1. Program of Study: Firefighter

    • Resource ID: 19573
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Based on the House Bill 5 Foundation High School Program, the Firefighter program of study within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® provides helpful information, including the core courses and career-related electives in high school that will help prepare...
  2. Lesson Plan: Ventilation Tools and their Safe Operation

    • Resource ID: 13518
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will become familiar with ventilation tools. Students will have the opportunity to complete independent research projects and presentations.
  3. Lesson Plan: Emergency Operations with SCBA

    • Resource ID: 13482
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills while wearing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and procedures to follow in the event that the SCBA fails.
  4. Firefighter I

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Firefighter I introduces students to firefighter safety and development. Students will analyze Texas Commission on Fire Protection rules and regulations, proper incident reporting and records, proper use of personal protective equipment, and the principles of fire safety.
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  5. Firefighter II

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Firefighter II is the second course in a series for students studying firefighter safety and development. Students will understand Texas Commission on Fire Protection rules and regulations, proper incident reporting and records, proper use of personal protective equipment, and the principles of...
  6. Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private...
  7. Lesson Plan: NFPA 1500 and Firefighter Responsibility

    • Resource ID: 13502
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program specifies the minimum safety requirements for the fire departments that provide rescue, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, special...
  8. Lesson Plan: The Role of Emergency Medical Services

    • Resource ID: 13733
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson students will explore the roles of EMS and how these roles have changed over time. Students will conduct a mock crisis scenario, listen to a EMS Professional Guest Speaker, and research important moments in EMS History.
  9. Lesson Plan: Scientific Reasoning

    • Resource ID: 13554
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Scientific reasoning is a skill necessary to forensic science. Forensic scientists need to be able to use scientific reasoning in order to process a crime scene and the evidence found there.
  10. Lesson Plan: The Importance of Communications in Fire Management

    • Resource ID: 13468
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Fire department communications and their effectiveness are vital factors in the success or failure of fire service operations. Employees of a communications center need to have proper speech and radio etiquette, understand the importance of concise written communication, be well-versed in the...
  11. Lesson Plan: Extinguishing Properties of Water

    • Resource ID: 13512
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Understanding the extinguishing characteristics of water, and the efficiency in which it extinguishers fire, is important for understanding strategies in which it will be applied.  The primary way in which water extinguishes fire is by cooling (absorbing heat from the fire), but water can also be...
  12. Lesson Plan: Roles and Functions of the Correctional System

    • Resource ID: 13726
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the roles, functions, and importance of the correctional system on society. In addition, students will understand the differences between the types of correctional systems.
  13. Lesson Plan: Fire Protection Career Opportunities

    • Resource ID: 13735
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the career opportunities associated with Fire Protection, and research the job responsibilities in the public and private sectors, such as the military, state, and federal governments.
  14. Lesson Plan: Safety with Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

    • Resource ID: 13743
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lessons, students will explore safety and handling of hazardous materials. Students will research common health and safety concerns in an LPSCS workplace and develop solutions for these concerns.
  15. Lesson Plan: First Aid and CPR

    • Resource ID: 13745
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Many LPSCS professionals are first responders. In order to sustain life until medical personnel arrive on the scene, first responders must know emergency medical procedures in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to demonstrate first...
  16. Scope and Sequence: Firefighter I

    • Resource ID: 19452
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Firefighter I course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of...
  17. Scope and Sequence: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Resource ID: 19444
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching...
  18. Lesson Plan: Common Problems in Law Enforcement

    • Resource ID: 13716
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This lesson focuses on the most common problems that occur in law enforcement including electronic crimes, hate crimes, and human trafficking. 
  19. Lesson Plan: Math and Science in LPSCS

    • Resource ID: 13749
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss and apply mathematics and science applications in LPSCS. Additionally, students will research requirements for a career in LPSCS and describe how math and science apply to hiring and educational requirements.
  20. Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Levels and Functions of Criminal Courts

    • Resource ID: 13720
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will conduct research on the levels and functions of city, county, and state level courts.