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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 43.9999

Emergency Services is a three-year program providing students with a solid foundation of skills common to public safety including law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS), and fire fighting.

Subject areas include training in the criminal justice system, crime prevention, criminal investigation, building and grounds security, and emergency communications and report writing. Emergency medical services include rescue, First Responder and CPR training. The fire fighting component includes fire fighting techniques, handling hazardous materials, and fire investigation. Students need to be in good physical condition to complete the course.

Upon graduation, students may use these specific skills for immediate employment or may choose to continue their education in one particular area of interest.

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Richard Erculiani

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PA Essentials of Firefighting Heartsave AED
HeartSave First AID & CPR
First Aid
CPR for Family and Friends
Blood and Airborne Pathogens

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