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Public Safety

Program Highlights
Ambulance Transport | Critical Incident Management | Fire Science & Protection | First Aid and CPR | Fitness, Flexibility and Strength Training | Injury Assessment | Live fire exercises | Patient Care | Pre-hospital Care | Public Safety Telecommunications | Rescue simulations

Program Description
A wide variety of practical learning experiences and related classroom activities help prepare you for careers in public safety and protective services. After this program, you will be prepared to take the Ohio Firefighter II Certification test and the National Registry Exam for EMT/B certification. You will have the opportunity to earn several additional professional certifications during this two-year course of study.

Career Pathways
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 
  • Firefighter
  • Dispatcher/Telecommunicator

With Additional Training:

  • Fire Inspector
  • Paramedic

Teacher Information

Gerald Peters 
High School
Public Safety Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051, Ext. 22310

Industry Certifications

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
  • Foundations of Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services
  • Firefighter I

English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Elective: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits

  • Firefighter II
  • Emergency Medical Technician

English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor.

Program Fees
Public Safety I
Tool Kits - $26.00
Student Fees - $194.00
Total Cost- $220.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)

Public Safety II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost - N/A
 

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Ohio Firefighter | Certification
  • FEMA Homeland Security Certifications (NIMS)
  • EMT-B  (National Registry & State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic)
  • APCO: Dispatchers Certification  (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials)

College Credits
Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

SkillsUSA logo and NTHS logo


Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information

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The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. © 2021. The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District. All Rights Reserved.