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Lights & Sirens High School Class
Starting with the 2006-2007 school year, the Rock Island Police and Fire Departments began a partnership with Rock Island High School to provide a semester-long public safety course titled “Lights and Sirens.”

During this elective course, students are exposed to different aspects of police work and fire fighting, focusing on the many different aspects involved in these careers. “Lights and Sirens” is a great way for students to get a glimpse into the field of public safety, learning from and interacting with Rock Island police officers and fire fighters and hopefully promoting an interest in the field of public safety from within the community we serve. Doing so benefits the community by developing its own citizens into future leaders of Rock Island.

Course Description

Law Enforcement

The first ten weeks of the course are dedicated to law enforcement and give students an overview of the many different aspects that make up policing. From learning about the history of policing to hands-on activities such as crime scene processing and radar enforcement, students learn about what police officers do on a day-to-day basis.

Fire Department
The second half of the semester focuses on the duties and daily activities of Rock Island firefighters and paramedics. Students learn about topics that range from the history of the Fire Department to CPR and arson investigation. Students also become familiar with the equipment used on ambulances and fire engines as well as individual equipment such as hand tools and SCBA.

Fire Department
1313 Fifth Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Ph: (309) 732-2800 (Non-Emergency)
Emergency: 9-1-1

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday