Emergency and Protective Services

Instructor: Mr. Halliday

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This course provides three years of classroom and practical experience for entrance into the field of public safety via in-depth training to perform duties as a police officer, fire fighter, emergency medical technician, and other public safety-related careers. The application of math, English, communications, science, and physics is demonstrated throughout the course. Students receive training in social and psychological skills, vehicle and equipment operations, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency medical crew, fire prevention and control, hazardous materials, and emergency management.

The Emergency Services program provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue college and ultimately a career in public safety.

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Interests   Skills


If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you:

  1. law enforcement
  2. firefigthting
  3. shielding people from harm
  4. protecting the environment
  5. fire prevention, detection and response
  6. computer/information security
  7. explosive devices, bomb threats and search procedures
  8. crowd control/traffic control
  9. crime scene procedures
  10. teaching others how to do something
  11. performing routine maintenance on equipment
  12. crisis intervention, and more...

If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you:

  1. Judgment and Decision Making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  2. Active Listening: giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  3. Critical Thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  4. Writing: communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  5. Speaking: talking to others to convey information effectively
  6. Reading Comprehension: understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  7. Social Perceptiveness: being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  8. Negotiation: bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
  9. Persuasion: persuading others to change their minds or behavior
  10. Active Learning: understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  11. Coordination: adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  12. Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
  13. Equipment Maintenance: performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  14. Service Orientation: actively looking for ways to help people
  15. Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
Industry Certification   Uniform Requirements
Certified Protection Officer
First Responder
Emergency Telecommunicator
CPR and First Aid
  • Appropriate uniform/shoes
Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program   Career Potential with further Education and Training
  • First Responder
  • Dispatcher
  • Security Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Fire Alarm Maintenance
  • Firefighter
  • Industrial equipment parts/sales
  • State Police Officer
  • Sheriff
  • Paramedic
  • Federal Agent
  • Police Investigator
  • U.S. Marshall
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Public Safety Administrator
Career Technical Student Orgranization   Post-secondary Options
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Nondiscrimination Policy The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or ages in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Protective Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA or call 724-627-3106.