• 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.
     

    Skills:

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

     

    Recommended High School Courses:

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

     

    Certifications:

     

    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • BLS Healthcare Provider/American Heart Association
    • NIMS IS 100 Series/Emergency Management Institute
    • NIMS IS 200 Series/Emergency Management Institute
    • NIMS IS 700 Series/Emergency Management Institute
    • NIMS IS 800 Series/Emergency Management Institute
    • EMT/Pennsylvania Department of Health
    • Certificate of Training-Basic Rigging for Rope Rescue/Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • Certificate of Training-Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness/ Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • Certificate of Training-Basic Vehicle Rescue Operations/ Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • Certificate of Training-Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness/ Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • Certificate of Training-PA Essentials of Firefighting/ Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • Certificate of Training-Rope Rescue I/ Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • Certificate of Training-Rope Rescue II/ Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
    • OSHA Occ Safety and Health Admin/(OSHA)

     

    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    •  S/P2 Soft Skills

     

    Articulation Agreements:

    • Butler County Community 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.