“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives.” ~ Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNY
The CATS Firefighting Technology program is aligned to the Firefighting I, II and III curriculum presented by the North Carolina State’s Fire Marshall’s Office. Upon successful completion of these courses, students may qualify for their Firefighting I and II certifications.* This program partners with local fire departments for demonstration of equipment and skills.
Our facility is one of the most advanced Fire training facilities among high schools in the state of North Carolina. Each student is offered full turnout gear to train with throughout their semester. The students receive real-world training with their own dedicated fire truck, smoke building, escape wall and entanglement tunnel, vehicle extrication drills, ladder drills, fitness training, and more.
Students put their skills to use as the participate in fire drills for local schools, arriving in their truck, sweeping the buildings, and insuring the buildings are secure.