Fire & EMS Academy curriculum has been modified to meet the standards and requirements of Ohio Fire and EMS agencies to ensure that the students are "job ready," and qualify for application and potential hiring.
The first semester will follow the Ohio Department of Public Safety's training for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students will prepare to take the National Registry written exam at the end of the semester. Students must maintain an 80% test average throughout the semester and obtain at least an 80% on the course final to be eligible to take the EMT exam. Clinical sites include time in the emergency room and with a local Fire based EMS service.
The second semester students will complete Firefighter I and II training. This training is conducted exclusively at the Tri-C Fire Academy, under the direction of state certified Fire Instructors. Completion of the program offers State of Ohio Fire II certification which is the certification required for application to any Ohio fire department. Students must maintain a 70% test average for completion of the program. The course completes with a controlled "Live Fire" burn at a location governed by the Tri-C Fire Academy.
Both semesters have attendance requirements as outlined by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety. Some classes may be held off-site at various fire departments or other locations. There will be some all-day Saturday classes required within the curriculum and will be scheduled with as much notice as possible.