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What We Do

Students in Emergency Services are provided with the instruction required for entry level work or post-secondary training in the fields of Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science. Students will learn to demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate situations independently and in teams. They will apply emergency service response skills to manage an incident scene as a First Responder. They will make informed, healthy choices that positively affect the health, safety and well-being of themselves and others. The program begins the year with an initial exploration of Emergency Service classroom work (lecture, readings, and independent study projects) and transition into visits with local experts in the field. Students will participate in ‘ride alongs’ with local First Responders and fire departments.


Permission for off campus travel and a physical are required within 3 months of starting class (documentation must verify ability to lift 50 lbs.)



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

 - Dual Enrollment with Vermont Technical College (contingent on Accuplacer scores)

     * Fire Science 101

     * Emergency Medical Technician 101

 - CPR/AED Certification- American Heart Association

 - Healthcare Basic Life Support

 - Firefighting Level 1 Certification- VT Fire Service Training Council

 - Wildlands Firefighting Certification– VT Fire Service Training Council

 - Hazardous Materials Operations Certification– Vermont Fire Service Training Council

 - NIMS 100 Certification– Federal Emergency Management Agency

 - Emergency Medical Technician- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians


Vermont Proficiency Alignment

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.

For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.



 1. Modeling

5. Geometry



1. Physical Science

2. Physical Science

3. Life Sciences



 1. Reading

2. Writing (Creative)

3. Writing (Research)

4. Speaking & Listening (Discussion)

5. Speaking & Listening (Presentational)

6. Language



1. Career Exploration

2. Career Clusters

3. Career Readiness

4. Work Readiness

5. Reading

6. Writing

7. Speaking & Listening

8. Digital Citizenship

9. Creative Communicator



1. Communication

2. Self-Direction

3. Problem Solving

4. Citizenship

5. Integrative Thinking


See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...

- Textbook

- Recommended Reading Level

- Recommended Math Skills

- CVCC Safety Exam

and more!

Instructor Information

Instructor: Carl Matteson

Phone: (802) 476.6237 ext. 1320

Education that works.

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