The Fire Rescue program has a long history of success at the Kankakee Area Career Center. This is evidenced by the student's success in the State and National Skills USA competitions and the continued success of our KACC alumni. Many of our Fire/Rescue students have joined the ranks, at an entry level position, with several Kankakee area fire departments. It is no wonder our local area fire departments offer internship opportunities to our successful students during their second year in the Fire/Rescue program.
The Fire/Rescue program is set to follow the State of Illinois Fire Marshall’s Office Division of Standards for entry level in the fire and rescue field. Following IFSTA Essentials Manual, First-year students will learn the basics of the fire service. Students will learn how to use self-contained breathing apparatus, ropes and knots, ladders, and hoses. Using a special smoke trailer, students will be exposed to simulated fire conditions under a safe environment. They will learn how to do a search and rescue, auto extrication, and how to safely remove victims of automotive crashes.
Second-year students will start their leadership skill training, training as a Company Officer and Incident Commander. Students will also learn how to operate a fire pump with our onsite fire department pumper. Students will go through Hazardous Materials for the First Responder, CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider and First Aid training through the American Heart Association.
Second-year students can do internships with area fire departments, to lean about day-to-day operations at the firehouse. They will build on the skills developed in the first year and learn about fire detection and fire suppression systems.
All classes will follow the standards of the Illinois State Fire Marshall, Illinois Department of Transportation, and American Heart Association.
Please Note: This program is very physically demanding during practical (hands on) evolutions.
DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY:
Following successful completion of this two-year program, students from Beecher High School and Crete-Monee High School have an opportunity to earn 3 dual credit hours at Prairie State College for FST101: Intro to Fire Technology.
American Heart Association – Health Care Provider CPR/AED Certification
American Heart Association – First Aid Certification
|Apparatus & Equipment||Fire Behavior||Ventilation|
|Building Construction||Hazardous materials||Forcible Entry|
|SCBA's||Fire Behavior||Radio Communication|
|Fire Fighter Safety||Installed Systems||Water Supply|
Incident Management System
|Rescue||Auto Extraction||Ropes and Knots|
|Multimedia Computer and
Up-to-date Training Materials
|Partnership with Area
|Internship Program with area
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