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About the program

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. 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.

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Course Descriptions

Explore the program

Watch the Fire & EMS Academy program video to explore the lab and see the many hands-on learning opportunities that the program provides our students

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Discover career opportunities

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

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Meet the instructor

Chief George Snyder is the Fire & EMS Academy program instructor. View the program syllabus for more information

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I chose the Fire & EMS Academy because I want to make a difference by helping people. I love the people in this program, and Chief Snyder is amazing. I love putting on our gear and practicing — it’s a lot of fun. After graduation, I want to become a smokejumper. Here we have the opportunity to focus on improving any mess-ups that we have during practice, and it will help me greatly when I enter the field.

Cameron Yager  

   Warren G. Harding High School

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College credits

Earn up to 48 college credits through academic courses and articulated credit at individual colleges through this program

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Industry credentials

Industry-recognized credentials and certifications are embedded into this program

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Student organizations

Participate in SkillsUSA — which aims to provide students ways to learn and achieve through competitions

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Program supervisor

Have questions or need more information about this program? Contact Mr. Phillips at 330-847-0503 x1058

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