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Explore the Fire & EMS Academy

Students in the Fire & EMS Academy experience the actual State of Ohio professional firefighter course while operating firefighting and life-saving rescue equipment. The NREMT-certified EMT-B course advances participants into the real-time response to accidents and medical emergencies using professional equipment, procedures, and protocol.

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Opening Doors

Engage, Experience, and Learn

In the Fire & EMS Academy, students learn to become the First Responder of today's emergency safety forces. Radio communications, frontline firefighting equipment operation, certification in hazardous materials (HAZMAT), National Incident Management (NIMS) and CPR/AED First Aid, plus emergency medical evaluation and treatment, fire inspection, and arson investigation are all part of this course of study.

They also participate in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization, that prepares students for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.

Discover Career Opportunities

Explore our career tree to learn about the wide variety of professional opportunities that students are prepared for upon program completion or with further education.

  • Entry Level: Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician-B, 911 Emergency Telecommuter

  • Technical Careers: Paramedic/Nurse, Crime Scene/Arson Investigator

  • Professional Careers: Fire Chief, State Fire Marshal

Firefighter & EMS Academy Career Tree

Earn College Credit and Industry Certifications

Students can earn certifications as: Professional Level I and II Firefighter (State of Ohio), Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (National Registry of EMT), as well as HAZMAT (Ohio) and NIMS (FEMA/U.S.).

We offer a variety of college credit options for students. View our statewide credit agreements.

  • Eastern Gateway Community College, up to 3 credits in Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • Kent State University, up to 6 credits towards Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Health & Safety Environmental Safety & Security Conc.

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute, up to 4 credits

  • The University of Akron, up to 12 hours in Public Service Technology

  • Youngstown State University, up to 3

Contact Us

George Snyder, Program Instructor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1304,

Dave Phillips, Program Supervisor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1058,

Resources: Syllabus | Open House Session Recording