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Maturita Program: Fire Protection

About the Program: Fire Protection

A four-year Program, completed with Maturita -Leave Exam.

The Fire Protection Program prepares students for middle-level management and technical positions in the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic [HZS ČR in original], in the area of fire protection and rescue, and for positions in the state fire-protection supervision. Graduates can also find jobs in fire protection, crisis management, and emergency planning in fire protection of the population, both for legal entities and natural persons.

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Entry Exam:

Further Requirements:

  • Suitable physical abilities
  • Active in sports
  • Mental resilience.

Some Features of the Training:

  • Extended physical training:
    three hours a week + preparation for completing HZS physical tests (two hours a week), firefighting sport, TFA and other sport activities utilizing our school´s excellent facilities.
  • Obligatory sport courses during the schooling:
       1st year - swimming
       2nd year – self-defense and winter-training course (downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing)
       3rd year – summer-training course (cycling, ball games, canoeing, hiking)
       4th year – track-and-field (preparation for HZS tests)
  • Driving License type B, C:
    during the 3rd and 4th years (the students pay only for the final exam)
  • Professional training and practice:
    In the 1st and 2nd years – professional training one day per week (metal-material training and installations, electrical, vehicles, building constructions)
    In the 2nd year - two weeks of professional practice
    In the 3rd year - two weeks of professional practice with the HZS
    In the 4th year – year-round job preparation
  • Foreign languages:
    two mandatory foreign languages – English L. (1st through 4th years), German L. (3rd and 4th years) - included conversation in English with a native speaker
  • Schooling:
    both theoretical and practical training are done in close cooperation with the HZS ČR to acquire professional expertise according § 11 zák. 133/1985 Sb. – Fire Protection Technician

Areas of employment, in which our students can work:

  • HZS ČR
  • Police of the ČR
  • Medical Emergency Service
  • Mountain Rescue Service
  • Offices of Crises Management and Protection of the Population at Municipal and Local Administration ​
  • The Army of the ČR
  • Municipal Police

Obor Požární ochrana na naší škole doporučují:

mjr. Ing et Ing. Adam Vondra – velitel stanice HZS Semily


npor. Ing. Lenka Kratochvílová – operační důstojník KOPIS HZS Libereckého kraje


Kateřina Slavíková - starostka ČMS OSH Semily


Ing. Jiřina Brychcí - starostka OSH ČMS Jablonec nad Nisou

Jiřina Bryscí

Fotky a videa

Teaching Content / Courses:

Category and Name of Courses TaughtNumber of Teaching Contact Hours per Week
1st year2st year3st year4st yearTotal
General Education Courses 20 17 18 20 75
Czech Language and Literature   3 3 3 3 12
English Language     3 3 3 3 12
German Language     0 0 2 3 5
Civics     1 1 1 1 4
History       1 0 0 0 1
Mathematics     3 3 3 3 12
Physics       2 2 0 0 4
Chemistry       1 0 0 0 1
Biology and Ecology   1 0 0 0 1
Physical Training     3 3 3 3 12
Information and Communication Technology 2 2 2 2 8
Economy     0 0 1 2 3
Professional Courses     12 16 15 11 54
Management of Emergencies 0 1 2 2 5
Organization and Management of Fire Protection 0 0 2 0 2
Population Protection   0,5 0 0 0 0,5
Fundamentals of Healthcare   1 2 0 0 3
Crisis Management     0,5 0 0 0 0,5
Fire Protection and Prevention in Building Construction 1 2 2 2 7
Fire Protection and Prevention for Technology Systems 0 0 0 2 2
Fire Protection and Prevention for Electric Systems 0 1 0 0 1
Investigation of Causes of Fire 1 0 0 0 1
Special Chemistry     0 2 0 0 2
Technical Tools for Fire Protection 2 1 2 2 7
Technical Training     0 1 1 0 2
Technical Materials 2 0 0 0 2
Technical Documentation 1 1 0 0 2
Technologie opTechnology of Maintenance and Repairrav 0 2 0 0 2
Vehicle Driving 0 0 3 0 3
Practical Training 3 3 3 3 12
Total number of hours 32 33 33 31 129

Management of Emergencies

The goal of this course is to form habits in students necessary for appropriate decision-making during operations by firefighting units, determining the most appropriate type of action, technical means and fire-extinguishing substances. The content of the Management of Emergencies course is based on the basic principles of tactics of action for firefighting units, where protection of people, animals, and property become priority. During the course, responsible attitude form in students - to themselves, persons being rescued, and the unit as a whole. Due to the enhanced risk on the job, students are acquainted with the various types of danger that may occur at the scene. The course also explains the logic and dynamics of fire occurrence and spread, as well as provides knowledge of key management methods and tactical options of fighting fires. Emphasis is also placed on basic knowledge of the tactical capabilities of fire protection units and methods of fire tactical training.

