PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Have you ever thought about choosing a career in the Protective Service area? Many jobs are available in the public service area such as police officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical technician. Students are involved with many hands-on activities and off-campus field trips while learning the basic skills necessary for each career area

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Police Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Firefighter
  • Fire Chief
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator

 

CURRICULUM

 

Emergency and Fire Management Services I  (6512)

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Student must be 16 years of age before beginning this program.  (This does not apply to Law Enforcement Services.)

This course provides the student with the fundamentals of firefighting and is designed to combine with Fire and Emergency Management Services II to provide the student the opportunity to achieve the certification of Firefighter I.  The course covers fire ground skills including fire behavior, fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus), ladders, fire hoses, fire streams, search and rescue, and interior fire attack.

Emergency and Fire Management Services II  (6513)

Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Fire and Emergency Management Services I with a minimum of a 77 average or teacher recommendation.

This course provides the student with the opportunity to achieve the certification of Firefighter I as recognized by the State of South Carolina.  The course covers building construction, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ventilation, water supply, salvage, overhaul, communications, fire prevention, and public fire education.


NOTE:  STUDENTS MUST TAKE FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES I AND FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES II IN CONSECUTIVE SEMESTERS (FALL AND SPRING).  THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.


Law Enforcement Services I

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for students interested in law enforcement as a career and focuses on current and standard police procedures. The students will study the history of the criminal justice system, professional ethics in law enforcement, the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement, and incident report writing.

Law Enforcement Services II

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Law Enforcement Services 1
This course will allow the students to prepare for a future career in the field of law enforcement.  The students will participate in search and arrest techniques, traffic stops, investigative procedures, courtroom procedures, and evidence collection and preservation.