EMERGENCY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
FIRE/RESCUE/EMS and LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
Fire/Rescue training consists of education in the area of Emergency Medicine, Rescue Technician, and Fire Service Training. Courses offered include Emergency Rescue Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Fighter I & II Certification, Driver Operator Certification, Hazardous Material, Nursing Assistant, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, National Fire Academy courses, and numerous other programs in the Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical areas. Courses are offered on campus, at local fire departments, rescue facilities, the Airport Training Facility, churches, schools, businesses, industries, or other locations where there is community interest. A number of courses are open to the public while some are limited to in-service training. Although the state prescribed registration fee is required, exceptions are recognized for fire service, police, and emergency services personnel. Descriptive course information follows.
The Fire Services courses prepare firefighters and potential firefighters with both entry-level skills and specific area skills in fire related subjects. The Firefighters’ Certification Program includes 22 classes that are required for certification as Firefighter I and II. These courses are taught individually or in a week academy. Specialty areas for firefighters include Driver Operator, Emergency Vehicle Operator, Aerial Operator, Hazardous Materials, and many other related courses. National Fire Academy graduates receive FTCC and National Fire Academy certificates. There are no expenses incurred for these courses as long as the student is affiliated with a fire department. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required for certification.
Airport Firefighting Training Facility
The Fayetteville Regional Airport Firefighters’ Training Facility has been designed and built to provide state-of-the-art training for airport firefighters in accordance with the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139, National Fire Protection Association Standard 1003, and the United States Air Force Regulation 92-1. Fayetteville Technical Community College and the City of Fayetteville operate the facility. The facility contains the most modern fire service training mockups in the country to date. All of the live-fire simulators utilize propane fuel, which makes this facility the first to be built which is environmentally safe. Currently, the college offers programs that will provide airport managers and fire chiefs the opportunity to meet the requirements of FAR139 pertaining to airport fire services. More programs will be added in the future. All live-fire simulations will utilize water during attack.
Emergency Medical Technician
This course provides training in the first phase of the EMT career structure. The student will be provided knowledge and training in skills to control bleeding, application of splints, prevention of shock, childbirth, and other basic life support techniques. This course will also include instruction on oxygen therapy, respiratory emergency, major trauma, and advanced CPR techniques. At the completion of this course, the student will be qualified to take the Office of EMS NC State EMT Basic Exam or the National Registry Exam. The course requires the student to comply with the FTCC Hepatitis B Immunization policy. The policy states that the student must have a Hepatitis B vaccination (which they can obtain at the Cumberland County Health Department at an estimated cost of $135.00) or proof thereof, or sign a waiver of refusal prior to clinical sessions of class. There may be other expenses incurred during this course. Prerequisite for this course is a high school diploma or GED.
Emergency Medical Technician – Defibrillation (EMT-D)
This course is offered after completion of the Basic Emergency Medical Technician certification. Students will be trained in the use of the AED, airway devices, and administration of authorized medications. Prerequisite for this course is a current State of NC or National Registry EMT-Basic Certification.
Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate)
Certification as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician is a prerequisite for this course, which details more advanced medical procedures. Students will be trained in the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous lines, pharmacology, the cardiovascular system, principles of electrocardiography, dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation/pacing, management of cardiac dysrhythmia, respiratory/cardiac emergencies, communication skills, and a review of basic and advanced life support.
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P)
This course is offered after the completion of the Intermediate certification. Students will be trained in the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous lines, pharmacology, all body systems, principles of electrocardiography, dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation/pacing, communication skills, and a review of basic and advanced life support. Prerequisite for this course is a current EMT-Intermediate Certification.
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