• About the Program (CIP Code: 43.9999)                                                                                           

    A student in the Protective Services program will acquire skills from the public safety areas of firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency services. Students can expect to receive instruction; participate in practical applications and situational learning experiences; and prepare to test for national, state, and local certifications in all three areas of public safety. Through exploration and physical practice of skills presented within the curriculum, students will be able to refine personal career opportunities and choose an area of specialization in public safety.
     

    Certifications and Certificates of Training:

    PA. STATE FIRE ACADEMY

    • PA Essentials of Firefighting Moduals I-III 
    • Basic Rigging for Rope Rescue
    • Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness 
    • Hazardous Materials Awareness 
    • Rope/High Angle Rescue I 
    • Rope/High Angle Rescue II
    • Confined Space Rescue
    • Structural Collapse Operations Level I

    PA. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) PA. DoH / National Registry
    • Basic Vehicle Rescue Operations - PA. DoH / PSFA

    FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

    • ICS   IS-100.C  
    • NIMS IS-200.B
    • NIMS IS-700.B
    • NIMS IS-800.D

    AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

    • BLS for Healthcare Provider

     

    Skills:                                                                                                                                   

    • Patient assessment, airway management, and basic life support measures
    • Rope rescue anchor systems, repelling, mechanical advantage systems,
    • Packaging patients in a vertical environment
    • Use of various rescue tools, including the "Jaws of Life", vehicle stabilization, patient packaging, 
    • Extrication from motor vehicle accidents
    • Use of air metering/monitoring devices, ventilation practices, and confined space extrication techniques   
    • Fire ground operation and suppression techniques
    • Use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus                                                                              

     

    Recommended High School Courses:

    • English/Communications
    • Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    • Computer Basics
    • Applied Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology

     

    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers 

    • S/P2 Soft Skills                                                        

     

    Articulation Agreements:

    • BC3 (Butler County Community College)
    • PTC (Pittsburgh Technical College)
     
    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.