Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley Career Center's
Fire and EMS Academy!
*The Public Safety industry employs a selection of men and women with the highest level of integrity and commitment to serving the public. The regulations within the structure of the academy mandate the highest level of maturity, professionalism, courtesy, respect, and discipline. All students will be required to demonstrate proper levels of adult characteristics consistent with these traits and must work on developing personal and professional growth.
*JUNIORS: Homeland Security, Fundamentals of Firefighting, Anatomy & Physiology, Intro to Medical, CPR, Physical Fitness
*SENIORS: State of Ohio EMT training (conducted at CVCC), Paramedic Prep Course, Firefighter physical agility certification.
Uniforms are required for all students in the Fire and EMS Academy. Fitting and sizing appointments
must be made with Shuttler's Uniform at 1850 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio 44134, 216-739-9600
. The uniform shirts are embroidered with a Public Safety emblem on the left chest, student first initial/last name on the right chest, an American flag (reverse facing) on the left sleeve, and a star of life on the right sleeve. Please order and purchase early to allow the time for the embroidery and delivery before the start of school. The complete uniform includes a uniform shirt, uniform pants, uniform belt, uniform shoes, or boots. Stonewall Uniforms has the shirt and pant item numbers that the students must purchase. Any black uniform belt will be fine, and it is up to the student whether a uniform shoe or boot is purchased. Boots are preferred based on the primary requirement of the industry. Undershirts and over-shirts are allowed as long as they are navy blue or black in color, and represent no outside sporting or another business logo. Feel free to email Mr. Dailey with any questions. [email protected]
*Juniors - There may be an opportunity to schedule a field trip to a local fire department for additional training or to the Tri-C Fire Training Academy to observe "live burn" activities during the completion of the fire academy class.
*Seniors will have a scheduled field trip with overnight accommodations to a large city for the purpose of visiting a fire department, touring a memorial, attending a convention, or visiting any other industry-based venue. This type of field trip is considered tentative and non-essential but can be very educational and fun for the students to network with other professionals in the industry. Example trips could be to Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, or Boston. The decision to schedule this type of trip will be considered at the start of the school year and would require the utilization of funds from student fundraisers, and must have school board approval.
*In addition to the classroom and online requirements, there will be field evolutions conducted frequently throughout every aspect of training. Most of the field simulations will be conducted on the outside property of CVCC, but there may be other simulations scheduled at a local fire department. These types of simulations are meant to provide the experience needed to understand proper patient care and equipment usage in and around less controlled environments. Many emergency scenes are in parking lots, roadways, wooded areas, and other locations that are exposed to environmental factors. Students must become familiar with how to provide care and rescue techniques under various conditions.