Firefighting I & II

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The January 2018 course is currently full. However, as schedules and commitments shift, spots may open up between now and January. Please fill out this short form to indicate whether you would like to be put on a wait list for the Firefighting I & II January course or if you would like to receive early notification of registration for the next available Firefighting I & II course.

297 Hours Of Fire Training
Includes 16 Hour Emergency Vehicle Driving Course, and 4 Hours of Life Safety Initiatives 

Course Description
This course consists of 297 hours of classroom and hands-on training from the IFSTA Sixth Edition book covering all aspects of firefighting including live fire training.  Throughout this course, you will learn about engine and ladder company operations, building construction, fire behavior, fire prevention, sprinkler systems, communications, fire attack, and much more. Included in the 301 hour course is a 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Driving Course and 4 hours of Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. 

This course meets and exceeds the NFPA 1001 Standards of fire training and leads to the highest level of fire certification in the State of Ohio including “Pro-Board Certification”.  The student will also obtain HAZ/MAT training and certification at the Awareness and Operations level.  Upon completion of this course, individuals will be required to pass all practical testing and successfully pass an on-line test for the State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety.  This test is proctored and administered at our facility.  This training is the minimum training to become a full-time firefighter.

Admission Requirements for the Firefighting I & II Program
Prior to enrollment in a fire training program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Are at least 18 years of age and are not attending high school, except that a fire service training program may admit a student who is 17 years old provided that the student is enrolled in the 12th or final grade in a secondary school program.
  2. Have not been convicted of, pled guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for any of the following:
  • Fraud or material deception in applying for, or obtaining, a certificate issued in accordance with OAC 4765-11-03 (A) (16) and 4765-11-03 (A) (17);
  • A felony;
  • A misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
  • A violation of any federal, state, county, or municipal narcotics law;
  • Any act committed in another state, that if committed in Ohio, would constitute a violation set forth in this paragraph
  1. Facial hair must comply with OSHA regulations for a respirator (no beard).
  2. Must provide medical release signed by a physician or provide evidence of a satisfactory physical exam performed within the past (1) year.
  3. Have a valid driver's license.
  4. Provide NFPA approved turnout gear. You are to bring gear to every class. The Program Coordinator will provide more information about obtaining turnout gear.
  5. Complete the ACT WorkKeys tests: Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. A score of three (3) or higher is required on each test. Appeals to this rule may be sent to the Adult Education Operations Director.

Individuals should be in good physical condition and obtain a current (within 12 months) physical from a physician.  The physician release form will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class. Individuals must be 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license.


  • Includes books and breathing apparatus
  • $625.00 minimum deposit to apply for this course

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Tuition includes books and SCBA. (Fire Gear is needed and can be rented from an outside agent.  You may use your own fire gear as long as it meets NFPA Standards.)

A deposit of $625.00 (one-quarter of the full tuition) is required before the registration will be accepted. The amount of your deposit will be deducted from your total balance due. Once the deposit is paid, you will receive your acceptance letter that contains additional class information. Deposits must be turned in no later than one week prior to the start of the course. Accepted registrations are on a first come, first serve basis. Seats are limited to the first 25 students.

This course does qualify for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill. For more information on the GI Bill, please contact us at 740-201-3222.

DACC is a chartered facility through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and is also an accredited program. Firefighting I & II students who successfully complete this course will have earned college credits which are also transferrable towards additional education.


Winter 2018 Class | Important Dates:
January 2018 - May 2018
Cost: $2,500
Sign up to be added to the January 2018 wait list or to receive early notification of registration for the next upcoming course.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Saturdays, 8:00am - 5:30pm
1610 State Route 521 | Delaware, OH 43015
01/17/18 OR 01/25/18 - Orientation and Work Keys Test 5:30pm
Please contact your Program Coordinator with the date you plan to take the WorkKeys test.
01/27/18 - First Day of Class

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