Emergency Response Studies (ERS) Pathway
The Emergency Response Studies is one of two pathways offered by the Winter Park NJROTC Department. It is designed to enrich the curriculum provided by the United States Navy JROTC Program by providing professional experiences and certification pathways for our Cadets. Cadets will have the opportunity to utilize and practice their learned leadership skills by fulfilling one or more leadership billets (examples include but are not limited to team leader, platoon commander, battalion commander, Command Master Chief).
The ERS pathway provides nationally and locally recognized certification from multiple organizations, and provides experience that are directly related to the following career fields:
Federal, State, Local, and Territorial Government Emergency Management
Federal, State, Local, and Territorial l Law Enforcement
Federal, State, Local, and Territorial Fire Rescue
Rescue and Rescue Mission Planning Specialist
Park Service and Wildlife Management
Search and Rescue
Emergency Medical Services: Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic
Non-Governmental and Faith Based Organization Emergency Management
Private Sector Emergency Management
Additionally, ERS provides education, training, certifications, and experience that are highly valued by many colleges, employers, and volunteer organizations in Florida and nationwide.
ERS Course Descriptions
Naval Science 2-3
Naval Science 2 and Naval Science 3 make up the second and third year of the NJROTC course. During these two years, Cadets continue to learn leadership methods, career planning, budgeting, meteorology, and other selected naval science subjects. This course emphasizes team leadership, asset management, planning skills, and exposure to a variety of educational and career paths. Cadets will have the opportunity to utilize and practice their learned leadership skills by fulfilling one or more leadership billets (examples include but are not limited to team leader, platoon commander, battalion commander, Command Master Chief).
Search and Rescue Responder
The Naval Science SAR Responder Course is a combination course for Cadets in the 11th and 12th grade. Cadets will receive didactic lecture, guided discussions, and practical application training in the Fundamentals of Search and Rescue course and will be offered the opportunity to earn their Search and Rescue Certification through the National Association of Search and Rescue. During the second semester, Cadets will transition to Wilderness First Aid course. Cadets will also explore the integration between Unmanned Aerial Systems and Emergency Response, explore methods, techniques, and procedures related to emergency preparedness and response, and other related Cadet-led programs. During this course, Cadets will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in fields of unmanned aviation, Search and Rescue, Emergency Response/ Management, and more.
Naval Science 4
This course is focused solely on practical leadership. The intent of this course is to assist the seniors in understanding leadership and improving their practical leadership skills by placing them in positions of leadership, under supervision, throughout the unit, as platoon commanders. During this course Cadets are able to utilize all the coaching, mentoring, and leadership skills in a practical application environment.