Fire and Rescue 101

Course Description: Not Currently Offered

The fire/rescue program is comprised of 800 hours of didactic, lab, clinical and field instruction designed to prepare the successful completer to become an entry level firefighter/EMT. The successful completer will be eligible to test for certification(s) as a professional firefighter through the Ohio Department of Public Safety examination process as well as a Nationally Registered EMT through the National Registry of EMT’s examination process.

The fire/rescue program also includes the opportunity to receive specialty certification(s) in Accountability, Basic Water Rescue, Basic Rope Rescue, NIMS 100, 200, and 700, Auto Extrication, Rapid Intervention Team, Ice Rescue Operations, Hazmat Decon, Confined Space Awareness, Trench Rescue Awareness, Communicable Diseases, and Spanish for Providers.

The goal of the fire/rescue program is to prepare individuals for the skills needed to compete for and obtain a successful career as a firefighter/EMT or multiple other public safety jobs; to create a clear career pathway for the successful completer and enhance the ability to obtain immediate employment.

The expected program outcome for a successful completer of the fire/rescue program is to obtain multiple certifications in the public safety arena and have multiple career pathways to select from.

The job outlook for the public safety work force is expected to grow by 12% by the year 2016 creating 43,000 new jobs as volunteer organizations switch to career organizations. The mean average hourly wage is currently $21.22/hr. Our area in Marion County has continued to suffer from layoffs given the current economic forecast. Many people are seeking re-training in more stable job classifications.

The same economic conditions have affected the public safety budgets as employers seek to hire fully-trained individuals instead of partially-trained individuals that will need more training. Public Safety job requirements since 9/11 have increased, causing a need for entry level training to consist of more topic-specific areas.

Financial Aid available.

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**Already certified as a firefighter l/ll or an EMT? Want to continue your training? Ask about Advanced Placement Standing and still be eligible to apply for financial aid!