Fire Science & EMT
The Firefighter I certificate program being offered at MST is the same program offered at The New Hampshire Fire and EMS Academy (NHFA). The program at MST will be following all the rules and regulations set forth by NHFA, as well as allow students to meet their credit equivalence for more traditional courses.
Completion of the program will give student’s two high school credits and their Level I Firefighting Certification, valid in all 37 Pro-Board states in the US as well as several other countries. If a student passes the entire program before the age of 18, a certificate of completion will be issued by NHFA, which is simply exchanged for their Firefighter I certificate when age 18 is reached.
The program will cover 24 modules, each requiring a passing quiz grade. Each module, although entry level, will test students in every aspect of the firefighting field (claustrophobia, heights, disorientation, and exertion). The program will give each student the point of view from firefighters. Every instructor is a state certified fire instructor and brings years of experience to the education process.
The EMT program is the entry-level 200+ hour training program along with 16 hrs. of clinical work. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination and subsequently apply for state licensure.
The EMT course is a pre-requisite for the Advanced- EMT and Paramedic programs. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) offers an exciting and challenging health- care career for individuals interested in providing emergency care in the pre- hospital setting. EMT licensure qualifies the student for an entry-level position as an emergency care provider with municipal and private ambulance services as well as some hospital emergency departments. The growing recognition of the EMT as a professional member of the health-care team will expand career opportunities for graduates. EMT’s are the cornerstone of EMS in the United States.
The curriculum includes airway management, oxygen therapy, patient assessment, medical emergencies, traumatic injuries, special patient populations, and EMS operations. Students must be age 18 by the end of the program to be eligible to take the final examination.
Fire Science and EMT require students to remain at MST for Block 1 and 2.