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Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy

Program Length

667 hours, 17 weeks


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Program Dates

Start Date: August 14, 2017
End Date: December 13, 2017

Start Date: April 3, 2017
End Date: August 1, 2017

Program Campus Location

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus
Public Safety Services

200 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(Formerly 3254 East Kemper Road)

Tuition Information

Direct Cost:  The cost of the program

Tuition: $6,150
Books/Tools/Supplies: $1088
Total*: $7,238 (Subject to change) + uniforms, approximately $300

NEW!!  A tuition grant of up to $5,000 is available for this program to those who qualify!  Click here for details.

Other Costs

Indirect Costs:  These are not costs to attend Great Oaks, but an estimate of living expenses you may have while attending school. They are shown for federal financial aid purposes, and include child care, housing, transportations, etc.

Dependent Student: $3260
Independent Student: $5532

Related Information

Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Detailed information brochure

Gain Skills in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Rescue

If you want to help people, can keep calm in intense situations, and are ready for a challenge, join the Firefighting/Emergency Medical Rescue Academy.  You can earn both an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certification, a professional fire fighter certification, plus train in the same settings and situations as local fire fighters.

Take a 360° tour of Great Oaks labs!  Click here.

Click here for a detailed information brochure.

The Great Oaks Fire Academy offers 667 hours of EMS, fire, fire pumper, hazardous materials incidents, and technical rescue from our nationally and internationally recognized faculty. All graduates of this accredited program receive Pro Board certifications and are eligible to take examinations for Ohio FF, Ohio EMT, and National Registry of EMT credentials.

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College Credit Options:

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Attend an information session.
  • High school diploma or GED®
  • Achieve a WorkKeys® assessment of 4 or higher in Applied Math and Locating Information and a 5 in Reading for Information skills.
  • Have a physical performed by a physician, certified nurse practitioner, or physician assistant that states you can perform strenuous physical activity.
  • Pass background investigation.

Ready to Enroll?

  • Attend an information session at Scarlet Oaks (a requirement for Full-Time Programs). You will receive information about enrollment, take a tour, discuss the required placement test, and receive general financial aid information. Click here for dates.
  • For WorkKeys® test information, visit the ACT® website.
  • To register for ACT’s free WorkKeys online test prep curriculum click here.


  • Call Public Safety Services 513.771.1142.
  • Contact Marty Lopinto, Career Planning Specialist or 513.612.5790.
  • Contact Jim Whitworth, Fire and Safety Services Supervisor or 513.612.5710.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Please click here for information about tuition/fees, median loan debt and graduation/placement rates of students who completed this program.