Fire & Rescue

The Fire & Rescue Academy is a hands-on program for students interested in learning about a career in Fire & Rescue. This academy is for students interested in serving our community, building leadership skills and helping others. Students will have the opportunity to pull fire hoses, throw ladders, practice emergency medical skills and so much more.

Job Outlook

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Required Courses

  • Work Seminar
  • Real-World Experience (EXPLORING Program - Bemidji Fire Department)

Choose at least five of the following:

  • Forensic Science
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy A or Anatomy B
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Technical Writing
  • Global Perspectives
  • Abnormal Psychology

Recommended Courses

  • Spanish I
  • Algebra II
  • Strength & Conditioning
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Career Options

Where do Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics most often work?

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Public Safety; Fire hall, Law Enforcement center

Typical Working Conditions

  • Having face-to-face discussions
  • Working with a group or team
  • Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets
  • Close physical proximity with other people
  • Responsibility for others’ health & safety
  • Exposure to contaminants (Like gases or odors)
  • The importance of being accurate or exact
  • Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results
  • Exposure to hazardous equipment
  • Meeting strict deadlines
  • Using you hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Dealing with unpleasant or angry people
  • High levels of competition

Postsecondary Programs

Business & Industry Experience/Partners

“Students in the academy will participate in job shadowing, internships, and possible part-time employment with area businesses.”