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Firefighter I Certification

This program is offered at Clark State's Bellefontaine and Springfield locations.

This 156-hour program is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The program provides the foundation for Firefighters to operate on the fire ground and initiate fire attack inside a structure. The Level I completes the basic training required to enter the Firefighter Level II program required to be a career Firefighter.


  • Fire Department Organization and Safety
  • Life Safety Initiatives
  • Fire Behavior
  • Building Construction
  • Basic Rescue
  • Ventilation and Tools
  • Salvage and Overhaul
  • Ground Ladders
  • Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Incident Command System
  • Basic First Aid and CPR Skills
  • CEVO - Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification with documented 8 hours of hands on driving skills

Learning Outcomes
The graduate firefighter will gain the knowledge, skill, and confidence to initiate interior fire suppression operation, complete a building search and rescue, and master the use and operation of breathing apparatus. The graduate should also be able to properly ascertain the need for proper ventilation, using ground ladders, working on roof structures to complete building ventilation, using hand tools and power equipment to understand extrication from auto and structures. Graduates will also understand and apply building construction methods to predict fire movement inside a structure.

COMPASS reading score of 70, NIMS 100 & 700, valid drivers license.

Graduation Requirements
Overall course average of 78%, pass the State of Ohio Public Safety Level I test with 70% and pass all 10 Pro Board accredited skill stations.

Course Title Credits
FFC 1070 Firefighter I 7
  Total Credit Hours 7

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.