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Y603 - Emergency Rescue Technician (246 Hours)
The Emergency Rescue Technician program meets or exceeds the NFPA Standard 1006, consisting of 23 modules, including hazardous materials awareness and operations. Course module hours can run from a minimum of 3 hours up to a maximum of 36 hours.

Y653 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (174 Hours)
The Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator program meets or exceeds the NFPA Standard 1002, consisting of 7 modules for Pumps and 4 modules for Aerial. Course module hours can run from a minimum of 15 hours up to a maximum of 29 hours.

Y506 - Fire and Life Safety Educator I (36 hours)
This course will give a basic overview of the duties and responsibilities of the position of Educator Level 1 and describe how the work of the position is completed in a typical fire department. The student shall demonstrate the ability to coordinate and deliver community fire and injury prevention programs. The student will be trained how to select educational materials, will present a prepared program and utilize multiple presentation methods given prepared programs for various audiences. They will also demonstrate how to distribute educational information and how to work in cooperation with local media personnel. The course will review and document various fire and life safety educational programs, describe various formats, prepare written reports and discuss time management and organizational skills. Information will be presented on how to develop and maintain a work schedule and how to arrange meetings, presentations and events to reduce conflicts.

Y507 - Fire and Life Safety Educator II (36 Hours)
This course will detail methods and procedures to be used to establish public fire education and life safety prevention programs based upon local loss and injury data. Students will learn how to implement and evaluate programs, how to prepare a funding proposal, how to use human and material resources to deliver programs, how to develop educational materials based upon an identified issue or local concern; how to develop a detailed lesson plan, how to design and present the program to an audience, how to prepare a budget request and project program budget costs. It will also train the student in the details of the budget process as its related to fire and injury prevention programs.

Y508 - Fire and Life Safety Educator III: (36 Hours)
This course will train personnel in how to develop a fire and life safety program using the systematic planning process. They will become familiar with program issues and administration to include political issues and the use of the cost/benefit analysis method. They will learn to develop public policy and understand legislative procedures at the local, state, and national level. The students will learn to create original fire and life safety educational materials that relate to local issues. They will learn to create training and awareness programs to meet local identified fire and life safety needs. They will learn how to create a comprehensive report on programs and how to develop an evaluation instrument to measure the outcome of programs. The course will detail methods and procedures on how to create fire and life safety goals and objectives, mission statements and review loss statistics so that goals are consistent with the organization's mission. The student will create a program budget, as well as, evaluate subordinate performance. The student will also demonstrate the ability to use local, state and federal employment regulations as they apply to personnel and organizations.