Launch Emergency Response Technology
  • Program Description

    This program is designed to prepare you for entry-level firefighter positions. Topics covered include fire chemistry, personal protective clothing, identifying ropes, tying knots, using fire extinguishers, performing forcible entry, carrying and raising ladders, operating a self-contained breathing apparatus, employing search and rescue techniques, working with ventilation tools, and practicing hose evolutions on an operating fire engine.

  • What will my classes be like?

    As you train to become a firefighter, you'll learn how to extinguish, confine, or escape from fire. Begin by learning fire suppression, fire chemistry, forcible entry, and search and rescue techniques. Then practice what you've learned by performing drills with ropes, ladders, hoses, and a fire engine and ride along with local fire departments to see the skills you've learned in action.

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    Students in this class are eligible to receive 3 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1: 

    • FST 111 - Introduction to Fire Science, 3 credits



    • AHA CPR Certification / First Aid
    • FEMA ICS-100 Certification
    • IEMA Hazmat Awareness Certification


    Job Opportunities

    • Fire Chief
    • Firefighter
    • Fire Investigator
    • Fire Prevention Officer
    • Fire Service Officer
    • Industrial Firefighter
    • Volunteer Firefighter