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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: April 2, 2018
End Date: August 7, 2018

Start Date: August 13, 2018
End Date: December 12, 2018

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: $1,088
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: $3,260
Independent Student: $5,532

Related Information

Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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Gain Skills in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Rescue

Now enrolling for 2018-2019!

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.

Great Oaks Adult Firefighter/EMT Training

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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.

Learn more about one of the many career options in this field!

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Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy Information Sessions (for the 2018 April academy):
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 27 2018 at 3:00 pm
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College Credit Options:

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Attend an information session.
  • High school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency)
  • Achieve a WorkKeys® assessment level of (4) or higher in Applied Math and Graphic Literacy and a (5) in Workplace Documents.
  • Have a physical performed by a physician, certified nurse practitioner, or physician assistant that states you can perform strenuous physical activity.
  • Pass background investigation.
  • Attend mandatory orientation, Saturday March 10, 2018 at 8:00 am (for the 2018 April academy), Public Safety Services location. (2018 March academy orientation date to be determined.)

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