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ATTENTION APPLICANTS FOR FIREFIGHTING 2020

While the CPAT mentoring is on hold because of the COVID-19 closures, there are steps you can take at home to help stay in shape and physically prepare for your CPAT. Please use the following documents as your guide and e-mail Mrs. Hodgson (hodgsoka@pwcs.edu) or Mr. Cavender (cavendcm@pwcs.edu) if you have any questions. 

CPAT-Preparation-Guide.pdf
CPAT_Preparation_Guide_Accessibility_Version.docx


Fire Fighter I & II Curriculum

Based on National Fire Protection Association 1001: Standard for Fire fighter Professional Qualifications
Textbook: IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition
Total Class Hours:
Fire Fighter I - 160 hours
Fire Fighter II - 57 hours



Stonewall Jackson High School is proud to partner with Prince William County Fire & Rescue to offer students Firefighting beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Interested students must be 16 and complete the application

The program combines traditional classroom instruction with blended field experience and requires students to complete and pass a physical examination before enrollment. 

Successful completion of Firefighting I & II fulfills the career-related study component for the IB Career Programme. 

Firefighting I Topics:

  • Orientation and Fire Service History
  • Firefighter Safety & Health
  • Fire Department Communications
  • Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ropes, Webbing, Knots
  • Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Vehicle Extrication, and Technical Rescue
  • Ground Ladders
  • Forcible Entry
  • Structural Search, Victim Removal, and Firefighter Survival
  • Tactical Ventilation
  • Water Supply
  • Fire Hose
  • Fire Streams
  • Fire Behavior
  • Building Construction
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Control
  • Loss Control
  • Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
  • Emergency Medical care for Fire Department

Firefighting II Topics:

  • Fire Department Communications
  • Building Construction
  • Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Vehicle Extrication, and Technical Rescue
  • Fire Hose
  • Fire Streams
  • Fire Control
  • Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
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