Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros is asking all Silver Lake High School students interested in fire science to sign up for the Halifax Fire Department’s Fire Cadet Program.
The program is designed for students who would like to learn more about an exciting career in firefighting and emergency medical services. Applications are available at the Halifax Fire Station or at the Silver Lake Regional High School Guidance Office.
Beginning March 1, the curriculum, broken down into nine two-hour weekly classes, will cover firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, 911 and emergency communications, Firefighter Level 1 program, first responder, EMS; fire department organization and structure, hazardous material awareness, search and rescue, strategy and tactics of firefighting, fire streams, hose and hydrants, fire extinguisher use and selection, extrication and rescue, public education and code enforcement. And at the end of their training, they even get to burn down a building and fight the fire!
Firefighter/Paramedic Jordan Hill will lead the workshops, as he did last year. Hill told the Express that the program started several years ago and is a good opportunity for high school students to see what a career in firefighting can offer.
Contact Chief Viveiros with any questions, at 781-293-1751 or email email@example.com