CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Firefighting II (8706/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8706
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Firefighting I (8705/36 weeks, 280 hours)

This course builds on the professional knowledge and skills gained in Firefighting I. Students respond to situations 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 the opportunity to obtain Firefighter 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

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

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.