ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
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Fire Technology

This class introduces students to fire service occupations.

This class introduces students to fire service occupations. Physical fitness, self-discipline, and unshakeable ethics are a good match for the fire service.  In this class you will study typical fire service responses to hazardous materials and infectious disease emergencies as well as the hundreds of careers in the fire service.  You’ll learn about the effects of heat and smoke on the body and reasons fires start.  This class prepares students for further education and articulates with local community colleges.  Prerequisite: age 16 years or older.

Fire Technology trains students on the necessary qualifications and requirements to become a Firefighter. Firefighters control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Students learn the duties a firefighter performs such as fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance. Focus is on a variety of fire service related subjects, including a history of fire service, fire department organizations, fire behavior, firefighting tactics and strategies, hazardous materials, fire safety, tools and equipment, fire prevention, fire protection systems, codes and standards, fire service occupations, and related subjects.  This class focuses on principles of fire behavior and mitigation and extinguishment.



  • Industry Sector: Public Services
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Introductory
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Santa Ana College (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021)
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): La Habra HS, Los Alamitos HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online ( for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.