- Program Length
675 hours, 18 weeks
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Program Dates
Start Date: August 16, 2021
End Date: December 15, 2021
Start Date: April 4, 2022
End Date: August 2, 2022
- 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
Total*: $8,213 (Subject to change) Includes uniforms
Please note: Books, tools and supplies are a requirement of each program and are a mandatory cost of the program.
- 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
- Available Certifications
All graduates of this accredited program receive Pro Board certifications
Gain Skills in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Rescue
NOW ENROLLING FOR AUGUST 2021!
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 firefighter certification, plus train in the same settings and situations as local firefighters.
The Great Oaks Fire Academy offers 675 hours of EMS, fire, fire pumper, hazardous materials incidents, and technical rescue from our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.
What you will learn: Fireground safety, building construction, confined space rescue, search and rescue, vehicle machinery extrication, basic patient care and treatment; airway management, trauma and medical patient, general pharmacology, soft tissue injuries, horizontal/vertical ventilation, fire suppression class A-D fire, incident management (NIMS), fire pumper operations, salvage and overhaul, rope rescue, forcible entry, fire safety inspection, interpersonal communications, ethics, SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus), hazardous materials operations and technician.
For job outlook and wages for Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy visit www.onetonline.org.
Interested in only completing the firefighter classes? Check out our Firefighter I&II Class
Interested in only completing the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes? Check out our EMT -Basic Class
Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy:
Information session dates for the August Academy:
Monday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 9 @ 6:00 pm
*All information sessions are held in room 102 in the Public Safety Services building
All students must complete the 5 Steps of Enrollment
by June 30th for the 2021-2022 school year!
- Watch these informational videos
- Go over the enrollment process
- Attend an information session (online or in-person)
- Fill out an online application on the student portal
- Read through the FireAcademyPacket and Prerequisite Forms
- Start the financial aid process
- Meet the required benchmarks for the WorkKeys® Test
- Have a physical done by a physician
- Complete a BCI/FBI background check
- Finish financial aid and sign all required papers
- Schedule an interview with the Fire Academy staff
- Attend a mandatory orientation
All students must be 18 years old by the completion of the program and have a high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency). HSE hotline: 513.612.5806
Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education