Program Description

The Fire Fighter I & II training courses train individuals for entry-level positions in the exciting career of professional fire service.   Training includes topics related to the requirements established by the Ohio Revised Code for Career Fire Fighters and the training and educational requirements identified in NFPA 1001.  More than 200 cadets participate in this 260-hour course each year.

The Academy offers the following scheduling options:

  • ​7-week daytime academy
  • 10-week daytime academy
  • 17-week evening academy

​With a student pass rate of 99 percent, Tri-C's Fire Training Academy is one of the largest and most respected in Ohio and completion of an academy earns participants 13 credits towards a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Technology or a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire-Emergency Medical Services.

​Upon completion students receive

  • ​Certification in hazardous materials/WMD - Awareness and Operation levels
  • 13 college credits toward Tri-C's two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Technology or a tow year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire-Emergency Medical Services.  Courses completed during the training include: FIRE-1100 Principles of Emergency Services;FIRE-1200 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival ;FIRE-1500 Fire Behavior and Combustion; FIRE-2321 Fire Protection Systems; EMT-1310 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; EMT-1320 Heavy Rescue; and EMT-1330 Defensive Driving - EMT.
  • The practical skills training required for firefighter certification.

​At the conclusion of the training, all students take the State Firefighter 2 exam, which is administered on the last day of class.   The exam is required for State of Ohio certification as a Level 2 firefighter.

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