Fire I & II

Firefighting I & II

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 Seventh 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 297 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.

Current Class

August 12, 2021 - December 11, 2021
Tues/Thur, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Sat, 8:00am - 5:30pm
(Registration is full for this course)

Upcoming Classes

February 12th, 2022 - June 11, 2022
Tues/Thur, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Sat, 8:00am - 5:30pm

August 11th, 2022 - December 8th, 2022
Tues/Thur, 5:45pm - 10:15pm
Sat, 8:00am - 5:30pm

(end dates are subject to change)

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 & II Program

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

  1. 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. Must provide medical release signed by a physician or provide evidence of a satisfactory physical exam performed within the past (1) year.

  6. Have a valid driver's license.

  7. Provide NFPA approved turnout gear. You are to bring gear to every class. The Program Coordinator will provide more information about obtaining turnout gear. 

  8. Complete the ACT WorkKeys tests: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. A score of three (3) or higher is required on each test. Appeals to this rule may be sent to the Director of Adult Operations.

  9. 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. 



Does not include registration, WorkKeys fee, books or Gear/SCBA. (Fire Gear is needed and can be rented from an outside agent. SCBA  may be rented from DACC or another agency. You may use your own fire gear as long as it meets NFPA Standards.)  

An advance 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 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.

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.

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.

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.