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1 year program (2nd  year with instructor recommendation) 

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals


The Public Safety program is designed to introduce you to a career that is exciting and personally rewarding. This academically rigorous and physically demanding program emphasizes teamwork, and effective communication skills. Students will be asked to demonstrate a positive attitude and good moral characteristics that exemplify that of a Public Safety employee. This is a college level program that has a strong emphasis on Emergency Medical Services and Firefighting Skills. Specific skills covered in this program include:

Fire Fighter I

  • Qualifications and Safety Fire Service
  • Effective Communications Skills
  • Incident Management System
  • Tools and Equipment Usage
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Truck Functions & Operation
  • Ethics and Ethical Issues

Emergency Medical Technicial

  • Human Anatomy
  • Baseline Vital Signs-Patient Assessment
  • Medical and Behavioral Conditions
  • Emergencies and Trauma
  • Lifting & Moving Patients
  • Infants and Children
  • Ambulance Operations
  • Medical and Ethical Issues

You are encouraged to be sponsored by a local Public Safety department and must be able to meet the physical demands of the program. Recommendations from both your guidance counselor and technical coordinator are required.

Career Paths:  Para-medicine, Firefighter, Hospital Emergency/Trauma, Fire Investigation, Criminal Justice

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Articulation Agreements:

  • Northern Maine Community College – EMS-EMT Basics; EMS-111  –  5 credits
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

Dual Enrollment Agreements:

  • Eastern Maine Community College – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; EMS-111  –  5 credits
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses

  • Preparation for National Registry of Emergency Medical Techncians (NREMT) Certification Exam
  • Preparation for State of Maine Basic EMT – Practical Certification Exam
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate


Prerequisite Academic Courses:

  • Algebra 1
  • Biology or Introduction to Chemistry
  • Keyboarding/data entry and retrieval skills
  • Ability to read, comprehend, & write at a high school level



Ryan Carey

Phone:  (207) 942-5296 Fax:  (207) 942-0776 Email:  rcarey If you need to email a staff ... MORE



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .