Emergency and Fire Management Services Pathway

  • Emergency Medical Specialties and Public Safety Academy logos This pathway prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for continued education and, ultimately, a successful career in emergency services and/or fire science occupations. Firefighters and emergency services workers help protect the public against these dangers by rapidly responding to a variety of emergencies. They are frequently the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries or perform other vital functions.

    Coursework in this pathway will enable students:

    • To obtain necessary skills through high quality classroom, laboratory, and field instruction
    • To earn professional certifications required for employment
    • To transition to postsecondary level institutions for additional education opportunities

    Your Options

    • Non-Transfer Two-Year program available at Olathe Advanced Technical Center (EMS)
    • Transfer program available at Olathe West High School (Public Safety Academy)

    Learn about the Public Safety Academy at Olathe West High School through the 21st Century Academy website


Career Opportunities

    • Paramedic
    • Municipal Fire Fighter
    • Emergency Management and Response Coordinator
    • Fire Prevention Specialist
    • Emergency Planning Manager
    • Forest Fire Fighter
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Responder
    • Fire Inspector

Sequence of Courses

Course Title Academy/Program Grade Level Pathway Level Credit
Introduction to Public Safety 21st Century: Public safety 9-10 Introductory 1.0
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 12 Technical 0.5
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 12 Technical 1.5
Fire Science I 21st Century: Public Safety 10-12 Technical 1.0
Hazardous Materials for the First Responder 21st Century: Public Safety 12 Technical 0.5
Public safety Physical Education 21st Century: Public Safety 10-11 Technical 1.0
Fire Science II 21st Century: Public Safety 11-12 Application 1.0
Public Safety Senior Capstone 21st Century: Public Safety 12 Applicable 1.0

Credit Info - Emergency and Fire Management

  • To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence and earn an industry recognized, comprehensive certification or pass a third-party, end-of-pathway assessment. At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

    Offered at: Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South, Olathe West

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