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This program is offered at Clark State's 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 at

Learning Outcomes

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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Test out of preparatory reading via college placement exam or complete college preparatory reading course (CPE 0100), NIMS 100 & 700.

Information about NIMS 100 is available at

Information about NIMS 700 is available at

Graduation Requirement

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.

Course Title Credits
FFC 1010 Volunteer Firefighter 1
  Total Credit Hours 1

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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