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Firefighter / Transition Certification

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

This 120 hour course builds on the awareness level 36 hour Volunteer Firefighter course. The course uses extensive hands-on labs to help the student move from an awareness level only Firefighter to a NFPA 1001 Standard Firefighter.

  • CEVO - Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator certification with documented 8 hours ofhandson driving skills
  • Hazardous Materials Operations level certificate
  • Interior live fire training
  • Vehicle extrication training
  • Advanced PPE/SCBA training
  • Ventilation and tools
  • Rope use and care
  • Salvage and overhaul
  • Ground ladders
  • 16 Life Safety Initiatives
Learning Outcomes

This course transitions the basic 36 hour Volunteer Firefighter to a NFPA 1001 Level 1 Firefighter. The course prepares the Firefighter to operate inside burning structures, safely place and climb ground ladders, determine need and apply sound ventilation practices. Firefighter will gain skills in Incident Command and Basic First Aid.


36 hour Volunteer Firefighter certification, NIMS 100 & 700, valid driver's license.

Graduation Requirement

Must achieve 78% overall course average and successfully pass the Ohio Department of Public Safety exam with minimum 70% and pass all 10 Pro Board Accredited skill stations.

Course Title Credits
FFC 1020 Firefighter I Transition 5
  Total Credit Hours 5