Fire & Rescue

Course Overview

Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. 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. The Fire and Rescue curriculum includes five Indiana state fire certifications: (1) Mandatory, (2) Firefighter I, (3) Firefighter II, (4) Hazardous Materials Awareness, (5) Hazardous Materials Operations. 

Ivy Tech Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
HSPS 102 Introduction to Public Safety 3 None  
HSPS 122 Hazmat Awareness & Operations 3 None  
HSPS 106 Fire Suppression 3 None Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
HSPS 165 Firefighter I 3 None Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
HSPS 167 Firefighter II 3 None Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit

Industry Certification Available

  • Mandatory Firefighter Certification (State of Indiana)
  • Firefighter I Certification (State of Indiana)
  • Firefighter II Certification (State of Indiana)
  • Hazmat Awareness Certification (State of Indiana)
  • Hazmat Operations Certification (State of Indiana)
Concentrator Star

DOE Course


Recommended Grade Levels

11, 12

Required Course  Prerequisites


High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 3 credits per semester
  • 6 credits maximum
    • 7195 Principles of Fire Fighting
    • 7189 Fire Fighting Fundamentals
    • 7186  Advanced Fire Fighting