• FIRE SCIENCE - CB1225 (Students will be transported to Wilco Career Center)

    Length of Course: 

    One Year 

    Credit: 

    3.0 Credits

    Grade Placement: 

    12

    Prerequisite:

    Appropriate orientation courses and career interest 

    State Code:

    15152A001

    Course Description: Fire Science will follow the curriculum set forth by the State of Illinois Fire Marshall’s Office, the Illinois Department of Health, and the Department of Transportation. Students will learn through classroom and guided activities the essentials of firefighting which will include: fire chemistry, building construction, wearing personal protective clothing, identifying ropes, tying knots, using fire extinguishers, performing forcible entry, carrying and raising ladders, operating self-contained breathing apparatus, and auto extrication. Students will learn how to employ search and rescue techniques with ventilation tools and practice hose evolutions on an operating engine, all in a safe environment. Dual credit available through Joliet Junior College or College of Dupage. Expected cost of participation is $75.