Basic Firefighter Career Major - Overview

Basic Firefighter

fire fighters in action fighting a fire
Career Major Length
1058 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors & Seniors
Schedule
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$0.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$0.00

The Basic Firefighter career major will prepare students for the physical requirements of being a firefighter while they learn about the requirements, equipment, and basic knowledge needed to be a firefighter. Students will complete hazardous materials training and will complete the course requirements needed to take the Firefighter I certification. 

Career Major Length
1058.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer
20.00
Firefighter Equipment
60.00
Firefighter Physical Training
160.00
Fire Academy Orientation
50.00
National Incident Management Systems
120.00
Hazardous Materials Awareness
40.00
Fire Academy - Hazardous Materials Operations
80.00
Pump Operations/Water Supply
40.00
Firefighter I
232.00
Vehicle/Machinery Extrication Basics
50.00
Basic Wildland Firefighting
70.00
Career Readiness
50.00
Traffic Incident Management System
16.00
Fire Certification Review
40.00
Basic Firefighter Evaluations & Testing
30.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathatic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types
  • Self motivation and sense of discipline

Student Organizations

  • SkillsUSA

Certifications Available

  • CPR
  • Firefighter I

Metro Tech Accreditations

  • Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE)
  • Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE)