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:

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

Courses 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

EMT-1330 Defensive Driving - EMT

​With a student passage rate of 99%, Tri-C's Fire Training Academy is one of the largest and most respected programs in Ohio. Students who complete the Firefighter I and II training program earn 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
  • State of Ohio Practical Skills Certification

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

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