Fire-Fighting I is designed to provide the student with information in the history, traditions, terminology, organization, and roles and operation of the fire service.  In addition, the class covers principles of combustion and building construction characteristics.  The class also contains typical job and operational descriptions that should provide insight into the inner workings of the fire service.

Fire-Fighting II is designed to provide the student with the information needed in transitioning from firefighter level tasks into a supervisory role as a company officer.  In addition, the class will cover basic principles in leadership, supervision, management, and instructing the Fire Science I students during company drills.  The class will also contain typical administrative duties in addition to the daily emergency operations that a company officer may encounter while working in the fire service.


  • SkillsUSA Firefighting

Teacher Certification

Jake Campbell

A.A. John Wood Community College

  • Instructor II
  • Fire Officer I
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Rescue Technician
  • Fire Inspector II
  • Fire Investigation
  • IDPH EMT Lead Instructor
  • EMT Intermediate
  • CPR Instructor

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Lab experience at Pontiac Fire Department
  • Field trips
  • Training seminars
  • Guest speakers
Rick Higgins

  • EMT-Basic
  • Firefighter II
  • Firefighter III
  • Technical Rescue Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Terrorism: Basic Concepts
  • National Weather Service Tornado Spotter
  • Bomb Rescue: Phase I Emergency Response to Terrorism
  • Certified Scuba Diver