Organization and Management of Fire Protection

The goal of this teaching theme is to provide students with professional knowledge, attitude, and skills for special service tasks in firefighting units, in the areas of fire prevention and protection of the population. The students acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of legal norms regulating activities under the responsibility of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic, as well as performance of standard tasks set by fire protection units and activities set out in internal regulations of the HZS ČR. They acquire knowledge about interventions in natural disasters, vehicle accidents, etc. They are guided to become physically fit and mental resilient.

Protection of the Population

The course in the Protection of the Population consists of 5 thematic units. In the first two, emphasis is put on the communication channels of warning, informing, and mobilizing the population. Other two units aim at familiarizing students with the legislative regulations in the area of protection of the population. The last unit aims at prevention educational activities of the HZS ČR members.

Fundamentals of Healthcare

VThe course in Fundamentals of Healthcare offers students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for providing effective first aid to the injured, whose life might be threatened, but also enables them to take care of less serious injuries. Students will acquire the theoretical knowledge necessary to understand the physiological conditions and pathological symptoms, practical principles of treatment, and familiarize them with first aid procedures. The acquired knowledge and skills will enable them to make the right decisions and apply the right procedures in providing first aid in a model and, later, in real-life situations.

Crisis Management

The course consists of two parts, which are designed to provide students with introductory information related to crisis management in the Czech Republic. Students will also acquire a good idea regarding the place of crisis management in the context of the security and defense policy of the European Union and become familiar with the legislation and systems for emergency planning in the Czech Republic.

Fire Prevention in Building Construction

This course helps to develop analytical thinking, ability to actively and solve independently problems, and teaches them how to solve practical tasks. The teaching material includes the fundamentals of construction drawing, selected theories related to the construction industry, materials, as well as practical calculation in the area of fire security of construction sites, and fire protection solutions. Successful completion of all the courses related to fire prevention and safety of buildings is the condition for obtaining professional competence according to par.11 of the Fire Protection Act. TADY

Fire Protection and Prevention for Technology Systems

This course is offered during the 3rd year of study and is part of the bloc of courses related to fire prevention. It is an extension of the special chemistry course offered in the 2nd year. The main goal of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive body of knowledge concerning the causes of industrial accidents, sources of ignition in the technological processes, and the protection against these threats.

Fire Protection and Prevention for Electric Systems

This course is offered during the 4th year of study. It prepares students to be proficient in using measurement tools and understand the issues of fire prevention during the work with electrical equipment.

Investigation of Causes of Fire

This course teaches students the methods of detecting the causes of fires and the methods of recording and evaluating the phenomena accompanying fires. It also includes statistical tools related to this subject matter. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the key responsibilities of the Fire and Rescue Service of the ČR in this area. They will also become familiar with the methods of investigating causes of fire, as well as with the basic knowledge needed for determining objectively the cause of fire, and with processing and applying statistical date for planning fire prevention measures. The aim of the course is also to acquaint students with the basic principles of Czech criminal law and the main tasks of authorities in criminal proceedings and in the fight against breaking the law. Precise determinations of the causes of fires and the conditions leading to their occurrence, including detailed analysis of these phenomena, are the basic prerequisites for fire prevention. Specific and objective data on the conditions and causes of fires are then used in planning fire prevention measures, in creating standards, engaging in scientific activities, and in the field of repressive fire protection. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part, the teaching is focused on the methodology of determining the causes of fires. Here, the students are acquainted with the basic tasks in determining the causes of fire at the scene of an emergency, with the method of searching the fire, and with the determining and verifying versions, and methods of investigation of the various causes of fire. In the second part, teaching focuses on fire statistics and its objectives, including practical use.

Special Chemistry

This course aims at acquainting students with the basic concepts and phenomena in the field of burning and provides them with a set of knowledge of chemicals, occurrences, and laws in the field of fire protection. The study focuses on the properties of fire-hazardous substances, their behavior in the event of fire and the possibility of reducing fire risks. The subject also includes extinguishing effects and properties of the most important extinguishing agents.

