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Program Description

The Firefighter I and II certification program prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the exciting career of professional firefighting. Training includes topics related to the requirements established by the Ohio Revised Code for Career Firefighters and the training and educational requirements identified in NFPA 1001. More than 150 students participate in the program each year.

The Fire Training Academy offers the following scheduling options for the certification program:

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

​With a student passage rate of 99%, Cuyahoga Community College's Fire Training Academy is one of the largest and most respected programs in Ohio. Completion of Firefighter I and II training program earns students 13 credits toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire-Emergency Medical Services.

​Upon completion students receive:

  • ​Certification in Hazardous Materials/WMD - Awareness and Operation levels
  • The State of Ohio Practical Skills Certification
  • 13 college credits toward a Cuyahoga Community College 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

​Students take the Ohio Firefighter I and II certification exam upon completion of the curriculum. 

​Related Programs/Training

Learn more about the Fire Training Academy and how to apply to the certification program.