Students in new Blue Valley fire science program could graduate ready to be firefighters, EMTs

Blue Valley Fire Science

Blue Valley School District has a new fire science program that gives students hands-on training as a firefighter with the Overland Park Fire Department, and aims to allow students to take a professional certification right out of high school. Above, students and instructors on a recent school day at the Overland Park Fire Training Center. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

Students in the Blue Valley School District now have the chance for some unique hands-on learning as part of the district’s new fire science program, which launched at the start of the current school year.

On a recent weekday afternoon at Overland Park Fire Training Center, 15 juniors and seniors from all five of the district’s high schools took part in a lesson about dealing with hazardous materials.