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Firefighter I Short-Term Technical Certification

Firefighter I Short-Term Technical Certification

This program is available at the Bellefontaine and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

This course is available as a direct delivery outreach offering as requested.

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 Operations Level Certificate
  • Incident Command System
  • Basic First Aid and CPR Skills
  • CEVO - Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification with documented 8 hours of hands on driving skills

An in-depth list of the Firefighter I course objectives are available on the Ohio Department of PublicSafety website.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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.

Course Title Credits
FFC 1070 Firefighter I 7
  Total credit hours 7

Academic Preparation

Students must test out of preparatory reading via the college placement exam or pass with a C or better ENG 0850 for reading, ENG 0900 for writing, complete NIMS 100 and 700, and have a valid drivers license.

Academic Requirements

To successfully complete the Firefighter I Short-Term Technical Certificate students must achieve 78% overall course average, pass the State of Ohio Public Safety Level I test with at least 70%, and pass all Pro Board accredited skill stations.

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Jeremy Linn Fire Training Coordinator