Career Readiness for Students → Explore High School Plans → Fire Science and Rescue
The Fire Science and Rescue program prepares juniors and seniors for a variety of careers in fire prevention and control and emergency medical technology. Students spend part of the day in their home high school and also attend formal training at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy. Students must complete a minimum of 393 hours of work-based learning and take certification exams. By the time they graduate from high school, students will have earned seven industry certifications and college credit. They can continue their postsecondary training at several colleges in the state.
Forms and timelines for the new programs will be posted in early January 2018 at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/schoolchoice/. Updates and information will be provided on the MCPS Career Readiness website.
Students from the following high school clusters are eligible to apply*:
MCPS will provide transportation to the Public Safety Training Academy.
*Additional high school clusters may be available, depending on space and transportation.