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Firefighter Level I

The Firefighter Level I course provides basic and intermediate instruction in the following areas:

  • fire
  • suppression
  • fire chemistry
  • fire behavior
  • rescues
  • firefighting tools
  • appliances
  • equipment
  • built-in fire suppression systems
  • firefighter safety, rescue and survival

This 152-hour course also includes a live fire evolution at class completion, a 16-hour emergency vehicle operation course and meets NFPA Standard 1451 and 1002.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must submit proof of completion of IS-100 and IS-700 National Incident Management System available from Federal Emergency Management.

CEVO (Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations) 16-hour Driver Certification (if needed): $60 (includes book and certification). Total driving time must be completed in home department before final certification.

Cost: $920 (without books)

Firefighter Level II

Clark State’s Firefighter Level II class builds on Level I training, with advanced instruction in:

  • fire suppression
  • fire chemistry and fire behavior
  • rescue
  • firefighting tools
  • appliances and equipment
  • built-in fire suppression systems
  • firefighter safety and survival
  • 12-hour Haz-Mat Operations level for the First Responder.

The 104-hour Firefighter Level II course includes an 8-hour CEVO (Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations) course that meets NFPA 1451 and 1002 standard.

Minimum Requirements
Firefighter Level I card. Candidates must submit proof of completion of IS-100 and IS-700 National Incident Management System available from Federal Emergency Management.

Cost: $808 (without books)

Firefighter Level I and II

The Firefighter Level I and II course is a complete program which meets NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications 2002, and includes the following:

  • fire suppression basics and advanced tactics
  • fire chemistry and fire behavior
  • rescue
  • extrication
  • ventilation tactics
  • appliances
  • built-in fire suppression systems
  • pump operations
  • firefighter safety and survival
  • hazardous materials awareness and operations competency training

This 240-hour course also includes several live fire evolutions, a 16-hour CEVO III (Emergency Vehicle Operation) course and meets NFPA Standard 1451 and 1002.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must submit proof of completion of IS-100 and IS-700 National Incident Management System available from Federal Emergency Management. COMPASS reading test required for non-college students.

Cost: $1,585 (includes books)

Volunteer Firefighter With Haz-Mat Awareness

This course provides both the 36-hour firefighter training along with a 6-hour Hazardous Material Awareness course. It meets the Division of Public Safety 36-hour firefighter requirements.

The firefighter training curriculum includes:

  • introduction safety
  • fire behavior
  • protective equipment
  • ladders and rescue

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must submit proof of completion of IS-100 and IS-700 National Incident Management System available from Federal Emergency Management.

Cost: $245

Firefighter Level I Transition

The 116-hour course will build upon the basic skills taught in the 36-hour Volunteer Firefighter course and completes the Level I requirements, including the final live burn evolution. This course meets the State of Ohio Division of Public Safety 116-hour Firefighter Recommended Hours Guide. CEVO (Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations) included.

Minimum Requirements
Valid 36-hour Volunteer. Candidates must submit proof of completion of IS-100 and IS-700 National Incident Management System available from Federal Emergency Management.

Cost: $803

Fire Safety Inspector PSS Certified

Students will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to conduct fire safety inspections. Students will be introduced to various codes needed to develop a working knowledge of the inspection process. This course meets the requirements for the Fire Safety Inspector as required in H.B. 590.

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration
  • Employed by a fire department in the State of Ohio
  • Employment verification form with chief's signature
  • Haz-Mat Awareness-level trained
  • Must be high school graduate or have GED
  • Proof of NIMS I-100
  • Proof of NIMS I-700
  • State of Ohio Certified Firefighter

Cost: $450

Contract Firefighter Training

Clark State now offers contract training to local fire departments. These 20-hour, on-site training contracts can be customized to meet the needs of your department and are led by certified State of Ohio Fire Service instructors. This training program meets the recent law requiring volunteer and paid firefighters to obtain 18 hours of continuing education to remain certified.

Trainings involve firefighting, rescue and hazmat training including practical hands-on evolutions. The instruction provides a lesson plan with each training sessions that includes a list of objectives covered and training session evaluations.

Cost:  $1,000/year

Fire departments are charged an annual fee through Clark State and in return receive 20 hours of certified continuing education hours. If additional hours are requested from the fire department, it would be charged at a rate of $45 per hour after the initial 20 hours.

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