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Firefighter / Volunteer Departmental Certificate

Firefighter / Volunteer Departmental Certificate

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

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

This 36-hour course, classified as (Awareness level) firefighting, covers the basics of entry level firefighting for volunteers. The course consists of classroom and hands on practical experiences..

Learning Objectives

  • Fire department organization and safety
  • Basic ground ladder use
  • Basic hose evolutions
  • Basic tools and equipment
  • SCBA and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Basic fire control and ventilation techniques
  • Basic fire behavior
  • Portable fire extinguishers

Firefighter course objectives are available on the Ohio Department of Public Safety website.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

The student will gain the basic foundational knowledge to:

  • Assist fire departments with exterior operations.
  • Acquire through department continuing education, the complex techniques required for interior operations and direct fire attack.
Course Title Credits
FFC 1010 Volunteer Firefighter 1
  Total credit hours 1

Academic Preparation

Students must test out of preparatory reading via college placement exam or testing out of college preparatory reading and writing or pass with a C or better ENG 0850 for reading and ENG 0900 for writing as well as complete NIMS 100 and 700.

Academic Requirements

To successfully complete the Firefighter/Volunteer Department Certificate students must achieve 75% overall course average, successfully pass the Ohio Departmental of Public Safety exam with minimum 70%, and pass all Pro Board Accredited skill stations.

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Jeremy Linn Fire Training Coordinator