Fire & EMS Academy

Become a vital link in the chain of emergency response. Learn to treat and transport critically ill and injured patients, as well as respond to 911 calls of all types.

Do you have the skills necessary to manage an emergency? You’ll get them in Fire & EMS Academy. First, you’ll concentrate on a Public Safety Core which includes concepts related to a wide range of public safety professions, including search and rescue, fire fighting, environmental protection and emergency medicine. Then, you’ll concentrate on the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program and prepare to pass the National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam. You will then begin the training for Firefighter I & II Certification. This physically and academically rigorous training will culminate with a three-day live fire training.

Suggested Skills for Success: Cumulative GPA of 2.0.


Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:

  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
  • State of Ohio Level II Firefighter Certification
  • National Incident Management System 100 & 700
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider C.P.R./AED Certification
  • Emergency Management Institute Intro to Hazardous Materials 5.A

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Public Safety Core
    • Firefighting
    • Ethics
    • Safety
    • Emergency telecommunications
    • HAZMAT training – awareness level
    • Terrorist assessment training
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Health care systems and agencies
    • Medical terminology
    • Emergency medical technology
    • Preparation for Emergency Medical Technician -Basic (EMT-B) exam
    • Incident Command System/NIMS
  • Firefighting
    • Fire science
    • Ventilation
    • Rescue
    • Ladders
    • Hose streams
    • Emergency vehicle operator certification

What types of equipment are used:

  • Actual emergency response vehicles
  • Cardiac monitors, pulse oximetry, glucose meters, stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, splints, backboards, stretchers, hoses and connectors, pressurized water systems, fire detection/prevention equipment
  • Training simulators, such as CPR mannequins; defibrillators
Where do you want to go?

Firefighter, Paramedic, Homeland Security, 911 Dispatch, Police Officer, Safety Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Athletic Training, Private Security, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Management, Physician Assistant

Law & Public Safety Career Field


Year 1

Homeland Security Foundations of Firefighting & EMS
1.0 Anatomy/Physiology (required)

Year 2

State of Ohio Fire Academy EMT-B Training
Level 1 & 2 Ohio Fire Training



Ohio College Tech Prep

Career Technical Credit Transfer Program