Program Description
The Fire Science program is offered in partnership with instructors from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of the University of Maryland.  Students progress through courses on fire prevention and control and emergency medical technology.  The program includes classroom instruction and training at local fire companies.  Students are required to complete work-based learning and take eight certification exams.



Possible Certifications and College Credits
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Hazardous Materials Operations
Rescue Technician Site Operations
Rescue Technician Site Operations
Rescue Technician Rope Operations

Course Sequence
Emergency Services Training I (Emergency Medical Technician, EMT)
Emergency Services Training II (Firefighter I)
Emergency Services Training III (Hazardous Material Operations, Rescue Technician - Site Operations, REscue Technician - Vehicle and Machinery Extrication)


Sample Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Technology Education Requirement


Off-Campus Instruction

Emergency Services Training I


Off-Campus Instruction

Emergency Services Training II

Emergency Services Training III

 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Elective
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Elective
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer this Program
Lackey High School
La Plata High School
McDonough High School
North Point High School
St. Charles High School
Thomas Stone High School
Westlake High School