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The Emergency Services Program at Waldo County Technical Center is divided into two tracks.
Track one is the Fire Science Technology program (FST). The FST program provides students with the opportunity to develop entry level skills and the necessary preparation for post-secondary education in the public safety industry. Students in the FST program have the ability to earn numerous certifications, at both the state and federal level. Topics covered within the FST program include: Physical Fitness, Fire Suppression, Water Supply, Ladders, HazMat, Extrication, Search & Rescue, Leadership, Teamwork, Wildland Fire Suppression, First Aid/CPR, Incident Command, and Knots & Ropes. The FST program is offered to students in grades 10-12. This program offers students a unique opportunity to work and learn at their own pace to master their skills. Students can take up to three years to complete the learning objectives for their ProBoard Firefighter I & II Certification.
Track two is the Emergency Medical Services program (EMS). The EMS program provides students with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology,and Emergency Medicine and Care. The EMS program is geared primarily to students in grades 11-12. Students in the program have the ability to earn national certifications, including their National Registry EMT-Basic upon successful completion of the course and successfully passing both the NREMT written and practical examinations.
Both Emergency Services Programs participate in various other public safety, public health and emergency management programs. Students participate in a large number of courses sponsored by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). All students are required to complete the minimum NIMS 100, 200 & 700 courses prior to the completion of the program. Other FEMA courses can be completed as independent studies and / or extra credit. Many of the FEMA courses provide the students with additional opportunities to earn college credits.