Emergency & Protective Services

Stein

Instructor: Scott Stein

Program Overview

The Emergency and Protective Services program offers a comprehensive public safety education to students interested in pursuing a career or volunteering in the emergency medical, law enforcement, fire, security, industrial safety or emergency management services. Students work with protective service professionals to gain first-hand experience in all areas of these exciting professions. Units of study include cadet firefighting, law enforcement, emergency medical services, communications and report writing, public speaking and physical training.

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Educational & Physical AttributesExpectations
Program Safety & Physical Considerations
  • Able to lift 50 pounds & up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure/in adverse conditions/within time constraints
  • Good conflict resolution skills & an even temperament (not prone to aggressive behaviors)
Essential APTITUDES for this lab–Recommended Levels
  • Math Skills
  • Basic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Health Science
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Motor/hand/foot/eye coordination
  • Verbal Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Judgement & Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Coherent Clear Writing Skills
Reading
  • Explain the main ideas or draw accurate conclusions after reading text
  • Follow a complex multi–step procedure independently
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of an author’s argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging
  • Evaluate how words and phrases shape meaning and tone in texts
  • Comprehend written text and apply it to understand tables, charts, and other visuals
  • Learn and apply content–specific symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms correctly
  • Apply content–specific vocabulary correctly
  • Identify and explain how different ideas connect throughout text
  • Read and understand diagnostic and schematic data to solve a problem
  • Compare & contrast information in a text
  • Summarize information from different written resources
  • By the end of grades 9–10 & 11–12 read & comprehend technical texts independently & proficiently
  • Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis & conclusions in technical text
  • Textbook: Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition, Average grade reading level: 15.26
Writing
  • Write with a sharp, distinct focus identifying topic, task, and audience
  • Develop and analyze the topic with relevant, well–chosen, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic
  • Use precise language and domain–specific vocabulary, to manage the complexity of the topic
  • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms of the discipline
  • Produce clear & coherent writing
  • Constructively evaluate arguments while fairly supplying evidence to justify different viewpoints
  • Develop and strengthen writing by brainstorming, revising, editing & rewriting
  • Write with awareness to audience using program–specific vocabulary
  • Write routinely over short/long time frames for a range of tasks, purposes & audiences
  • Clearly convey with precision step–by–step work completed
  • Write fast–paced, accurate medical and police reports
  • Use technology to produce, publish or share writing
Math Levels

    Numbers and Operations:

  • Grade 6 – Fluency in operations with whole numbers and decimals
  • Grade 6 – Fraction computations
  • Grade 6 – Whole number exponents
  • Grade 7 – Fraction to decimal conversion
  • Grade 7 – Percent and ratio problems
  • Grade 8 – Decimals to rational number (fraction) conversion
  • Grade 8 – Estimate the value of irrational numbers.
  • Algebra 1 – Problem solving with real world units, including conversions
  • Measurement:

  • NG – Units: English and Metric Precision: Nearest 1 mm
  • Grade 6 – Unit conversion within and between measuring systems
  • Grade 7 – Area, volume surface area of objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and right prisms
  • Grade 7 – Area and circumference of a circle
  • Grade 8 – Volume of cone, cylinder, sphere
  • Geometry – Apply volume formulas – including pyramid
  • Algebraic Concepts:

  • Grade 6 – One–step equation solutions – one variable with all non–negative components
  • Grade 7 – Two–step equation solutions – one variable
  • Grade 8 – Slope
  • Grade 8 – Linear relationships – rate of change and initial value – analyzing meaning
  • Geometric Concepts

  • Grade 7 – Angle measure problems (supplementary, complementary, adjacent, angles of a triangle, parallel lines cut by transversal)
  • Grade 7 – Scale drawings of geometric figures
  • Grade 8 – Pythagorean Theorem
  • Data and Probability:

  • Algebra 1 – Interpret data on various displays – use to make predictions
  • Geometry – Scale models and drawings
Theory Time
  • 2.5 hours/day
Homework
  • 1 hour/week
Lab Time
  • 3 hours/day
Tests
  • At least one written exam per chapter
  • At least one practical exam per chapter
  • Industry Certifications
    • OSHA 10
    • PA Emergency Medical Responder (PA EMR)
    • National Incident Management Systems Certifications (NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800)
    • Hazardous materials for First Responder Awareness Certificate (HAZMAT)
    • NOCTI (mandatory for all CTE programs)
POS Academics and Electives Recommended
  • College Prep English & Math are a component of the DCTS program
Study & Other Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good attendance
  • Basic computer & keyboarding skills
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Demonstrate initiative, responsibility, time management, & critical thinking skills
  • Good physical health & neat appearance
  • Memorization & note/test taking skills
Technology Skills/Knowledge
  • Use and navigate school–issued laptop
  • Web navigation
  • Database navigation
  • Email management
  • Navigate learning management system and instructional technology tools
  • Video conferencing
Certifications Offered
  • Firefighter I (completion at age 18)
  • OSHA 10
  • PA Emergency Medical Responder
  • National Incident Management Systems Certifications (NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800)
  • Hazardous materials for First Responder Awareness Certificate (HAZMAT)
Post–Secondary Options and Continuing Ed
  • Employment
    • Firefighter
    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • Security Officer
  • Further Certifications
    • Police Academy
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Paramedic
  • Assoc. Degree
    • Criminal Justice
    • Fire Science
  • B.S.
    • Criminal Justice
    • Fire Science
    • Homeland Security
    • Emergency Management
  • Graduate
    • Criminal Justice
    • Homeland Security
    • Emergency Management