Firefighting I & II

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

Course Description
This course consists of 301 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.

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 - download this flyer to learn more.  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.



Spring 2017 Class | Important Dates:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Saturdays, 8:00am - 5:30pm
1610 State Route 521 | Delaware, OH 43015

1/14/17 - First Day, Saturday    
5/6/17 -  Last Day    
5/11/17 - State Exam    
5/14/17 - Graduation

Upcoming Classes | Important Dates:
Fall 2017 - Class # 5292  Cost $2,500.00
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Saturdays, 8:00am - 5:30pm
1610 State Route 521 | Delaware, OH 43015

08/08/17 - Orientation and Work Keys 5pm-10pm
08/12/17 - First Day, Saturday
12/12/17 - Last Day
12/14/17 - State Exam
12/16/17 - Graduation

January 2018 - May 2018
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Saturdays, 8:00am - 5:30pm
1610 State Route 521 | Delaware, OH 43015
Cost TBA

If you have specific questions about the class or curriculum, our Program Coordinator will be happy to speak with you. Email Kevin Murphy  at