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Maryland CTE Program of Study

Fire Science: Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI)

The Fire Science program is offered in partnership with instructors from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of the University of Maryland. Students progress through courses on fire prevention and control and emergency medical technology. The program includes classroom instruction as well as formal training at local fire companies. Students are required to complete work-based learning and take the seven certification exams.

CTE Course Sequence

Emergency Medical Technician

This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency medical care in a pre-hospital environment at the basic life support level.

Fire Fighter One

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform basic firefighting operations as part of a firefighting team.

Hazardous Materials Operations

This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to respond to hazardous materials incidents. Students will learn to categorize hazardous materials, their storage and transportation; recognize the presence of hazardous materials and the likely behavior of such materials; estimate likely harmful emergency outcomes related to hazardous materials; and select appropriate action related to hazardous materials situations.

Incident Management System (IMS)

The objective of this course is to enable the student to identify and demonstrate the need for an organized approach to manage emergency incidents, to identify the elements of and emergency response system.

Emergency Response to Terrorism

This is an introductory course providing awareness of the growing problem and safety considerations for first responders at terrorism responses. The course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to understand and recognize terrorism, implement self-protective measures, secure the scene, tactical considerations, understand incident command responsibilities and take part in a terrorism scenario.

Fire Fighter Two

The objective of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to become a journeyman firefighter. This course extends student

Rescue Technician

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of rescue operational planning, technical rope skills, principles of rigging, patient packaging and transfer, rescue techniques for slope operations, vehicle stabilization and extrication equipment, extrication equipment and technique, passenger conveyance extrication and passenger commercial conveyance extraction principles and issues.

Additional Program Advantages

Program Recognition

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

MFRI

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

Technical Skill Assessment

EMT-B
Fire Fighter I
Fire Fighter II
Rescue Tech
Confined Space
HazMat Oper.

MFRI