Call the Technical Academy

217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Fire Fighting


This program is designed for students to become educated and trained to become one of "America's Bravest". Students will learn how to extinguish different types of fires, perform emergency medical skills, and perform rescue operations. Course Topics include Fire Behavior, Fire Attack, Search & Rescue, Forcible Entry, Hose line operations, and Ventilation operations. Students will earn college credit through Richland Community College by taking this class.


Mr. Bletcher, RCC staff
Mr. Webb, RCC staff

Course Location

Richland Community College Campus

Areas of Study

  • Fire behavior
  • Fire attack
  • Search & rescue
  • Forcible entry
  • Hose line operations
  • Ventilation operations
  • Vehicle rescue
  • Hazardous materials operations
  • Fire investigation
  • Engine & truck operations
  • Fire apparatus engineer

Dual Credit  


Tech Academy Course

Richland Course/Credit

Tech Academy  Course

Richland Course/Credit

Total Possible Credits

1st Year  Students

2nd  Year  Students

Fire Fighting 1


Intro to Fire Science
FIRE110 - 4 Credits

Techniques of Firefighting I
FIRE111 - 4 Credits

Techniques of Firefighting II
FIRE112 - 4 Credits

Fire Prevention Principals
FIRE_120 - 3 Credits

Fire Fighting 2


Rescue/Roadway Extrication
FIRE170 - 3 Credits

Tactics & Strategy
FIRE200 - 3 Credits

Fire Investigation
FIRE260 - 3 Credits

Hazardous Materials Operations
FIRE250 - 3 Credits