Training Catalog

The Training Catalog reflects current courses offered by Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of State Fire Marshal. For each course, you may view a list of available training and request enrollment for any future events.
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Advanced Tactical Operations – Medical Specialist (ATOMS) TEMS Provider Tri-Med Tactical, LLC (TMT) takes great pride in producing the most scientifically, statistically, clinically, and tactically sound medicine available today that exceeds the National TEMS Initiative and Council curriculum.

TMT uses concepts from Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) in conjunction with over 200 years of professional experience between the staff, to make sure that the student gets the most realistic and up-to-date training available.

TMT’s new ATOMS course is over 60+ hours of intense didactic and scenario based training in austere environments. At the conclusion of the course, the student will have a firm understanding of their role in the tactical environment and how to mitigate the most dynamic situations that tactical units face today.

In order to be eligible to participate in this program, the student must be an EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, NP, PA, and/or MD. Additionally, the applicant must complete the verification form located in the documents section below.
The form must be submitted to Tri-Med Tactical.
Please see the DOCUMENTS section below and click on the document name for forms needed for this course.
Tri-Med Tactical, LLC (TMT) takes great pride in producing the most scientifically, statistically, clinically, and tactically sound medicine available today that exceeds the National TEMS Initiative and Council curriculum.

TMT uses concepts from Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) in conjunction with over 200 years of professional experience between the staff, to make sure that the student gets the most realistic and up-to-date training available.

TMT’s new ATOMS course is over 60+ hours of intense didactic and scenario based training in austere environments. At the conclusion of the course, the student will have a firm understanding of their role in the tactical environment and how to mitigate the most dynamic situations that tactical units face today.

In order to be eligible to participate in this program, the student must be an EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, NP, PA, and/or MD. Additionally, the applicant must complete the verification form located in the documents section below.
The form must be submitted to Tri-Med Tactical.
Please see the DOCUMENTS section below and click on the document name for forms needed for this course.
No Course Offerings Available
Courage to be Safe This is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters
Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home® Program, that is designed to change the
culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.
Building on the untold story of line-of-duty death survivors, it reveals how family
members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death. This presentation
provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes
and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes
the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and
ensure that “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day.
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and
protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so
that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially
dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences. This program is a
must for all who care, share, and have a feeling for the safety of all firefighters.
This is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters
Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home® Program, that is designed to change the
culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.
Building on the untold story of line-of-duty death survivors, it reveals how family
members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death. This presentation
provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes
and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes
the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and
ensure that “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day.
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and
protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so
that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially
dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences. This program is a
must for all who care, share, and have a feeling for the safety of all firefighters.
No Course Offerings Available
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Refresher - Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Refresher This refresher course fulfills the requirements for certification renewal and will give participants the most current skills and information needed to perform their duties efficiently. Students will learn not only from traditional classroom lecture but also from scenario-based instruction. The course meets the NREMT requirements for remedial training for students who have failed the cognitive exam three times. Requirements: Successful completion of this course requires demonstrating competency through written and practical testing.
This refresher course fulfills the requirements for certification renewal and will give participants the most current skills and information needed to perform their duties efficiently. Students will learn not only from traditional classroom lecture but also from scenario-based instruction. The course meets the NREMT requirements for remedial training for students who have failed the cognitive exam three times. Requirements: Successful completion of this course requires demonstrating competency through written and practical testing.
No Course Offerings Available
Emergency Medical Technician Refresher, Ohio 2012 EMS Curriculum This refresher course fulfills the requirements for certification renewal and will give participants the most current skills and information needed to perform their duties efficiently. Students will learn not only from traditional classroom lecture but also from scenario-based instruction. This course meets the requirements of the National Registry transition for NREMT-B to NREMT policy.  The course also meets the NREMT requirements for remedial training for students who have failed the cognitive exam three times.

Requirements:
Emergency Medical Technicians who successfully complete this course must demonstrate competency through written and practical testing over the knowledge and psychomotor skills.
This refresher course fulfills the requirements for certification renewal and will give participants the most current skills and information needed to perform their duties efficiently. Students will learn not only from traditional classroom lecture but also from scenario-based instruction. This course meets the requirements of the National Registry transition for NREMT-B to NREMT policy.  The course also meets the NREMT requirements for remedial training for students who have failed the cognitive exam three times.

Requirements:
Emergency Medical Technicians who successfully complete this course must demonstrate competency through written and practical testing over the knowledge and psychomotor skills.
No Course Offerings Available
Emergency Medical Technician, Ohio EMS 2012 Curriculum This intense course is designed to prepare students to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This is a five week program which includes classroom and offsite clinical instruction in EMT skills. Several online assignments are to be completed and submitted prior to the first day of on-campus classes. All participants must have the physical strength necessary to perform the functions of an EMT. Embedded in this course is a daily one-hour physical training program. This course runs Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm with some Saturday and evening sessions. Students will be required to complete field and hospital clinical time. Attendance is required for all physical training, classroom, and clinical sessions. Students will be eligible for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's (NREMT) certification testing upon successful completion of the EMT course.
This intense course is designed to prepare students to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This is a five week program which includes classroom and offsite clinical instruction in EMT skills. Several online assignments are to be completed and submitted prior to the first day of on-campus classes. All participants must have the physical strength necessary to perform the functions of an EMT. Embedded in this course is a daily one-hour physical training program. This course runs Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm with some Saturday and evening sessions. Students will be required to complete field and hospital clinical time. Attendance is required for all physical training, classroom, and clinical sessions. Students will be eligible for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's (NREMT) certification testing upon successful completion of the EMT course.
No Course Offerings Available
EMS Instructor Module This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as an EMS instructor. Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver instruction effectively from lesson plans. Students will practice teaching skills during in-class project presentations.
The course uses traditional interactive lectures, case studies, class discussions and student participation in presentations and projects. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete this course. To become certified, students must also pass the Division of EMS Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements.
Course prerequisites are established by the Division of EMS, in
O.A.C. 4765-18-03; and O.A.C. 4765-8-01-(A)(3) to (A)(7).
REQUIREMENTS: EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of
experience as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical
skills exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-05.
ASSISTANT EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding five years, have at least three years of experience as an
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical skills
exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-18.
This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as an EMS instructor. Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver instruction effectively from lesson plans. Students will practice teaching skills during in-class project presentations.
The course uses traditional interactive lectures, case studies, class discussions and student participation in presentations and projects. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete this course. To become certified, students must also pass the Division of EMS Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements.
Course prerequisites are established by the Division of EMS, in
O.A.C. 4765-18-03; and O.A.C. 4765-8-01-(A)(3) to (A)(7).
REQUIREMENTS: EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of
experience as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical
skills exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-05.
ASSISTANT EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding five years, have at least three years of experience as an
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical skills
exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-18.
No Course Offerings Available
EMS Instructor Practical Skills Exam This practical exam is required prior to entry in the EMS Instructor training course
according to section 4765-18-05 (A) (5) of the Ohio Administrative Code. This
is the psychomotor examination that is part of the entrance testing. Please bring
the following: 1. Driver’s License. 2. Current EMS Certification Card or ODPS
Certification Printout.
Students will be tested to the level which they are certified. Three are no Prerequisites
for this exam. Please note, no electronic devices are permitted in the testing area.
This practical exam is required prior to entry in the EMS Instructor training course
according to section 4765-18-05 (A) (5) of the Ohio Administrative Code. This
is the psychomotor examination that is part of the entrance testing. Please bring
the following: 1. Driver’s License. 2. Current EMS Certification Card or ODPS
Certification Printout.
Students will be tested to the level which they are certified. Three are no Prerequisites
for this exam. Please note, no electronic devices are permitted in the testing area.
No Course Offerings Available
Farm Rescue Awareness This is an essential course for any member of the emergency rescue service in or aiding rural areas. Rural emergency personnel should be prepared for a variety of agricultural emergencies such as tractor overturns, machinery entanglements, grain bin entrapments, exposure to toxic gases, injuries involving agricultural chemicals or pesticides and incidents concerning farm animals. This course will give participants the opportunity to apply these techniques in hands-on exercises. This course will review agricultural equipment injuries and emergencies; farm chemical exposures, fires and spills; and challenges that responders face when confronting farm emergencies.
This is an essential course for any member of the emergency rescue service in or aiding rural areas. Rural emergency personnel should be prepared for a variety of agricultural emergencies such as tractor overturns, machinery entanglements, grain bin entrapments, exposure to toxic gases, injuries involving agricultural chemicals or pesticides and incidents concerning farm animals. This course will give participants the opportunity to apply these techniques in hands-on exercises. This course will review agricultural equipment injuries and emergencies; farm chemical exposures, fires and spills; and challenges that responders face when confronting farm emergencies.
No Course Offerings Available
Fire & Life Safety Educator Level II, NFPA 1035, 2015 edition This Fire and Life Safety Educator class includes level II. During the class, participants will learn the skills and knowledge addressed in NFPA 1035, Public Fire and Life Safety Educator. Based on NFPA 1035, a Public Fire and Life Safety Educator II is a person who has demonstrated the skills and depth of knowledge necessary to develop presentations, analyze statistical information to select target groups, evaluate program status and write budget proposals.
This Fire and Life Safety Educator class includes level II. During the class, participants will learn the skills and knowledge addressed in NFPA 1035, Public Fire and Life Safety Educator. Based on NFPA 1035, a Public Fire and Life Safety Educator II is a person who has demonstrated the skills and depth of knowledge necessary to develop presentations, analyze statistical information to select target groups, evaluate program status and write budget proposals.
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Instructor I & II, NFPA 1021, 2014 edition This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as a fire instructor and complies with NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor I & II. The course provides the basic knowledge, skills
and abilities needed to deliver effective instruction from a lesson plan while maintaining associated records.
Students learn theories of modern adult education and practice and teaching skills with in-class presentations. The course curriculum includes lectures, case studies, and class discussion. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete the course. For certification, students must pass the Division of EMS
Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements. Students who successfully complete all course requirements are eligible for IFSAC certification.
** If using your certification exam as your entrance test, contact Ohio Division of EMS and request a letter of approval to do so.**
This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as a fire instructor and complies with NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor I & II. The course provides the basic knowledge, skills
and abilities needed to deliver effective instruction from a lesson plan while maintaining associated records.
Students learn theories of modern adult education and practice and teaching skills with in-class presentations. The course curriculum includes lectures, case studies, and class discussion. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete the course. For certification, students must pass the Division of EMS
Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements. Students who successfully complete all course requirements are eligible for IFSAC certification.
** If using your certification exam as your entrance test, contact Ohio Division of EMS and request a letter of approval to do so.**
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Instructor Knowledge Exam, NFPA 1001, 2013 edition This is the knowledge examination required prior to entry into a Fire Instructor training
course according to section 4765-21-02(A)(3) of the Ohio Administrative Code. This
is a computer based examination. You must bring your driver's license for proof of I.D.
Course Content 2.5 hour computer based examination. Those taking the examination will be tested on their knowledge at the Firefighter II level defined by NFPA Standard 1001. Ten days advance
notice is required from your request date. No electronic devices, cellular phones, pagers,
etc. are permitted in the testing center. Test begins at 1:00pm
This is the knowledge examination required prior to entry into a Fire Instructor training
course according to section 4765-21-02(A)(3) of the Ohio Administrative Code. This
is a computer based examination. You must bring your driver's license for proof of I.D.
Course Content 2.5 hour computer based examination. Those taking the examination will be tested on their knowledge at the Firefighter II level defined by NFPA Standard 1001. Ten days advance
notice is required from your request date. No electronic devices, cellular phones, pagers,
etc. are permitted in the testing center. Test begins at 1:00pm
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Instructor Module This module is designed for certified EMS providers, fire safety inspector instructors wanting to transition to be certified fire instructors or firefighters wanting to become assistant fire instructors.

The course meets all objectives set forth by the Division of EMS and includes an awareness module on the NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. The Division of EMS requires all fire safety inspector instructors to be certified as fire instructors or assistant instructors.
This module is designed for certified EMS providers, fire safety inspector instructors wanting to transition to be certified fire instructors or firefighters wanting to become assistant fire instructors.

The course meets all objectives set forth by the Division of EMS and includes an awareness module on the NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. The Division of EMS requires all fire safety inspector instructors to be certified as fire instructors or assistant instructors.
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Officer I - NFPA 1021, 2014 edition The Ohio Fire Academy offers the only nationally (NFA) and internationally (IFSAC) accredited Fire Officer I program in the State of Ohio. Students will learn essential techniques and skills in leadership including time management, delegation and prioritization in both routine and emergency situations. Students will have the opportunity to put skills to use in practice simulations and role play scenarios. This course is helpful in guiding the firefighter in the transition from peer to officer.

This course meets NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer I. Content includes, but is not limited to, leadership, supervisory and decision making practices, legal responsibilities, communication practices, report writing, workplace safety, quality assurance and pre-incident planning.

Course prerequisites: Firefighter II & Fire Instructor I (See prerequisite requirements).  Evaluations of student performance will be conducted throughout the course, including skills testing and a comprehensive course final covering all Fire Officer I objectives.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 4 Fire Officer I, Section 4.1* General:  For qualification at Fire Officer Level I, the candidate shall meet the requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 4.2 through 4.7 of this standard, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 2012 or 2019 edition. A.4.1 It is recognized that the job of Fire Officer may not be as physically demanding as that of a Fire Fighter. However, the physiological and emotional stress incurred by Fire Officers can still be significant. Therefore, it is recommended that physical fitness requirements for Fire Officer personnel be developed and validated by the AHJ. A.4.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligence, duty to act, standard of care, tort immunity, types of laws (statutes, regulations, etc.), role of OSHA, impact of NFPA standards on OSHA and standard of care, and sexual harassment.
The Ohio Fire Academy offers the only nationally (NFA) and internationally (IFSAC) accredited Fire Officer I program in the State of Ohio. Students will learn essential techniques and skills in leadership including time management, delegation and prioritization in both routine and emergency situations. Students will have the opportunity to put skills to use in practice simulations and role play scenarios. This course is helpful in guiding the firefighter in the transition from peer to officer.

This course meets NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer I. Content includes, but is not limited to, leadership, supervisory and decision making practices, legal responsibilities, communication practices, report writing, workplace safety, quality assurance and pre-incident planning.

Course prerequisites: Firefighter II & Fire Instructor I (See prerequisite requirements).  Evaluations of student performance will be conducted throughout the course, including skills testing and a comprehensive course final covering all Fire Officer I objectives.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 4 Fire Officer I, Section 4.1* General:  For qualification at Fire Officer Level I, the candidate shall meet the requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 4.2 through 4.7 of this standard, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 2012 or 2019 edition. A.4.1 It is recognized that the job of Fire Officer may not be as physically demanding as that of a Fire Fighter. However, the physiological and emotional stress incurred by Fire Officers can still be significant. Therefore, it is recommended that physical fitness requirements for Fire Officer personnel be developed and validated by the AHJ. A.4.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligence, duty to act, standard of care, tort immunity, types of laws (statutes, regulations, etc.), role of OSHA, impact of NFPA standards on OSHA and standard of care, and sexual harassment.
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Officer II - NFPA 1021, 2014 edition This is the only Fire Officer II program in Ohio which allows students to receive both National Fire Academy and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. This course is for fire officers in leadership roles for their departments and is designed to meet or exceed NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer II. It expands on management techniques learned in Fire Officer I and focuses on public education and community relations, budget preparation and requests, legal responsibilities, time management,handling conflicts in the fire service, dealing with various media agencies, crew resource management and emergency operations management.

This course is part of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model, which requires reading and studying new material prior to on-campus class time. For more information on the course style and
expectations, see Page 8 of the 2019 Course Catalog. Evaluations of student performance will
be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 5.1 General: For qualification at Level II, the Fire Officer I shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 5.2 through 5.7 of this standard. A.5.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligent hiring, negligent supervision, negligent retention; respondeat superior; understanding of tort claims acts, sovereign immunity, statutory immunity, special duty, public duty; and knowledge of OSHA standards and citations and strategies for compliance with OSHA documentation requirements.
This is the only Fire Officer II program in Ohio which allows students to receive both National Fire Academy and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. This course is for fire officers in leadership roles for their departments and is designed to meet or exceed NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer II. It expands on management techniques learned in Fire Officer I and focuses on public education and community relations, budget preparation and requests, legal responsibilities, time management,handling conflicts in the fire service, dealing with various media agencies, crew resource management and emergency operations management.

This course is part of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model, which requires reading and studying new material prior to on-campus class time. For more information on the course style and
expectations, see Page 8 of the 2019 Course Catalog. Evaluations of student performance will
be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 5.1 General: For qualification at Level II, the Fire Officer I shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 5.2 through 5.7 of this standard. A.5.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligent hiring, negligent supervision, negligent retention; respondeat superior; understanding of tort claims acts, sovereign immunity, statutory immunity, special duty, public duty; and knowledge of OSHA standards and citations and strategies for compliance with OSHA documentation requirements.
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Officer III/IV, NFPA 1021, 2014 edition This is the only Fire Officer III/IV program in Ohio which allows students to receive National Fire Academy and IFSAC certification. The course meets and exceeds NFPA 1021, Standards
of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer III/IV and covers the principles of management theory and its application to the fire service including topics on communications, professional development, community and intergovernmental relations, human resources, legal issues, strategic planning, public education, budget and financial issues and emergency management.
This course is part of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model, which requires reading and studying new material prior to on-campus class time. For more information on the course style and
expectations, see Page 8 of the 2019 Course Catalog. Evaluations of student performance will
be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Prospective students must have, or have had, primary responsibilities as a shift commander or above in their department to be eligible to apply for this course.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 6 Fire Officer III: 6.1 General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level III, the
Fire Officer II shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 6.2 through 6.8 of this standard. A.6.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of workers’ compensation, civil service system, role of courts (civil suits, criminal proceedings, appeals, review of administrative decisions); criminal liability for offenses such as manslaughter and negligent homicide; EEO laws and civil rights; open records and open meetings laws; and conflicts of interests and ethics.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 7 Fire Officer IV: 7.1* General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level IV, the
Fire Officer III shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 7.2 through 7.7 of this standard. A.7.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of Fair Labor Standards, collective bargaining, and employment discrimination, including the 80% rule, BFOQ,
limitations on physical abilities testing, and issues associated with age, gender, ADA, race, and religion.
This is the only Fire Officer III/IV program in Ohio which allows students to receive National Fire Academy and IFSAC certification. The course meets and exceeds NFPA 1021, Standards
of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer III/IV and covers the principles of management theory and its application to the fire service including topics on communications, professional development, community and intergovernmental relations, human resources, legal issues, strategic planning, public education, budget and financial issues and emergency management.
This course is part of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model, which requires reading and studying new material prior to on-campus class time. For more information on the course style and
expectations, see Page 8 of the 2019 Course Catalog. Evaluations of student performance will
be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Prospective students must have, or have had, primary responsibilities as a shift commander or above in their department to be eligible to apply for this course.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 6 Fire Officer III: 6.1 General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level III, the
Fire Officer II shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 6.2 through 6.8 of this standard. A.6.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of workers’ compensation, civil service system, role of courts (civil suits, criminal proceedings, appeals, review of administrative decisions); criminal liability for offenses such as manslaughter and negligent homicide; EEO laws and civil rights; open records and open meetings laws; and conflicts of interests and ethics.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 7 Fire Officer IV: 7.1* General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level IV, the
Fire Officer III shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 7.2 through 7.7 of this standard. A.7.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of Fair Labor Standards, collective bargaining, and employment discrimination, including the 80% rule, BFOQ,
limitations on physical abilities testing, and issues associated with age, gender, ADA, race, and religion.
No Course Offerings Available
Fire Safety for Youth - Fire Safety for Youth This course is divided into two components: fire safety education for children preschool through fifth grade - and for adolescents sixth grade through high school. The course helps students understand stages of youth learning development and identifies approaches for helping children gain valuable fire safety skills and knowledge. Students will work in groups to build age-appropriate strategies. Sources for model programs and safety education programs are discussed.
This course is divided into two components: fire safety education for children preschool through fifth grade - and for adolescents sixth grade through high school. The course helps students understand stages of youth learning development and identifies approaches for helping children gain valuable fire safety skills and knowledge. Students will work in groups to build age-appropriate strategies. Sources for model programs and safety education programs are discussed.
No Course Offerings Available
Firefighter Cancer Support Network COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The objective is to provide timely assistance to all fire service members and their families in the event of a cancer diagnosis.  The FCSN provides awareness to fire service members and their families about the importance of cancer prevention and screening by coordinating educational opportunities with various health programs.  The program is currently endorsed by the International Association of Fire Fighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

COURSE CONTENT:
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The objective is to provide timely assistance to all fire service members and their families in the event of a cancer diagnosis.  The FCSN provides awareness to fire service members and their families about the importance of cancer prevention and screening by coordinating educational opportunities with various health programs.  The program is currently endorsed by the International Association of Fire Fighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

COURSE CONTENT:
TBA
No Course Offerings Available
Firefighter I & II, NFPA 1001, 2019 edition This extensive 50-day firefighter training program is the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio to be recognized by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and ProBoard. This course exceeds the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)  requirements for firefighters and the training and education standards identified in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge necessary to successfully complete the Ohio Firefighter 1 & 2 examination. In addition to basic firefighter job skills, students will learn essential functions of the job including: professionalism, leadership, teamwork, honor, firefighter safety, emergency vehicle operation and apparatus pumping. The course runs weekdays from 06:00 to 17:00, with an occasional night lecture. Students must pass written and practical skill competency evaluations to successfully complete the course.

This fast-paced course is both mentally and physically demanding, requiring high levels of dedication and commitment from every student. Embedded in this course is a daily one-hour physical training program that requires students to run 1.5 miles on the first day. It is highly recommended that Firefighter Mile certification is obtained prior to class. Additional Firefighter Mile information may be found at https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/firefighter_mile_info.cfm.

Students are responsible for providing their own turnout gear and course textbooks. The Ohio Fire Academy does provide Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) rental for an additional fee. Information on obtaining these materials and equipment will be provided upon official acceptance into the course.

All students must provide documentation indicating they meet all requirements listed below:
Requirements:
This extensive 50-day firefighter training program is the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio to be recognized by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and ProBoard. This course exceeds the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)  requirements for firefighters and the training and education standards identified in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge necessary to successfully complete the Ohio Firefighter 1 & 2 examination. In addition to basic firefighter job skills, students will learn essential functions of the job including: professionalism, leadership, teamwork, honor, firefighter safety, emergency vehicle operation and apparatus pumping. The course runs weekdays from 06:00 to 17:00, with an occasional night lecture. Students must pass written and practical skill competency evaluations to successfully complete the course.

This fast-paced course is both mentally and physically demanding, requiring high levels of dedication and commitment from every student. Embedded in this course is a daily one-hour physical training program that requires students to run 1.5 miles on the first day. It is highly recommended that Firefighter Mile certification is obtained prior to class. Additional Firefighter Mile information may be found at https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/firefighter_mile_info.cfm.

Students are responsible for providing their own turnout gear and course textbooks. The Ohio Fire Academy does provide Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) rental for an additional fee. Information on obtaining these materials and equipment will be provided upon official acceptance into the course.

All students must provide documentation indicating they meet all requirements listed below:
Requirements:
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Firefighter Mile Exam The Firefighter Mile is an entry-level firefighter physical ability test designed to assess readiness for the physical demands of firefighting. In particular, the Firefighter Mile is designed to demonstrate that the candidate has sufficient stamina, strength, and agility to accomplish the critical job tasks. Research has shown that the most common cause of firefighter injury, and even death, is overexertion and stress. Ensuring the physical fitness of firefighters helps reduce their chance of injury and death, which in turn provides for the safety of victims and other firefighters alike.
The Firefighter Mile consists of ten events arranged in a specific order. Three of the ten events are walking events, interspersed between the other events. Each event must be performed in a technically correct fashion or a warning or disqualification will be issued.
To pass the test, candidates must properly complete all tasks in the correct order. There is not an overall time limit, though there is a time limit for each event. One point is awarded for completing each event within a specified time. Candidates must receive at least eight out of 10 points to pass. Candidates may pass an event but earn no points if they finish within a longer maximum time frame.
The Firefighter Mile is an entry-level firefighter physical ability test designed to assess readiness for the physical demands of firefighting. In particular, the Firefighter Mile is designed to demonstrate that the candidate has sufficient stamina, strength, and agility to accomplish the critical job tasks. Research has shown that the most common cause of firefighter injury, and even death, is overexertion and stress. Ensuring the physical fitness of firefighters helps reduce their chance of injury and death, which in turn provides for the safety of victims and other firefighters alike.
The Firefighter Mile consists of ten events arranged in a specific order. Three of the ten events are walking events, interspersed between the other events. Each event must be performed in a technically correct fashion or a warning or disqualification will be issued.
To pass the test, candidates must properly complete all tasks in the correct order. There is not an overall time limit, though there is a time limit for each event. One point is awarded for completing each event within a specified time. Candidates must receive at least eight out of 10 points to pass. Candidates may pass an event but earn no points if they finish within a longer maximum time frame.
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Hazard Recognition Officer, NFPA 1033, 2014 edition This course is designed to meet the requirements for Hazard Recognition Officer (HRO) as prescribed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031, Chapter 5 and Ohio
Administrative Code (OAC) 4765-20-03 Hazard Recognition Ofcer Certifcation — through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and NFPA 1031.
Students learn to conduct fre safety inspections from the Ohio Fire Academy, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Code Enforcement Bureau. Students will gain an understanding of the HRO’s role in code enforcement, general fre prevention practices, and fre safety requirements related to hazardous materials, electrical systems, and fre protection systems. Students must attend all classes and pass all written and practical exams to successfully complete the course. Successful students will be eligible for IFSAC and Ohio certification.
REQUIREMENTS: Documentation of competency of NFPA 472, 2013 edition; Chapter 4 HazMat Awareness requirements, or the equivalent. For Ohio Certifcation, students must also
submit: Documentation of completion of National Incident
Management System 100 and 700; Employment Verifcation Letter and Statement of Qualifcations forms; Ohio Department of Public Safety Firefghter Certifcation.
This course is designed to meet the requirements for Hazard Recognition Officer (HRO) as prescribed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031, Chapter 5 and Ohio
Administrative Code (OAC) 4765-20-03 Hazard Recognition Ofcer Certifcation — through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and NFPA 1031.
Students learn to conduct fre safety inspections from the Ohio Fire Academy, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Code Enforcement Bureau. Students will gain an understanding of the HRO’s role in code enforcement, general fre prevention practices, and fre safety requirements related to hazardous materials, electrical systems, and fre protection systems. Students must attend all classes and pass all written and practical exams to successfully complete the course. Successful students will be eligible for IFSAC and Ohio certification.
REQUIREMENTS: Documentation of competency of NFPA 472, 2013 edition; Chapter 4 HazMat Awareness requirements, or the equivalent. For Ohio Certifcation, students must also
submit: Documentation of completion of National Incident
Management System 100 and 700; Employment Verifcation Letter and Statement of Qualifcations forms; Ohio Department of Public Safety Firefghter Certifcation.
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Health and Safety Officer, NFPA 1521, 2015 edition This course delivers a comprehensive management approach to occupational safety and health issues. Designed for aspiring or practicing safety officers, fire and EMS department managers, and other fire and emergency medical personnel.
The course covers the rationale for increasing the emphasis on health and safety. This course covers the most current NFPA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards, incorporates the 16 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives, and complies with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education course outcomes.
The course also covers new information on risk management, fire ground rules of air management, highway scene safety and pandemic considerations.
Upon completion, students are prepared for certification testing by the National Board of Fire Service Professional qualifications as a fire department health and safety officer through the Fire
Department Safety Officers Association.
PREREQUISITE: Incident Safety Officer course. You will also be required to complete online assignments prior to the on campus course start date.
This course delivers a comprehensive management approach to occupational safety and health issues. Designed for aspiring or practicing safety officers, fire and EMS department managers, and other fire and emergency medical personnel.
The course covers the rationale for increasing the emphasis on health and safety. This course covers the most current NFPA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards, incorporates the 16 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives, and complies with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education course outcomes.
The course also covers new information on risk management, fire ground rules of air management, highway scene safety and pandemic considerations.
Upon completion, students are prepared for certification testing by the National Board of Fire Service Professional qualifications as a fire department health and safety officer through the Fire
Department Safety Officers Association.
PREREQUISITE: Incident Safety Officer course. You will also be required to complete online assignments prior to the on campus course start date.
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Hybrid Training - Fire Behavior Lab (FBL) 1 Burn over 1 Day- This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
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Hybrid Training - Fire Behavior Lab (FBL) 2 Burns over 1 Day This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
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Hybrid Training - Fire Behavior Lab (FBL) 4 Burns over 2 Days This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
No Course Offerings Available
Hybrid Training - Fire Behavior Lab (FBL) 6 Burns over 2 Days This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
No Course Offerings Available
Hybrid Training - Fire Behavior Lab (FBL) 6 Burns over 3 Days This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
No Course Offerings Available
Hybrid Training - Fire Behavior Lab (FBL) 9 Burns over 3 Days This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
This course is a must for all firefighters, both new and seasoned veterans. Te OFA brings live fire into the classroom and demonstrate the destructive force and power fire has utilizing the OFA’s mobile Flashover trailer. A lack of understanding fire behavior can lead to inaccurate predictions, the destruction of property and the loss of life. All students must possess a current certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under O.R.C. § 4765.55.
No Course Offerings Available
Hybrid Training - Structural Fire Attack Lab (Fire Blast) 1 Session over 1 day The Mobile Structural Fire Attack Lab (Fire Blast), in partnership with the Findlay Fire Department, is available as part of our Close to Home - Regional Delivery package. The MSFAL features three live fire training props as well as a roof ventilation simulator.

The unit supports a number of training scenario possibilities including, but not limited to: structural fire attack, transitional fire attack, vent-enter-search, basement fires, industrial fires, rescue, and ventilation from ground ladders and aerial devices. Whether your department is large, small, or in-between, this unit will meet training demands, and all training can be customized to meet your department's needs.
The Mobile Structural Fire Attack Lab (Fire Blast), in partnership with the Findlay Fire Department, is available as part of our Close to Home - Regional Delivery package. The MSFAL features three live fire training props as well as a roof ventilation simulator.

The unit supports a number of training scenario possibilities including, but not limited to: structural fire attack, transitional fire attack, vent-enter-search, basement fires, industrial fires, rescue, and ventilation from ground ladders and aerial devices. Whether your department is large, small, or in-between, this unit will meet training demands, and all training can be customized to meet your department's needs.
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Incident Safety Officer, NFPA 1521, 2015 edition The Academy's Incident Safety Officer course prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition.

The best way to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths at incidents is the appointment of a well-prepared proactive Incident Safety Officer (ISO). This course is a 5 day course that introduces aspiring safety Officers to meet and exceed the specific job functions outline in the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, as well as to aggressively pursue the operation of a highly efficient safety program. Using David Dodson's third edition, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer Manual, this course incorporates topics specifically focused on further developing and improving existing safety programs. Fundamental coverage of job functions for successful handling of incidents involving hazardous materials, technical rescue, wildland fire, and other disasters is accompanied by explanations of the critical skills required to be a proficient Safety Officer, including the processes of reading smoke, anticipating risk, predicting building collapse, and improving firefighter rehabilitation.
The Academy's Incident Safety Officer course prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition.

The best way to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths at incidents is the appointment of a well-prepared proactive Incident Safety Officer (ISO). This course is a 5 day course that introduces aspiring safety Officers to meet and exceed the specific job functions outline in the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, as well as to aggressively pursue the operation of a highly efficient safety program. Using David Dodson's third edition, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer Manual, this course incorporates topics specifically focused on further developing and improving existing safety programs. Fundamental coverage of job functions for successful handling of incidents involving hazardous materials, technical rescue, wildland fire, and other disasters is accompanied by explanations of the critical skills required to be a proficient Safety Officer, including the processes of reading smoke, anticipating risk, predicting building collapse, and improving firefighter rehabilitation.
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Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (0646) This two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

Selection criteria
The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.
Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.
Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.
Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.
This two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

Selection criteria
The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.
Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.
Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.
Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.
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Leadership So Everyone Goes Home A course of the Everyone Goes Home® Program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
designed to assist in the reduction of LODDs utilizing a series of case studies. Each study will
include what happened, why it happened, what could have avoided it, were safety measures
available and used, and how can we prevent this in the future. The benefit of this program is the
review of cultural change or adaptive challenge, rather than just enacting a technical fix, which
in most cases does not work. A great program for senior fire officers and administrative officers.
This is learning from actual incidents!

Leadership So Everyone Goes Home is a four-hour program designed to assist the chief level officer to define the tools to identify:
1. Issues that could lead to a line of duty death or serious injury.
2. How the death/injury occurred.
3. How it could have been prevented.
4. What steps should a fire department take to reduce the possibility of experiencing this action and outcome?

Reviewing the adaptive challenges facing emergency services today to create a safer
environment. All learning utilizes real-world incidents to learn and adapt our actions so
everyone does go home!

This program is specifically designed for the more senior level fire officers who have had
opportunities to be command officers at a wide variety of emergency incidents, including fires
and hazardous materials responses. Utilizing case studies the learning objectives become more
real to life and the possibility of changing the organizational culture to reduce the possibility of
deaths and injuries in the future.
A course of the Everyone Goes Home® Program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
designed to assist in the reduction of LODDs utilizing a series of case studies. Each study will
include what happened, why it happened, what could have avoided it, were safety measures
available and used, and how can we prevent this in the future. The benefit of this program is the
review of cultural change or adaptive challenge, rather than just enacting a technical fix, which
in most cases does not work. A great program for senior fire officers and administrative officers.
This is learning from actual incidents!

Leadership So Everyone Goes Home is a four-hour program designed to assist the chief level officer to define the tools to identify:
1. Issues that could lead to a line of duty death or serious injury.
2. How the death/injury occurred.
3. How it could have been prevented.
4. What steps should a fire department take to reduce the possibility of experiencing this action and outcome?

Reviewing the adaptive challenges facing emergency services today to create a safer
environment. All learning utilizes real-world incidents to learn and adapt our actions so
everyone does go home!

This program is specifically designed for the more senior level fire officers who have had
opportunities to be command officers at a wide variety of emergency incidents, including fires
and hazardous materials responses. Utilizing case studies the learning objectives become more
real to life and the possibility of changing the organizational culture to reduce the possibility of
deaths and injuries in the future.
No Course Offerings Available
Leadership, Accountability, Culture & Knowledge Is your department on the path to a LODD? This compelling presentation by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation examines the root causes of LODDs and the role of Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge as it influences the end result. Many fire departments across the United States “LACK the Right Stuff” to prevent them from being on a path to a line of duty death, with Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge being the elements that need to be addressed and managed in those environments. Through education and training, those departments can improve their survivability by understanding the root causes of firefighter fatalities and tackling these four elements with special emphasis on understanding fire service culture.
Is your department on the path to a LODD? This compelling presentation by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation examines the root causes of LODDs and the role of Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge as it influences the end result. Many fire departments across the United States “LACK the Right Stuff” to prevent them from being on a path to a line of duty death, with Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge being the elements that need to be addressed and managed in those environments. Through education and training, those departments can improve their survivability by understanding the root causes of firefighter fatalities and tackling these four elements with special emphasis on understanding fire service culture.
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Modern & Hybrid Vehicle Technology This course offers a basic review of the construction of various hybrid vehicles and new
vehicle construction practices designed to keep the vehicle occupants safe. This course
is designed so that members of the emergency services community are prepared to
respond to incidents involving many types of modern vehicle designs while keeping
themselves safe.
Training includes descriptions and graphics of the latest new vehicle construction
technology, metals and metal combinations, hybrid designs, and updated extrication
techniques.
Upon successful completion, firefighters will be equipped with the latest techniques to
speed up the extrication of victims of serious accidents involving the safest, five-star
crash-rated vehicles and alternative power sources.
This course offers a basic review of the construction of various hybrid vehicles and new
vehicle construction practices designed to keep the vehicle occupants safe. This course
is designed so that members of the emergency services community are prepared to
respond to incidents involving many types of modern vehicle designs while keeping
themselves safe.
Training includes descriptions and graphics of the latest new vehicle construction
technology, metals and metal combinations, hybrid designs, and updated extrication
techniques.
Upon successful completion, firefighters will be equipped with the latest techniques to
speed up the extrication of victims of serious accidents involving the safest, five-star
crash-rated vehicles and alternative power sources.
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Ohio Fire Incident Reporting System The OFIRS course gives students a practical look at how to easily navigate National Fire Incident Reporting system (NFIRS) codes.  The student will learn when each field should and should not be filled out and how to find the information to put in the box.  Real world scenarios will be used to allow the student to use the knowledge gained to code incidents quickly and efficiently.  Many myths about fire reporting will be addressed and confusing fields like Mutual Aid, Exposures and Incident Types will be addressed and clarified.

This class will clarify how to code incidents which in turn will allow your department to leverage your data well and see what your Real Fire Problem is.  This will allow you to promote a CRR program and promote to your community good risk reduction.  This helps when trying to acquire grants and additional funding.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) developed the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). This system is based primarily on the work of the Nation fire Information Council (NFIC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire Reporting. The NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Reporting is responsible for developing and maintaining NFPA 901, Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection Data. This standard establishes basic definitions and terminology for use in incident reporting and serves as a means of classifying data so that the information can be aggregated.
The OFIRS course gives students a practical look at how to easily navigate National Fire Incident Reporting system (NFIRS) codes.  The student will learn when each field should and should not be filled out and how to find the information to put in the box.  Real world scenarios will be used to allow the student to use the knowledge gained to code incidents quickly and efficiently.  Many myths about fire reporting will be addressed and confusing fields like Mutual Aid, Exposures and Incident Types will be addressed and clarified.

This class will clarify how to code incidents which in turn will allow your department to leverage your data well and see what your Real Fire Problem is.  This will allow you to promote a CRR program and promote to your community good risk reduction.  This helps when trying to acquire grants and additional funding.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) developed the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). This system is based primarily on the work of the Nation fire Information Council (NFIC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire Reporting. The NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Reporting is responsible for developing and maintaining NFPA 901, Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection Data. This standard establishes basic definitions and terminology for use in incident reporting and serves as a means of classifying data so that the information can be aggregated.
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Paramedic Refresher, Ohio 2012 EMS Curriculum This course reviews essential components of Ohio-approved curriculum and provides
exposure to scientific advances in emergency medical care concepts. The Paramedic Refresher
Course consists of 48 classroom hours and will include cognitive and psychomotor testing.
The course is divided into the following subject areas: Airway Management and
Ventilation, Medicine: Cardiology and Medical Emergencies, Trauma issues, Special
Populations: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics, and EMS Operations.
This course meets the requirements of the National Registry transition for NREMT-P to
NR-PARAMEDIC policy.
This course reviews essential components of Ohio-approved curriculum and provides
exposure to scientific advances in emergency medical care concepts. The Paramedic Refresher
Course consists of 48 classroom hours and will include cognitive and psychomotor testing.
The course is divided into the following subject areas: Airway Management and
Ventilation, Medicine: Cardiology and Medical Emergencies, Trauma issues, Special
Populations: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics, and EMS Operations.
This course meets the requirements of the National Registry transition for NREMT-P to
NR-PARAMEDIC policy.
No Course Offerings Available
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) American Safety & Health Institute’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) program was created to provide healthcare professionals with training in the recognition and treatment of conditions that may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest in an infant or child. Topics covered include: Pediatric assessment, Respiratory Emergencies, Cardiovascular Emergencies, shock, rhythm disturbances, Trauma and Burns, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Airway Management, Rhythm Recognition and Electrical Therapy, Vascular Access and Medication Administration. Case scenarios will be used.
American Safety & Health Institute’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) program was created to provide healthcare professionals with training in the recognition and treatment of conditions that may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest in an infant or child. Topics covered include: Pediatric assessment, Respiratory Emergencies, Cardiovascular Emergencies, shock, rhythm disturbances, Trauma and Burns, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Airway Management, Rhythm Recognition and Electrical Therapy, Vascular Access and Medication Administration. Case scenarios will be used.
No Course Offerings Available
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Refresher The refresher course is an 8-hour review of the American Safety & Health Institute’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. Students must have a current PALS certification or their certification must not be expired by more than 60 days. Students must successfully complete all skill stations and pass the written exam.
The refresher course is an 8-hour review of the American Safety & Health Institute’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. Students must have a current PALS certification or their certification must not be expired by more than 60 days. Students must successfully complete all skill stations and pass the written exam.
No Course Offerings Available
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) The Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) program emphasizes a quick assessment
of patients with traumatic injuries to improve survival. Topics covered include the
principles of trauma care, scene and patient assessment, airway management, circulation,
hemorrhage control and detection/treatment of shock.
The Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) program emphasizes a quick assessment
of patients with traumatic injuries to improve survival. Topics covered include the
principles of trauma care, scene and patient assessment, airway management, circulation,
hemorrhage control and detection/treatment of shock.
No Course Offerings Available
Pump Operations: Basic Fundamentals This 6-hour course was developed by the Ohio Fire Academy and designed to provide the new pump operator or individuals who maintain pumps with an overview of the operation of the pump.
This 6-hour course was developed by the Ohio Fire Academy and designed to provide the new pump operator or individuals who maintain pumps with an overview of the operation of the pump.
No Course Offerings Available
Pump Operations: Theory & Hydraulics This classroom session takes the theory of pump operation and creates a practical application for firefighters to calculate simple formulas for proper fire apparatus pump pressures. Once completed, students will be capable of generating safe and effective fire streams for single pumper operations, as well as more complicated multi-unit, supply, relay and fire attack operations. This program is designed to give the basic pump operator information to determine the required fire flows and how to operate the pump to generate the required flow. This course will demonstrate the principles to operate fire apparatus and pumps. It includes pump construction, power development and transmission, trouble shooting and producing effective fire streams. Students should have an understanding of basic mathematics and how to operate a pump prior to taking this class. The course curriculum covers the relationship between flow and pressure and mathematical hydraulic formulas. This course will study pertinent properties of water, distribution of pressures in dynamic and static systems, friction loss in hoses and pipes, and factors which influence it. Approximation methods for quick calculations are given, as well as the most technical computations.
This classroom session takes the theory of pump operation and creates a practical application for firefighters to calculate simple formulas for proper fire apparatus pump pressures. Once completed, students will be capable of generating safe and effective fire streams for single pumper operations, as well as more complicated multi-unit, supply, relay and fire attack operations. This program is designed to give the basic pump operator information to determine the required fire flows and how to operate the pump to generate the required flow. This course will demonstrate the principles to operate fire apparatus and pumps. It includes pump construction, power development and transmission, trouble shooting and producing effective fire streams. Students should have an understanding of basic mathematics and how to operate a pump prior to taking this class. The course curriculum covers the relationship between flow and pressure and mathematical hydraulic formulas. This course will study pertinent properties of water, distribution of pressures in dynamic and static systems, friction loss in hoses and pipes, and factors which influence it. Approximation methods for quick calculations are given, as well as the most technical computations.
No Course Offerings Available
Regional Fire Service Occupational Cancer Seminar Regional Cancer Seminars will be offered by the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE) in partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN). Based upon the 2017 FSOCA Cancer Symposium, these one-day events will provide stakeholders with an update on the current state of fire service occupational cancer and research, prevention trainings, best practices, information related to benefits and cancer presumptive legislation, and awareness of resources available to both departments and individual firefighters.
Regional Cancer Seminars will be offered by the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE) in partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN). Based upon the 2017 FSOCA Cancer Symposium, these one-day events will provide stakeholders with an update on the current state of fire service occupational cancer and research, prevention trainings, best practices, information related to benefits and cancer presumptive legislation, and awareness of resources available to both departments and individual firefighters.
EventLocationDates
0002 Ohio Fire Academy - Main Campus 08/02/2021 - 08/02/2021
Structural Fire Attack Lab (Fire Blast) The Mobile Structural Fire Attack Lab (Fire Blast), in partnership with the Findlay Fire Department, is available as part of our Close to Home - Regional Delivery package. The MSFAL features three live fire training props as well as a roof ventilation simulator.

The unit supports a number of training scenario possibilities including, but not limited to: structural fire attack, transitional fire attack, vent-enter-search, basement fires, industrial fires, rescue, and ventilation from ground ladders and aerial devices. Whether your department is large, small, or in-between, this unit will meet training demands, and all training can be customized to meet your department's needs.
The Mobile Structural Fire Attack Lab (Fire Blast), in partnership with the Findlay Fire Department, is available as part of our Close to Home - Regional Delivery package. The MSFAL features three live fire training props as well as a roof ventilation simulator.

The unit supports a number of training scenario possibilities including, but not limited to: structural fire attack, transitional fire attack, vent-enter-search, basement fires, industrial fires, rescue, and ventilation from ground ladders and aerial devices. Whether your department is large, small, or in-between, this unit will meet training demands, and all training can be customized to meet your department's needs.
No Course Offerings Available
The Fire that Burns Within: Fire Service Suicide This course will provide suicide prevention, awareness training and intervention techniques for use among fire and rescue service personnel. This is a class on how to prevent suicide – not to prepare participants to be counselors. Students enrolling in this class should think of themselves as “first responders” to their fellow officers and know how to aid life through questioning, persuading and referring a colleague to get help when needed.
This course will provide suicide prevention, awareness training and intervention techniques for use among fire and rescue service personnel. This is a class on how to prevent suicide – not to prepare participants to be counselors. Students enrolling in this class should think of themselves as “first responders” to their fellow officers and know how to aid life through questioning, persuading and referring a colleague to get help when needed.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Courage to be Safe (CTBS) This is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters
Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home® Program, that is designed to change the
culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.
Building on the untold story of line-of-duty death survivors, it reveals how family
members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death. This presentation
provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes
and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes
the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and
ensure that “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day.
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and
protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so
that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially
dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences. This program is a
must for all who care, share, and have a feeling for the safety of all firefighters.
This is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters
Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home® Program, that is designed to change the
culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.
Building on the untold story of line-of-duty death survivors, it reveals how family
members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death. This presentation
provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes
and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes
the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and
ensure that “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day.
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and
protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so
that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially
dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences. This program is a
must for all who care, share, and have a feeling for the safety of all firefighters.
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Virtual Training - Decision Making for Initial Company Operations DMICO (O0457) Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO's initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. CO's need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.
This course is specifically designed for newly appointed Company Officers, or firefighters who may have acting Company Officer responsibilities or who want to become a Company Officer. This course is an excellent review for experienced Company Officers.
Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO's initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. CO's need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.
This course is specifically designed for newly appointed Company Officers, or firefighters who may have acting Company Officer responsibilities or who want to become a Company Officer. This course is an excellent review for experienced Company Officers.
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0001 Online via Microsoft Teams 11/01/2020 - 11/12/2020
Virtual Training - EMS Instructor Module, Ohio 2012 EMS Curriculum This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as an EMS instructor. Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver instruction effectively from lesson plans. Students will practice teaching skills during in-class project presentations.
The course uses traditional interactive lectures, case studies, class discussions and student participation in presentations and projects. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete this course. To become certified, students must also pass the Division of EMS Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements.
Course prerequisites are established by the Division of EMS, in
O.A.C. 4765-18-03; and O.A.C. 4765-8-01-(A)(3) to (A)(7).
REQUIREMENTS: EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of
experience as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical
skills exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-05.
ASSISTANT EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding five years, have at least three years of experience as an
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical skills
exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-18.

Students must submit National Registry cognitive exam results and National Registry Psychomotor Testing results  a minimum of 30 days prior to class start. Results can not be more than 3 years old.
This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as an EMS instructor. Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver instruction effectively from lesson plans. Students will practice teaching skills during in-class project presentations.
The course uses traditional interactive lectures, case studies, class discussions and student participation in presentations and projects. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete this course. To become certified, students must also pass the Division of EMS Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements.
Course prerequisites are established by the Division of EMS, in
O.A.C. 4765-18-03; and O.A.C. 4765-8-01-(A)(3) to (A)(7).
REQUIREMENTS: EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of
experience as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical
skills exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-05.
ASSISTANT EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a certificate as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, paramedic, RN or PA; in the preceding five years, have at least three years of experience as an
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN or PA; pass the instructor knowledge exam at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); pass practical skills
exams, administered by the sponsoring institution, at the level of certification within last three years, (RN and PA tests at medic level); and comply with O.A.C. 4765-1 8-18.

Students must submit National Registry cognitive exam results and National Registry Psychomotor Testing results  a minimum of 30 days prior to class start. Results can not be more than 3 years old.
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Virtual Training - Ensuring Your Attack Package Success. Does it do What You Think it Does? Is your attack package doing what you think it’s doing?  

When Col. John Boyd began developing EM theory for Fighter Planes he stated that Air Tactics were now a science with a predictable outcome and no longer an art. With the tools at our disposal in the fire service we can make fire attack a scientific application with a predictable outcome. Hydraulics and Attack Packages are one very important piece of that puzzle. For years we have gotten by with guess work and finger calculations and now we have the tools to be exact and effective.

This discussion will put hose construction, nozzle selection, and a dynamic understanding of today's hydraulics under the microscope. We will outline some of the common mistakes we all have been guilty of while building our attack packages and offer advice as to how to solve them.  

The class will be in a discussion format with a Q&A section at the end.

Student Learning Objectives:
At the end of the class students shall:
1. Have the understanding of the components of an attack package and how they work together.
2. Have functional knowledge of modern fire hose as it pertains to construction and size.
3. Have functional knowledge of nozzle types, construction, and uses.
4. Understand the benefits/importance of testing their attack packages.
5. Understand common barriers to effective attack packages.
6. Have a functional understanding of reaction force, back pressure, and nozzle pressure.

Is your attack package doing what you think it’s doing?  

When Col. John Boyd began developing EM theory for Fighter Planes he stated that Air Tactics were now a science with a predictable outcome and no longer an art. With the tools at our disposal in the fire service we can make fire attack a scientific application with a predictable outcome. Hydraulics and Attack Packages are one very important piece of that puzzle. For years we have gotten by with guess work and finger calculations and now we have the tools to be exact and effective.

This discussion will put hose construction, nozzle selection, and a dynamic understanding of today's hydraulics under the microscope. We will outline some of the common mistakes we all have been guilty of while building our attack packages and offer advice as to how to solve them.  

The class will be in a discussion format with a Q&A section at the end.

Student Learning Objectives:
At the end of the class students shall:
1. Have the understanding of the components of an attack package and how they work together.
2. Have functional knowledge of modern fire hose as it pertains to construction and size.
3. Have functional knowledge of nozzle types, construction, and uses.
4. Understand the benefits/importance of testing their attack packages.
5. Understand common barriers to effective attack packages.
6. Have a functional understanding of reaction force, back pressure, and nozzle pressure.

No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I & II, NFPA 1041, 2019 This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as an Instructor for Fire, EMS, or CFSI and complies with NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I & II. The course provides the basic knowledge, skills and abilities needed to deliver effective instruction from a lesson plan while maintaining associated records.
Students learn theories of modern adult education and practice and teaching skills with in-class presentations. The course curriculum includes lectures, case studies, and class discussion. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete the course. For certification, students must pass the Division of EMS
Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements. Students who successfully complete all course requirements are eligible for IFSAC certification.


FIRE INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a current firefighter certificate; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter; pass instructor knowledge examination at the firefighter II level; and comply with O.A.C. 4765-21-03.

EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;
Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant. Successfully passed the instructor knowledge examination within the preceding three years at the level of the individual’s certificate to practice as an EMS provider;

Successfully passed the practical examination within the preceding three years at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider. Ohio Administrative Code: 4765-18-03.

Certified Fire Safety Inspector Instructor:  In the preceding seven years, an applicant shall have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector; and Shall possess a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing; Shall pass the fire safety inspector instructor knowledge examination as set forth in paragraph (C) of rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code. The fire instructor knowledge examination shall be taken within one year prior to the start of a fire safety inspector instructor course.

All prerequisites must be met and documents uploaded no later than 14 days prior to the class start date.

** If using your certification exam as your entrance test, contact Ohio Division of EMS and request a letter of approval to do so.**
This course is required for certification in the state of Ohio as an Instructor for Fire, EMS, or CFSI and complies with NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I & II. The course provides the basic knowledge, skills and abilities needed to deliver effective instruction from a lesson plan while maintaining associated records.
Students learn theories of modern adult education and practice and teaching skills with in-class presentations. The course curriculum includes lectures, case studies, and class discussion. Students will deliver a speech, give demonstrations and teach from their own prepared lesson plans.
Students are required to attend all classes and pass both a written and practical exam to successfully complete the course. For certification, students must pass the Division of EMS
Instructor Techniques exam and complete student teaching requirements. Students who successfully complete all course requirements are eligible for IFSAC certification.


FIRE INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: Possess a current firefighter certificate; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter; pass instructor knowledge examination at the firefighter II level; and comply with O.A.C. 4765-21-03.

EMS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE: In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;
Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant. Successfully passed the instructor knowledge examination within the preceding three years at the level of the individual’s certificate to practice as an EMS provider;

Successfully passed the practical examination within the preceding three years at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider. Ohio Administrative Code: 4765-18-03.

Certified Fire Safety Inspector Instructor:  In the preceding seven years, an applicant shall have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector; and Shall possess a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate that is in good standing; Shall pass the fire safety inspector instructor knowledge examination as set forth in paragraph (C) of rule 4765-21-05 of the Administrative Code. The fire instructor knowledge examination shall be taken within one year prior to the start of a fire safety inspector instructor course.

All prerequisites must be met and documents uploaded no later than 14 days prior to the class start date.

** If using your certification exam as your entrance test, contact Ohio Division of EMS and request a letter of approval to do so.**
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Virtual Training - Fire Instructor Module, Ohio 2018 Curriculum This module is designed for certified EMS providers, fire safety inspector instructors wanting to transition to be certified fire instructors or firefighters wanting to become assistant fire instructors.

The course meets all objectives set forth by the Division of EMS and includes an awareness module on the NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. The Division of EMS requires all fire safety inspector instructors to be certified as fire instructors or assistant instructors.
This module is designed for certified EMS providers, fire safety inspector instructors wanting to transition to be certified fire instructors or firefighters wanting to become assistant fire instructors.

The course meets all objectives set forth by the Division of EMS and includes an awareness module on the NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. The Division of EMS requires all fire safety inspector instructors to be certified as fire instructors or assistant instructors.
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Virtual Training - Fire Officer I, NFPA 1021, 2014 edition The Ohio Fire Academy offers the only nationally (NFA) and internationally (IFSAC) accredited Fire Officer I program in the State of Ohio. Students will learn essential techniques and skills in leadership including time management, delegation and prioritization in both routine and emergency situations. Students will have the opportunity to put skills to use in practice simulations and role play scenarios. This course is helpful in guiding the firefighter in the transition from peer to officer.

This course meets NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer I. Content includes, but is not limited to, leadership, supervisory and decision making practices, legal responsibilities, communication practices, report writing, workplace safety, quality assurance and pre-incident planning.

Course prerequisites: Firefighter II & Fire Instructor I (See prerequisite requirements).  Evaluations of student performance will be conducted throughout the course, including skills testing and a comprehensive course final covering all Fire Officer I objectives.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 4 Fire Officer I, Section 4.1* General:  For qualification at Fire Officer Level I, the candidate shall meet the requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 4.2 through 4.7 of this standard, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 2012 or 2019 edition. A.4.1 It is recognized that the job of Fire Officer may not be as physically demanding as that of a Fire Fighter. However, the physiological and emotional stress incurred by Fire Officers can still be significant. Therefore, it is recommended that physical fitness requirements for Fire Officer personnel be developed and validated by the AHJ. A.4.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligence, duty to act, standard of care, tort immunity, types of laws (statutes, regulations, etc.), role of OSHA, impact of NFPA standards on OSHA and standard of care, and sexual harassment.
The Ohio Fire Academy offers the only nationally (NFA) and internationally (IFSAC) accredited Fire Officer I program in the State of Ohio. Students will learn essential techniques and skills in leadership including time management, delegation and prioritization in both routine and emergency situations. Students will have the opportunity to put skills to use in practice simulations and role play scenarios. This course is helpful in guiding the firefighter in the transition from peer to officer.

This course meets NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer I. Content includes, but is not limited to, leadership, supervisory and decision making practices, legal responsibilities, communication practices, report writing, workplace safety, quality assurance and pre-incident planning.

Course prerequisites: Firefighter II & Fire Instructor I (See prerequisite requirements).  Evaluations of student performance will be conducted throughout the course, including skills testing and a comprehensive course final covering all Fire Officer I objectives.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 4 Fire Officer I, Section 4.1* General:  For qualification at Fire Officer Level I, the candidate shall meet the requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 4.2 through 4.7 of this standard, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041 2012 or 2019 edition. A.4.1 It is recognized that the job of Fire Officer may not be as physically demanding as that of a Fire Fighter. However, the physiological and emotional stress incurred by Fire Officers can still be significant. Therefore, it is recommended that physical fitness requirements for Fire Officer personnel be developed and validated by the AHJ. A.4.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligence, duty to act, standard of care, tort immunity, types of laws (statutes, regulations, etc.), role of OSHA, impact of NFPA standards on OSHA and standard of care, and sexual harassment.
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Virtual Training - Fire Officer II, NFPA 1021, 2014 edition This is the only Fire Officer II program in Ohio which allows students to receive both National Fire Academy and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. This course is for fire officers in leadership roles for their departments and is designed to meet or exceed NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer II. It expands on management techniques learned in Fire Officer I and focuses on public education and community relations, budget preparation and requests, legal responsibilities, time management,handling conflicts in the fire service, dealing with various media agencies, crew resource management and emergency operations management.

This course is presented on-line and requires reading and studying new material in an environment of your choice. Evaluations of student performance will
be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 5.1 General: For qualification at Level II, the Fire Officer I shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 5.2 through 5.7 of this standard. A.5.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligent hiring, negligent supervision, negligent retention; respondeat superior; understanding of tort claims acts, sovereign immunity, statutory immunity, special duty, public duty; and knowledge of OSHA standards and citations and strategies for compliance with OSHA documentation requirements.
This is the only Fire Officer II program in Ohio which allows students to receive both National Fire Academy and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. This course is for fire officers in leadership roles for their departments and is designed to meet or exceed NFPA 1021, Standards of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer II. It expands on management techniques learned in Fire Officer I and focuses on public education and community relations, budget preparation and requests, legal responsibilities, time management,handling conflicts in the fire service, dealing with various media agencies, crew resource management and emergency operations management.

This course is presented on-line and requires reading and studying new material in an environment of your choice. Evaluations of student performance will
be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 5.1 General: For qualification at Level II, the Fire Officer I shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 5.2 through 5.7 of this standard. A.5.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of negligent hiring, negligent supervision, negligent retention; respondeat superior; understanding of tort claims acts, sovereign immunity, statutory immunity, special duty, public duty; and knowledge of OSHA standards and citations and strategies for compliance with OSHA documentation requirements.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Fire Officer III/IV, NFPA 1021, 2014 edition This is the only Fire Officer III/IV program in Ohio which allows students to receive National Fire Academy and IFSAC certification. The course meets and exceeds NFPA 1021, Standards
of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer III/IV and covers the principles of management theory and its application to the fire service including topics on communications, professional development, community and intergovernmental relations, human resources, legal issues, strategic planning, public education, budget and financial issues and emergency management.
This course is part of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model, which requires reading and studying new material outside of class time. This course is presented on-line and requires reading and studying new material in an environment of your choice. Evaluations of student performance will be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Prospective students must have, or have had, primary responsibilities as a shift commander or above in their department to be eligible to apply for this course.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 6 Fire Officer III: 6.1 General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level III, the
Fire Officer II shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 6.2 through 6.8 of this standard. A.6.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of workers’ compensation, civil service system, role of courts (civil suits, criminal proceedings, appeals, review of administrative decisions); criminal liability for offenses such as manslaughter and negligent homicide; EEO laws and civil rights; open records and open meetings laws; and conflicts of interests and ethics.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 7 Fire Officer IV: 7.1* General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level IV, the
Fire Officer III shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 7.2 through 7.7 of this standard. A.7.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of Fair Labor Standards, collective bargaining, and employment discrimination, including the 80% rule, BFOQ,
limitations on physical abilities testing, and issues associated with age, gender, ADA, race, and religion.
This is the only Fire Officer III/IV program in Ohio which allows students to receive National Fire Academy and IFSAC certification. The course meets and exceeds NFPA 1021, Standards
of Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer III/IV and covers the principles of management theory and its application to the fire service including topics on communications, professional development, community and intergovernmental relations, human resources, legal issues, strategic planning, public education, budget and financial issues and emergency management.
This course is part of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model, which requires reading and studying new material outside of class time. This course is presented on-line and requires reading and studying new material in an environment of your choice. Evaluations of student performance will be conducted throughout the course, as well as with a final exam.

Prospective students must have, or have had, primary responsibilities as a shift commander or above in their department to be eligible to apply for this course.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 6 Fire Officer III: 6.1 General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level III, the
Fire Officer II shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 6.2 through 6.8 of this standard. A.6.1.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of workers’ compensation, civil service system, role of courts (civil suits, criminal proceedings, appeals, review of administrative decisions); criminal liability for offenses such as manslaughter and negligent homicide; EEO laws and civil rights; open records and open meetings laws; and conflicts of interests and ethics.

Per NFPA 1021 Chapter 7 Fire Officer IV: 7.1* General. For qualification at Fire Officer Level IV, the
Fire Officer III shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 7.2 through 7.7 of this standard. A.7.1 Other prerequisite knowledge can include an understanding of Fair Labor Standards, collective bargaining, and employment discrimination, including the 80% rule, BFOQ,
limitations on physical abilities testing, and issues associated with age, gender, ADA, race, and religion.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Fire Safety Inspector (FSI) Continuing Education The fre safety inspector continuing education course meets the recertifcation requirements for inspectors certifed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS under OAC 4765.
The course will help refresh inspectors on elements of inspection and review components of the Ohio Fire Code. Specifcs topics and rules covered for each one of the four sessions will be
published on the Ohio Fire Academy website.
The fre safety inspector continuing education course meets the recertifcation requirements for inspectors certifed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS under OAC 4765.
The course will help refresh inspectors on elements of inspection and review components of the Ohio Fire Code. Specifcs topics and rules covered for each one of the four sessions will be
published on the Ohio Fire Academy website.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Module, Ohio 2018 Curriculum This Fire Safety Inspector Instructor module is designed for certified EMS or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor wanting to transition to certified Fire Safety Inspector Instructors. It is also for Fire Fighters wanting to become assistant Fire Safety Inspector Instructors. The module meets all objectives set forth by the Division of EMS and introduces students to the intricacies of the teaching the Ohio Fire Code.  Topics include Ohio Revised Code language and an overview of the Ohio Fire and Building Codes.  This course is required by the Division of EMS for instructors to be certified as CFSI Instructors.

Student must submit Fire Inspector Instructor Knowledge exam results no later than 14 days prior to class start date.
This Fire Safety Inspector Instructor module is designed for certified EMS or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor wanting to transition to certified Fire Safety Inspector Instructors. It is also for Fire Fighters wanting to become assistant Fire Safety Inspector Instructors. The module meets all objectives set forth by the Division of EMS and introduces students to the intricacies of the teaching the Ohio Fire Code.  Topics include Ohio Revised Code language and an overview of the Ohio Fire and Building Codes.  This course is required by the Division of EMS for instructors to be certified as CFSI Instructors.

Student must submit Fire Inspector Instructor Knowledge exam results no later than 14 days prior to class start date.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Fire Safety Inspector, NFPA 1031, 2014 edition This course is designed to meet the requirements for Fire Safety Inspector as prescribed by the O.A.C. 4765-20-03 and NFPA 1031. Students learn the skills necessary to conduct fire safety
inspections from the OFA in conjunction with the SFM Code Enforcement Bureau. This course meets certification eligibility requirements for IFSAC Fire Inspector I and Fire Inspector II
certification. Students will gain an understanding of the fire inspector’s role in code enforcement, general fire prevention practices, fire safety requirements related to hazardous materials,
electrical systems and fire protection systems. Students must attend all classes and pass all written and practical exams to successfully complete the course. For certification, students must pass the Division of EMS Fire Safety Inspector exam.

REQUIREMENTS: Documentation of competency of NFPA 472, 2013 edition; Chapter 4 HazMat Awareness requirements, or the equivalent. For Ohio Certification, students must also submit:
Documentation of completion of National Incident Management System 100 and 700; Employment Verification - this is a Letter from your Fire Chief or Training Officer with Verification of employment and a Statement of Qualifications; Ohio Department of Public
Safety Firefighter Certification.

Only applicants with all prerequisites will be considered for enrollment in the class.
This course is designed to meet the requirements for Fire Safety Inspector as prescribed by the O.A.C. 4765-20-03 and NFPA 1031. Students learn the skills necessary to conduct fire safety
inspections from the OFA in conjunction with the SFM Code Enforcement Bureau. This course meets certification eligibility requirements for IFSAC Fire Inspector I and Fire Inspector II
certification. Students will gain an understanding of the fire inspector’s role in code enforcement, general fire prevention practices, fire safety requirements related to hazardous materials,
electrical systems and fire protection systems. Students must attend all classes and pass all written and practical exams to successfully complete the course. For certification, students must pass the Division of EMS Fire Safety Inspector exam.

REQUIREMENTS: Documentation of competency of NFPA 472, 2013 edition; Chapter 4 HazMat Awareness requirements, or the equivalent. For Ohio Certification, students must also submit:
Documentation of completion of National Incident Management System 100 and 700; Employment Verification - this is a Letter from your Fire Chief or Training Officer with Verification of employment and a Statement of Qualifications; Ohio Department of Public
Safety Firefighter Certification.

Only applicants with all prerequisites will be considered for enrollment in the class.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Fundamentals of Sprinklers & Standpipes This course covers the history and evolution of sprinklers, requirements for different systems, and hands-on practice with multiple standpipe and sprinkler systems in our lab. Students learn
operations and maintenance procedures of all types of automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems. The course is approved for 12 hours of Board of Building Standards (BBS) continuing education credit, BBS 2013-199a and BBS 2013-199b; and 12 hours of continuing education for fire safety inspectors, per O.A.C. 4765-20-16.
This course covers the history and evolution of sprinklers, requirements for different systems, and hands-on practice with multiple standpipe and sprinkler systems in our lab. Students learn
operations and maintenance procedures of all types of automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems. The course is approved for 12 hours of Board of Building Standards (BBS) continuing education credit, BBS 2013-199a and BBS 2013-199b; and 12 hours of continuing education for fire safety inspectors, per O.A.C. 4765-20-16.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Hazardous Materials: Awareness, NFPA 1072, 2017 edition This course is designed to meet NFPA, OSHA, EPA and ODP standards/guidelines, and the needs of multiple disciplines (Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, Healthcare Providers, and Public Works) that may be involved with incidents involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction. This course will cover hazard recognition, risk assessment, scene security/control, use of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and communications.
This course is designed to meet NFPA, OSHA, EPA and ODP standards/guidelines, and the needs of multiple disciplines (Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, Healthcare Providers, and Public Works) that may be involved with incidents involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction. This course will cover hazard recognition, risk assessment, scene security/control, use of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and communications.
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Virtual Training - Incident Safety Officer, NFPA 1521, 2015 edition This Ohio Fire Academy Incident Safety Officer Course is an intense virtual online program based on the 3rd Edition of Dave Dodson's Incident Safety Officer and the 2015 NFPA standards 1500, 1521 and 1561.  The purpose is to provide any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer, or is likely to fill the Incident Safety Officer role, the necessary tools to perform this vital role effectively. Topics will include Reading Firefighters, Reading Buildings, Reading Risk, Reading Smoke and Hazard Recognition. The course will help prepare the participants for the FDSOA ISO Certification Exam.

Per NFPA 1521 Chapter 5, Incident Safety Officer, JPR 5.1.1: "The fire department incident safety officer (ISO) shall meet the requirements of Fire Officer Level I specified in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, and the job performance requirements (JPRs) defined in Sections 5.2 through 5.7."

Students MUST have the textbook at least 30 days prior to the course start date and have access to the Navigate platform. You will be required to read all chapters as well as complete quizzes and projects prior to the start of Day 1 in the virtual classroom. Students will also be required to pass a comprehensive final exam to pass the course.
This Ohio Fire Academy Incident Safety Officer Course is an intense virtual online program based on the 3rd Edition of Dave Dodson's Incident Safety Officer and the 2015 NFPA standards 1500, 1521 and 1561.  The purpose is to provide any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer, or is likely to fill the Incident Safety Officer role, the necessary tools to perform this vital role effectively. Topics will include Reading Firefighters, Reading Buildings, Reading Risk, Reading Smoke and Hazard Recognition. The course will help prepare the participants for the FDSOA ISO Certification Exam.

Per NFPA 1521 Chapter 5, Incident Safety Officer, JPR 5.1.1: "The fire department incident safety officer (ISO) shall meet the requirements of Fire Officer Level I specified in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, and the job performance requirements (JPRs) defined in Sections 5.2 through 5.7."

Students MUST have the textbook at least 30 days prior to the course start date and have access to the Navigate platform. You will be required to read all chapters as well as complete quizzes and projects prior to the start of Day 1 in the virtual classroom. Students will also be required to pass a comprehensive final exam to pass the course.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Leadership So Everyone Goes Home (LEGH) A course of the Everyone Goes Home® Program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
designed to assist in the reduction of LODDs utilizing a series of case studies. Each study will
include what happened, why it happened, what could have avoided it, were safety measures
available and used, and how can we prevent this in the future. The benefit of this program is the
review of cultural change or adaptive challenge, rather than just enacting a technical fix, which
in most cases does not work. A great program for senior fire officers and administrative officers.
This is learning from actual incidents!

Leadership So Everyone Goes Home is a four-hour program designed to assist the chief level officer to define the tools to identify:
1. Issues that could lead to a line of duty death or serious injury.
2. How the death/injury occurred.
3. How it could have been prevented.
4. What steps should a fire department take to reduce the possibility of experiencing this action and outcome?

Reviewing the adaptive challenges facing emergency services today to create a safer
environment. All learning utilizes real-world incidents to learn and adapt our actions so
everyone does go home!

This program is specifically designed for the more senior level fire officers who have had
opportunities to be command officers at a wide variety of emergency incidents, including fires
and hazardous materials responses. Utilizing case studies the learning objectives become more
real to life and the possibility of changing the organizational culture to reduce the possibility of
deaths and injuries in the future.
A course of the Everyone Goes Home® Program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
designed to assist in the reduction of LODDs utilizing a series of case studies. Each study will
include what happened, why it happened, what could have avoided it, were safety measures
available and used, and how can we prevent this in the future. The benefit of this program is the
review of cultural change or adaptive challenge, rather than just enacting a technical fix, which
in most cases does not work. A great program for senior fire officers and administrative officers.
This is learning from actual incidents!

Leadership So Everyone Goes Home is a four-hour program designed to assist the chief level officer to define the tools to identify:
1. Issues that could lead to a line of duty death or serious injury.
2. How the death/injury occurred.
3. How it could have been prevented.
4. What steps should a fire department take to reduce the possibility of experiencing this action and outcome?

Reviewing the adaptive challenges facing emergency services today to create a safer
environment. All learning utilizes real-world incidents to learn and adapt our actions so
everyone does go home!

This program is specifically designed for the more senior level fire officers who have had
opportunities to be command officers at a wide variety of emergency incidents, including fires
and hazardous materials responses. Utilizing case studies the learning objectives become more
real to life and the possibility of changing the organizational culture to reduce the possibility of
deaths and injuries in the future.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Leadership, Accountability, Culture & Knowledge (LACK) This program is designed to reach fire officers, training officers and chief officers with the opportunity to learn how Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge can guide them toward recognizing how they can improve both their own and or organizational skill set for what each letter represents (L.A.C.K.). It assumes the attendee has not yet embraced the Everyone Goes Home campaign. While improving Leadership skills,recognizing the importance of Accountability, the impact of Culture and the need for continuous Knowledge the presenter utilizes the opportunity to introduce the blueprint for the Everyoen Goes Home 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives into the personal and organizational action plan. If any attendee has embraced the 16 Firefighter Life Safet Initiatives and attends this program they will be encouraged by the interactive opportunity that both efforts can have both personally and professionally.
This program is designed to reach fire officers, training officers and chief officers with the opportunity to learn how Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge can guide them toward recognizing how they can improve both their own and or organizational skill set for what each letter represents (L.A.C.K.). It assumes the attendee has not yet embraced the Everyone Goes Home campaign. While improving Leadership skills,recognizing the importance of Accountability, the impact of Culture and the need for continuous Knowledge the presenter utilizes the opportunity to introduce the blueprint for the Everyoen Goes Home 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives into the personal and organizational action plan. If any attendee has embraced the 16 Firefighter Life Safet Initiatives and attends this program they will be encouraged by the interactive opportunity that both efforts can have both personally and professionally.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Mental Health Summit for First Responders There will be a number of 60-minute sessions including; effects of trauma, resilience and self-care, family issues and partnerships of mental health and first responder agencies.  EMA Director Sima Merrick is planning to be our keynote speaker to talk about partnerships.

This will be an on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.

                                                                                         AGENDA
8:00 – 8:10     Summit Open
                           OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss
                           State Fire Marshall Kevin Reardon
                           ODPS Director Tom Stickrath
                           ODRC Director Annette Chambers-Smith

8:10 – 8:20     Overview and Schedule
                           Kim Kehl, Trauma Informed Care Coordinator, OhioMHAS
                           Steve Click, First Responder Liaison, OhioMHAS

8:20 – 8:50     Keynote Presentation
                           EMA Director Sima Merrick

8:50 Break

9:00 – 10:00     Immediate and Long-Term effects of Trauma on First Responders
                             Dr. Kate Chard, University of Cincinnati Stress Center / Cincinnati VA

10:00 – 11:00   Assisting the First Responder Family
                              Lt. Matt Parrish, Columbus Fire Department

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 12:10   Self-Care
                              Dr. Laurel Kiser, University of Maryland

12:10 – 12:40 Lunch Break

12:40 – 1:40    Panel: Local Mental Health Resources: One Communities Story
                                       David Ross and Steve Stone, Ashland County MHRB;
                                       Lt. Scott Smart, Ashland County Sheriffs’ Office

1:40 – 2:40    Panel: Building partnerships between First Responder Agencies and Mental Health
                         David Ross and Steve Stone, Ashland County Mental Health & Recovery Board
                         Lt. Matt Askea, Akron Fire Department

2:40 – 2:50 Break

2:50 – 4:00    Panel: Resilience – First Responders Stories
                          Trooper Nick Malo, OSHP (Retired)
                          Lt. Jay Compson, Westerville Fire Department
                          Communications Director Kelly Davidson, Grove City Police Department
                          Warden Lyneal Wainwright, Ohio Department of Corrections/Marion Correctional
                          Institution

4:00 – 4:10    Closing Remarks
                          Dr. Cornell Lewis, Expanding Vision Ministry

4:10    Seminar Closing
             Kim Kehl and Steve Click
There will be a number of 60-minute sessions including; effects of trauma, resilience and self-care, family issues and partnerships of mental health and first responder agencies.  EMA Director Sima Merrick is planning to be our keynote speaker to talk about partnerships.

This will be an on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.

                                                                                         AGENDA
8:00 – 8:10     Summit Open
                           OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss
                           State Fire Marshall Kevin Reardon
                           ODPS Director Tom Stickrath
                           ODRC Director Annette Chambers-Smith

8:10 – 8:20     Overview and Schedule
                           Kim Kehl, Trauma Informed Care Coordinator, OhioMHAS
                           Steve Click, First Responder Liaison, OhioMHAS

8:20 – 8:50     Keynote Presentation
                           EMA Director Sima Merrick

8:50 Break

9:00 – 10:00     Immediate and Long-Term effects of Trauma on First Responders
                             Dr. Kate Chard, University of Cincinnati Stress Center / Cincinnati VA

10:00 – 11:00   Assisting the First Responder Family
                              Lt. Matt Parrish, Columbus Fire Department

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 12:10   Self-Care
                              Dr. Laurel Kiser, University of Maryland

12:10 – 12:40 Lunch Break

12:40 – 1:40    Panel: Local Mental Health Resources: One Communities Story
                                       David Ross and Steve Stone, Ashland County MHRB;
                                       Lt. Scott Smart, Ashland County Sheriffs’ Office

1:40 – 2:40    Panel: Building partnerships between First Responder Agencies and Mental Health
                         David Ross and Steve Stone, Ashland County Mental Health & Recovery Board
                         Lt. Matt Askea, Akron Fire Department

2:40 – 2:50 Break

2:50 – 4:00    Panel: Resilience – First Responders Stories
                          Trooper Nick Malo, OSHP (Retired)
                          Lt. Jay Compson, Westerville Fire Department
                          Communications Director Kelly Davidson, Grove City Police Department
                          Warden Lyneal Wainwright, Ohio Department of Corrections/Marion Correctional
                          Institution

4:00 – 4:10    Closing Remarks
                          Dr. Cornell Lewis, Expanding Vision Ministry

4:10    Seminar Closing
             Kim Kehl and Steve Click
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Virtual Training - Mental Health Summit for First Responders - Family Issues This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to be postponed and rescheduled and as we move through current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to be postponed and rescheduled and as we move through current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Mental Health Summit for First Responders - Immediate and Long-Term effects of trauma on First Responders This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Mental Health Summit for First Responders - Local Mental Health Resources and Partnerships This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Mental Health Summit for First Responders - Resilience This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Mental Health Summit for First Responders - Self-Care This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
This is one of the topics that will be presented during this day long on-line seminar.  It will be open to Fire, EMS, Dispatch, LE, Corrections and support persons (spouses etc.)  There will be no cost for the seminar.

With everything that has been going on since March, and especially in the past few weeks, we wanted to provide something for Ohio’s First Responder community.  Many of the programs for FR mental health have had to postpone and reschedule and as we move thru current issues, funding and availability of these programs may be in jeopardy.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Ohio Public Educator Network (OPEN) The Ohio Public Educator Network is an informal monthly discussion group recently formed and facilitated by members of the SFM/Fire Prevention Bureau. On the 2nd Tuesday of each month we hold an open forum of discussion for persons serving as safety educators (whatever capacity) for their FD.

The 4th Tuesday of the month is slated for an offering from the SFM or invited parties to present best-practices, updates, tips, and current topics pertinent to fire and life safety education. For the graduates of the Fire and Life Safety Educator classes, these can serve as enhancements to that training, as well as refreshers on topics discussed in the formal class.
The Ohio Public Educator Network is an informal monthly discussion group recently formed and facilitated by members of the SFM/Fire Prevention Bureau. On the 2nd Tuesday of each month we hold an open forum of discussion for persons serving as safety educators (whatever capacity) for their FD.

The 4th Tuesday of the month is slated for an offering from the SFM or invited parties to present best-practices, updates, tips, and current topics pertinent to fire and life safety education. For the graduates of the Fire and Life Safety Educator classes, these can serve as enhancements to that training, as well as refreshers on topics discussed in the formal class.
EventLocationDates
OPEN: Find Your Why to Reach Your What - 0001 Online 14:00 - 15:30 via Microsoft Teams 10/28/2020 - 10/28/2020
Virtual Training - Preparations for Initial Company Operations PICO (O0458) This National Fire Academy course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing their company for incident operations. In addition, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. Those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operations.
This National Fire Academy course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing their company for incident operations. In addition, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. Those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operations.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Public Safety Education for Frontline Firefighters This one hour course serves as a train-the-trainer for fire departments and was designed by the Fire Prevention Bureau. It includes information to help fire departments teach at healthcare facilities so they can meet Ohio Department of Health fire safety training mandates.

Ohio Administrative Code 3701-17-25
(E) Each operator shall provide for annual training in fire prevention for regularly scheduled staff members on all shifts, to be conducted by the state fire marshal or township, municipal, or local legally constituted fire department. The operator shall require all staff members to be periodically instructed in the home's fire control and evacuation and disaster procedures and kept informed of their duties under the evacuation plan.
This one hour course serves as a train-the-trainer for fire departments and was designed by the Fire Prevention Bureau. It includes information to help fire departments teach at healthcare facilities so they can meet Ohio Department of Health fire safety training mandates.

Ohio Administrative Code 3701-17-25
(E) Each operator shall provide for annual training in fire prevention for regularly scheduled staff members on all shifts, to be conducted by the state fire marshal or township, municipal, or local legally constituted fire department. The operator shall require all staff members to be periodically instructed in the home's fire control and evacuation and disaster procedures and kept informed of their duties under the evacuation plan.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Roundtable Discussion on First Responder Behavioral Health The events of the past few months have increased the stress and anxiety for everyone.  Ohio’s First Responders have continued to provide excellent service during these difficult times but in addition to what everyone has been experiencing, Fire Fighters, EMS, Law Enforcement and Communications personnel have had additional stressors to contend with.

Please join us for a roundtable discussion regarding mental health, PTS/PTSD, peer support and self-care for First Responders, being hosted by the Ohio State Fire Academy on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 @ 1:00pm.  

The panelists for the conversation are:

Dr. Kate Chard; University of Cincinnati Stress Center and Cincinnati VA Hospital

Lt. Matt Askea; Akron Fire Department, Ohio and Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters
Steve Click; First Responder Liaison / Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

Topics covered will include Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, peer support for fire service and First Responders and Self-care.

This free presentation is being provided by the Ohio State Fire Academy and will be offered via Microsoft Teams.
The events of the past few months have increased the stress and anxiety for everyone.  Ohio’s First Responders have continued to provide excellent service during these difficult times but in addition to what everyone has been experiencing, Fire Fighters, EMS, Law Enforcement and Communications personnel have had additional stressors to contend with.

Please join us for a roundtable discussion regarding mental health, PTS/PTSD, peer support and self-care for First Responders, being hosted by the Ohio State Fire Academy on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 @ 1:00pm.  

The panelists for the conversation are:

Dr. Kate Chard; University of Cincinnati Stress Center and Cincinnati VA Hospital

Lt. Matt Askea; Akron Fire Department, Ohio and Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters
Steve Click; First Responder Liaison / Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

Topics covered will include Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, peer support for fire service and First Responders and Self-care.

This free presentation is being provided by the Ohio State Fire Academy and will be offered via Microsoft Teams.
No Course Offerings Available
Virtual Training - Shaping the Future (F0602) This pilot class is being offered at no cost to all participants.

This course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.

Topics include:

Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations.
Applying problem-solving methodologies.
The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
How to quantify problems and solutions.
Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
Strategies for implementing change.

The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0602.pdf PDF 119KB
This pilot class is being offered at no cost to all participants.

This course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.

Topics include:

Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations.
Applying problem-solving methodologies.
The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
How to quantify problems and solutions.
Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
Strategies for implementing change.

The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0602.pdf PDF 119KB
EventLocationDates
0001 Online via Microsoft Teams 12/06/2020 - 12/31/2020
Virtual Training - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations STICO (O0455) STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
No Course Offerings Available
Volunteer Firefighter ODPS 2018 This 36-hour awareness level course meets the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)  requirements for volunteer firefighters. Students will obtain entry level knowledge of the fire service in the areas of ladders, ropes, ventilation, forcible entry, personal protective equipment, hoses and water movement. This program is a comprehensive, fast-paced course that requires time for studying outside of the classroom.

Students must pass written and practical skill competency evaluations to successfully complete the course..  The course is held over two weekends; each beginning at 18:00 on Friday, and concluding at 18:00 on Sunday.  Attending students must have perfect attendance to be eligible for certification. There are no course fees, and tuition, meals, course materials and dormitories are provided free of charge, however, students must supply their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and SCBA.


All students must provide documentation indicating they meet all prerequisites listed below.
This 36-hour awareness level course meets the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)  requirements for volunteer firefighters. Students will obtain entry level knowledge of the fire service in the areas of ladders, ropes, ventilation, forcible entry, personal protective equipment, hoses and water movement. This program is a comprehensive, fast-paced course that requires time for studying outside of the classroom.

Students must pass written and practical skill competency evaluations to successfully complete the course..  The course is held over two weekends; each beginning at 18:00 on Friday, and concluding at 18:00 on Sunday.  Attending students must have perfect attendance to be eligible for certification. There are no course fees, and tuition, meals, course materials and dormitories are provided free of charge, however, students must supply their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and SCBA.


All students must provide documentation indicating they meet all prerequisites listed below.
No Course Offerings Available
Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist, NFPA 1035, 2015 edition This course was designed by the Fire Prevention Bureau and introduces learner to the concepts of NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist. The class is appropriate for persons assigned to fire and life safety education duties and other professionals that have the responsibility to interview and/or education youth firesetters. Characteristics of fire setting behavior for age groups 4 - 7, 8 - 11, and 12 - 14 are covered in this course. Interviewing techniques to classify fire setting behavior and methods of establishing a community fire setter's referral program are also discussed in this course. Through group activities, students will learn to determine if the child's fire setting behavior can be treated through fire safety education, or if it is a symptom of problems requiring a referral program.
This course was designed by the Fire Prevention Bureau and introduces learner to the concepts of NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist. The class is appropriate for persons assigned to fire and life safety education duties and other professionals that have the responsibility to interview and/or education youth firesetters. Characteristics of fire setting behavior for age groups 4 - 7, 8 - 11, and 12 - 14 are covered in this course. Interviewing techniques to classify fire setting behavior and methods of establishing a community fire setter's referral program are also discussed in this course. Through group activities, students will learn to determine if the child's fire setting behavior can be treated through fire safety education, or if it is a symptom of problems requiring a referral program.
No Course Offerings Available
Youth Firesetter Program Manager, NFPA 1035, 2015 edition This course was designed by the Fire Prevention Bureau and introduces learners to the concepts of NFPA 1035 Youth Firesetter Program Manager.  The class is appropriate for persons who manage, develop, supervise, evaluate and coordinate youth firesetter intervention programs.  These may include members of the fire service, mental health agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, juvenile justice and related fields. Prior completion of Youth Firesetter Level 1 or Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist NFPA 1035 is required.



This course was designed by the Fire Prevention Bureau and introduces learners to the concepts of NFPA 1035 Youth Firesetter Program Manager.  The class is appropriate for persons who manage, develop, supervise, evaluate and coordinate youth firesetter intervention programs.  These may include members of the fire service, mental health agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, juvenile justice and related fields. Prior completion of Youth Firesetter Level 1 or Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist NFPA 1035 is required.



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