Fire I & II

Firefighting I and II

Course Description

The Firefighter I and II Training Program consists of 297 hours of classroom and hands-on training covering all aspects of firefighting including fire behavior, building construction, engine and ladder company operations, auto extrication, fire prevention and fire attack with live fire training. Also included in the training are separate certifications for CPR/AED, a 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Driving Course, and 24 hours of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations. This course meets and exceeds the requirements of NPFA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and upon completion of this course, individuals will be required to pass all practical skills testing and written exams with a 70% GPA in order to test for state certification. State of Ohio Firefighter II certification testing is conducted through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. This test is proctored and administered at our facility after the end date of the class.

The course utilizes the Jones and Bartlett: Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response, 4th edition book and the Navigate Advantage online learning platform. Fire gear including coat, pants, boots, helmet, hood, and gloves will be needed for the course. Fire gear must be NFPA 1971 compliant and within 10 years of manufacture date. Fire gear from a sponsoring agency or fire department is acceptable if it meets the above requirements, if you do not have a sponsoring agency gear must be rented from a third party. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) from a sponsoring agency may be used or it can be rented from DACC. Upon registration more information on how to rent fire gear and SCBA, required uniforms, other class prerequisites, and a discount for purchasing the book will be provided via email.

Upcoming Classes

Fall 2022:
Class FULL

Spring 2023:
February 4, 2023 - June 3, 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:45pm - 10:15pm, Saturdays 8:00am - 5:30pm
**Spring class information session onsite January 5, 2023 at 6pm.

Register Here

See detailed registration instructions below

If you have specific questions about the class or curriculum, one of our Coordinators will be happy to speak with you.

Kristen Hunt

Fire Coordinator

Tim Stainer

Public Safety Coordinator

Registration and Financial Questions

Utilize this webform to submit general questions about registration, payments, or financial aid.

Admission Requirements for the Firefighting I and II Program

Prior to enrollment in a fire training program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Provide a copy of a high school diploma or high school academic transcript or GED

  2. BCI/FBI background check.

  3. 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

  4. Facial hair must comply with OSHA regulations for a respirator (no beard).

  5. Have a valid driver's license.

  6. Complete the ACT WorkKeys tests: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. A score of three (3) or higher is required on each test. * Registration for WorkKeys testing secures your seat in the program.

  7. Individuals should be in good physical condition.



Tuition does NOT include:

  • Registration fee

  • BCI/FBI background check fee

  • WorkKeys testing fee

  • Required textbook and Advantage access code

  • Class uniforms

  • Fire gear and SCBA rental

An advanced payment of $625.00 (one-quarter of the full tuition) is required on or before the first date of class. Accepted registrations are on a first come, first serve basis. Seats are limited to the first 30 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.

Funding opportunities may be available. Please check our Financial Aid page for more information.

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

Registration Information

This class meets on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Attendance is required for all class days.

To register for classes or to view upcoming dates, please visit our Student Portal. You will need to create an account to register for a class and verify your email.

If you are a current student, you will use the same link to connect to your account. Please use the same email that you used to register for the class originally.  Once your account is set up, you will be able to view your student file, attendance, grades, and financial information.