Prospective Students | Current Students | Donors & Friends | Workforce & Community Ed | About Us
Workforce & Community Ed


LOCATION: Belmont College Fire Science Building

DATES & TIMES: April 30 – May 14, 2018

Monday/Wednesdays – 6 pm – 10 pm

Saturdays 8am – 5:30 pm

TEST REVIEW: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at  6 pm

FIRE SKILLS TESTING: Saturday, May 19, 2018

FIRE CERTIFICATION TESTING:   To be announced – Belmont College

APPROXIMATE COURSE COSTS:   Tuition and Fees – $371.00, – Books – $139.00


CONTACT: Ailsa R. Vogelsang, BTAS, NREMT-P

OFFICE HOURS: M-Th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm and by appointment

OFFICE PHONE:740-699-3866




This course is a combination of specialized subject matter, classroom lecture, and hands on, practical material covering the basics of firefighting as defined by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Ohio revised Code.  Coursework covers 36 hours of training in fire department organization and safety, fire behavior, overhaul, personal protective equipment, rescue, ground ladders, ventilation and tools, water supply, hoses, appliances, and streams.  This course includes an orientation, review session and successful students are eligible for state certification testing.


Entrance Criteria:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old and must have a High School Diploma or GED to participate in the course.
  2. Complete and submit a College or Work Force Application
  3. Submit official High School Transcripts
  4. Entrance Criteria (College or HS GPA > 2.5)/Exam demonstrating cognitive proficiency
  5. Submits a copy of Driver’s License
  6. Attends Firefighter Orientation/Interest Meeting or meets with Program Coordinators
  7. Submits and signs all program waivers
  8. Must not have a beard, goatee, or facial hair which contacts the SCBA face piece.
  9. Must provide an official letter (Waiver 2) and signed objective sheet from an appointing fire department authority accepting responsibility for all actions taken or liability incurred. You must be covered under that department’s worker’s compensation.
  10. If non-appointed the student must provide proof of health and accident insurance prior to the first class.