• Fire Science
    Instructor:  Angie Jones
    This program meets state requirements for Firefighter I and II, First Responder, and Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations as recognized by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.  It is organized to provide the student with the knowledge and basic skills in firefighting, to respond first at the scene of an accident or disaster, and the procedures to follow to provide safety of themselves and the public when confronted with a hazardous situation.
    Successful graduates are eligible to sit for the state written and practical exams for certification as Firefighter I and II, and First Responder.  Entry level positions for occupations related to this field may not require state or national licensure.
    Program Overview
    Students learn in the classroom, practice their skills by utilizing the following technology available in the Fire Science program:
    • Fire Engine
    • Self-contained breathing equipment
    • Full issue of personal protective equipment
    • Smoke tower to practice rescue techniques
    • Hydraulic extrication and rescue equipment
    • Burn props that allow students to extinguish actual fires
    Firefighters who pass their Firefighter I and II may receive advanced standing in most college firefighter programs. For more information, click here.
    Program Length
    High school students complete this program in one year (11th grade). Hillyard Technical Center. Hillyard Technical Center follows the St. Joseph School District Calender. Please go the SJSD home page and click on the District Info tab for all calendars.
    This program is also offered as a part time evening program.  For information on the night program, contact John Delee, Adult Program Coordinator, at 816-671-4170 or email him at john.delee@sjsd.k12.mo.us.  

    Program Admission Requirements

    Secondary students (those currently in high school) must apply through their high school counselor.