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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

Driving Directions:

208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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School Location:
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
Reinforced Academics:
English, Math, Science
Student Organization:
Certification Opportunities:
First Responder, Firefighter I

Firefighting Career Pathway Courses Offered

Emergency Services - This course is designed to provide an overview of the working relationship between various emergency management services within a system of varied resources and functions. During the course of instruction, areas of interest to be explored consist of first aid, fire science, hazardous materials, and emergency prevention and preparedness. Students will be provided with collaborative opportunities in the design of a comprehensive exercise plan intended to enhance ability to respond to emergencies. This course will also provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and conduct simulated disaster exercises to test their emergency operations plan. Finally, this course will provide basic communication skills needed to convey information in emergency and non-emergency situations.

First Responder and Emergency Leadership - This course is designed to offer the student a comprehensive view of the science of emergency care. Students are involved in Emergency Services operation mock scenarios involving triage/mass casualty, extrication of victims in complex access situations, and additional basic skills most commonly associated with the entry level career title of First Responder. The students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This course meets the curriculum content as specified by the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s First Responder’s National Standard Curriculum Guide. Students who meet all National Registry examination requirements have their names and pertinent demographic data entered into the First Responder National Registry.

Applications of Firefighting - Upon successful completion of this course, students will have received orientation and preparation for entry level positions in the fire service, including the opportunity to sit for the Firefighter 1 National Professional Qualifications certification test. The use of the following equipment is required for effective learning: computer and live fire simulation, firefighting and personal protective equipment, and standard industry apparatus. Mastery of standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, leadership development activities and SkillsUSA participation will provide students with a competitive edge for entry into fire and emergency services. In addition, the procedures and protocols used in this class are the most current recommendations of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Students enrolled in this course will be required to complete practical skills training and must be 18 years of age prior to participation in live fire activities and to receive certification. Students must also complete a sports physical prior to the start of course activities. In addition, there may be a requirement for after-school or weekend hours to complete practical skills training and testing.