Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy

Program Length

675 hours, 18 weeks


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

Program Dates


Start Date: August 17, 2020
End Date: December 15, 2020

Start Date: April 5, 2021
End Date: August 2, 2021

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: $6,213
Books/Tools/Supplies: $1,957
Total*: $8,170 (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.

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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

*Fall enrollment is now full

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.

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 (for the April 2021 academy):

Find the steps for enrollment here. 

College Credit Options:

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Attend an information session
  • High school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency) HSE Hotline 513-612-5806
  • 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.
  • At least age 18 by completion of program
  • Attend a mandatory orientation at the Public Safety Services location.

Ready to Enroll?


  • Call Public Safety Services 513.771.1142.
  • Contact Marty Lopinto, Career Planning Specialist or 513.612.5790.
  • Contact Johnny Mason, Fire and Safety Services Supervisor or 513.612.5834.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Great Oaks Career Campuses has early implemented the Rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule, based on Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #122 – Early Implementation of the Rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule.