Firefighter / Volunteer Departmental Certificate
This program is available at the Bellefontaine and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
This program is also offered 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.
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.
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.
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Total credit hours
Prerequisites Students must test out of preparatory reading via college placement exam or complete college preparatory reading course (CPE 0100), 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.