters) by managing resources such as medivac helicopters, emergency medical personnel, technical rescue teams, and community-based organizations. Students will become familiar with the procedures, equipment, and technologies used by current fire departments. This course challenges students academically, mentally, and physically and meets the standards of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) leading to Firefighting II certification.
Note: Students must be at least 16 years old (40-1.79.1 Code of Virginia) by the first day of the course offering. Enrollment also requires parental consent. Additional requirements, including CPR, HAZMAT operations, and Mayday Awareness, are stipulated for those students seeking NFPA Firefighter I or II certification.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
- Emergency and Fire Management Services
- Law Enforcement Services
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Examination
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Emergency and Fire Management Services Assessment
- Firefighter I Certification Examination
- Firefighter II Certification Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Professional Communications Certification Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.