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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Pathway (2) Fire & Emergency Management Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.(2).1 Speak and write using communications equipment and platforms common to fire and emergency management services in order to communicate effectively and professionally while executing work duties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).2 Operate radio communications systems common to emergency and fire management services in order to effectively convey and receive urgent information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.L.(2).3 Describe how to use first-responder and other emergency response skills to manage an incident scene in order to conduct and manage on-scene accident activities until relieved by a superior officer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.(2).4 Demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date information technology applications to facilitate handling of fire and emergency management situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.L.(2).5 Model behaviors, strategies, and protocols that demonstrate an understanding of the objectives of, and a commitment to the mission of, fire and emergency management operations in order to carry out duties while responding to a range of incidents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.L.(2).6 Describe safety procedures and protocols associated with local, state, and federal regulations in order to effectively and safely conduct fire and emergency management duties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.L.(2).7 Develop an individual professional growth plan in order to improve team building and leadership skills required to function in guiding roles within the fire and emergency management field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.(2).8 Summarize laws, ordinances, regulations, and organizational rules that govern fire and emergency management operations in order to perform assigned duties within these established rules and protocols.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.L.(2).9 Compare and contrast relevant aspects of careers in fire and emergency management services in order to demonstrate an understanding of opportunities available in the field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.L.(2).10 Describe protocols for handling emergency situations that range from minor medical and fire emergencies to area-wide incidents in order to demonstrate understanding of key skills used to respond effectively in such instances.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).11 Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for operating, maintaining, and repairing equipment in order to ensure that equipment is functional and ready for use in fire, medical, and other emergency situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).12 Examine equipment and summarize the range of applications for its use in fire and emergency management incidents in order to demonstrate the ability to use the equipment when needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).13 Design an appropriate Incident Command System in order to ensure the effective management of logistical procedures at an incident scene.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).14 Demonstrate understanding of common codes and symbols used to identify materials as hazardous in order to properly handle potentially hazardous material in fire and emergency management environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).15 Analyze and summarize hazardous materials transportation modes in order to ensure the safe transport of substances from fire, medical, and other emergency scenes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).16 Develop public information plans involving both key community audiences and local fire and emergency management facilities in order to enhance public awareness of fire and other emergency prevention and safety measures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).17 Evaluate special operation rescue teams designed to address situations with unusual needs and explain when they would be called upon in order to demonstrate the ability to recognize emergency situations that warrant their use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).18 Examine and summarize the range of factors and issues involved in using Preparedness and Response Systems in order to demonstrate understanding of the systems available for managing large-scale disasters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(2).19 Examine and summarize the key functions and techniques of critical infrastructure protection in order to ensure protection of potential targets from terrorism and/or natural disasters.