Technical Tools for Fire Protection

This course, in conjunction with the subject of technical training, provides students with a theoretical and practical basis for performing repressive activities in fire protection. Emphasis is placed primarily on mastering the activities of machine services related to the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment used in fire protection. The students are acquainted with the technical means commonly used not only in firefighting, but also in dealing with the consequences of traffic and industrial accidents, in natural disasters, rescuing people in critical situations and in a number of other activities. They will get an idea of the effective and safe use of options provided by the technical means used. They learn to assess various types of technology - i.e. not to overestimate them, but at the same time take care that this technique is optimally maintained and protected. The purpose of the course is to instill them with basic knowledge and habits in using the correct nomenclature of technical means, awareness of the characteristics and purpose of individual technical means and their operating parameters, as well as with the latter’s prescribed testing, treatment, service life, maintenance and repairs complying with occupational safety and safety during action. Students will also acquire knowledge in the field of use and conditions of correct use of material means of fire protection, technical means and mobile fire equipment. In practical activities, students use personal gear and fire protection equipment, as well as other specific means of fire protection, and keep them in good technical condition. They are guided to adhere to the principles of safe workplace, of preventing accidents; they also learn to put out fires with suitable extinguishing agents and to act in an environmentally friendly manner.

Technical Training

This course provides students with required practical skills of using technical tools in fire protection, with which they have become acquainted in the Technical Tools course. In this next course students acquire the basic skills necessary for the optimal use of technical means in all situations that may occur during the actual fire intervention. They will learn to work in organized groups and know the responsibilities that arise from the functional role of each individual in the fire brigade. They will also learn how to work with tactical-technical data of technical tools and devices discussed in the previous theoretical course. The goals of this course is to create and consolidate basic knowledge in using the most common technical tools and devices in practice and in ability to fulfill the duties of individual members of the unit in performing all kinds of tasks.

Technical Materials

This course provides students with the knowledge of engineering materials and their processing into semi-finished products and ways of transforming semi-finished products into final products. This is considered to be part of the broad professional basis of every technician with a high school education. The course offers the students an overview of materials used in mechanical engineering, especially their properties, testing and marking, as well as an overview of the characteristics of engineering materials and their use, and an overview of the most important metallurgical semi-finished products and technologies of their processing into engineering or machinery products. The acquired knowledge will enable students to determine the type of material according to its designation in the technical documentation, its appearance, physical and technological properties, and teaches them to respect these properties during processing of materials. They will also be able to assess the properties of materials that affect the human body, evaluate the results of simple workshop technological tests, search in workshop data, or find in other professional literature data needed for processing common engineering materials. They will be able to tentatively select starting semi-finished products for making simple machine parts and determine the sequence of technological operations for the processing of the semi-finished product into a finished product.

Technical Documentation

This course develops technical thinking in students and creates preconditions for a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum of other professional subjects and professional training. Students get acquainted with the methods of technical imaging, learn about simple machine parts and the technique of their imaging and description. They learn to read mechanical drawings and diagrams and express themselves graphically. They also become familiar with the drawing documentation of buildings and reading construction drawings - situational, floor plans, sections, HVAC drawings (installations as electrical, etc.). The course guides students to accurate and conscientious work and helps to create in them a spatial imagination. The aim of the course is to communicate in technical practice using graphic imaging tools and to understand drawings and diagrams.

Technology of Maintenance and Repair

In this course students acquire basic knowledge regarding construction, maintenance and repair of vehicles and machinery used by fire protection units. Such knowledge and skills are necessary for the graduates to become members of the Fire and Rescue Service. The content of the course is the planning, implementation and control of maintenance and repair processes in the field of mobile technology used by the Service, especially chassis of vehicles, engine parts, gearboxes, fuel, lubrication, cooling, pneumatic hydraulic and electronic parts of mobile equipment.

Vehicle Driving

The goal of this course is to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for obtaining a license for driving vehicles in categories B and C. In the introduction, students familiarize with the basic characteristics of motor vehicles, their technical parameters, and rules of operation and maintenance. The next part is devoted to the Road Traffic Act, including the obligations of drivers and other road users. The next part focuses on the impact of the technical condition of the vehicle on driving safety, the principles of safe operation and maintenance conditions of motor vehicles. Attention is also paid to the provision of first aid to victims in traffic accidents.

Practical Training

This course aims at providing students with professional knowledge and skills necessary for their work in the Fire and Rescue Service of the CR.

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