2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

PGS2013A/PGS2013B Fire and Rescue 1A TP

1.5 credit per semester

Fire and Rescue 1 A/B is a triple-period yearlong course, focused on preparing students for careers in firefighting, with opportunities to earn both national and state certifications. This course will engage students through hands on experiences, field trips, guest speakers and real-world exploration. In collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy, students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively perform basic firefighting operations as part of a firefighting team and respond to hazardous materials incidents. Students will have the opportunity to obtain Firefighter I and II, and Hazmat Material Operations certifications. The formal training will be provided by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of   the University of Maryland and will take place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy.

Must complete application to the Academy and pass National Fire Protection Agency Standard Physical Examination. Must be 16 and in Grade 11 before entering course.
11 - 12
No repeats for credit
Triple period

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