Law, Public Safety, and Corrections

Firefighter Technology

Do you keep your cool during high pressure situations? The firefighter technology pathway will engage you in hands-on experiences to prepare for fighting fires, rescuing people, and responding to emergency situations. Prepare to earn the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal Firefighter Certification. 

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Begin Your Journey

Firefighter Technology I

Develop the knowledge, skills, and procedures connected to orientation, communications, health and safety, personal protective equipment, building construction, portable extinguishers, fire behavior, tools and forcible entry, and loss control.

Firefighter Technology II

Practice using ladders, ventilation tactics, search and rescue protocols, water supplies and hoses, and providing emergency medical care.

Firefighter Technology III

Learn rescue protocols, fire detection and suppression systems, fire and life safety initiatives, mayday procedures, hazardous materials operations, and traffic incident management systems.

Get Certified

Firefighter Technology I and II

Students can take all stackable modules but fire control. Students only have to take the missing fire control module to earn their OSFM Firefighter certification quickly after graduation or turning 18.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Emergency Medical Technology I
  • Public Safety I
  • Naval Science

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Law, Public Safety, and Corrections

Careers focused on planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety and protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.