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 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

Tuition: $6,213
Books/Tools/Supplies: $2,000
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.

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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

Available Certifications

All graduates of this accredited program receive Pro Board certifications

Contact Information

Public Safety Services

Marty Lopinto, Career Planning Specialist or 513.612.5790

Johnny Mason, Fire and Safety Services Supervisor or 513.612.5834

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Gain Skills in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Rescue


Find the Fire and EMS courses application packet and prerequisite documents here!

Find the physical forms here! 

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 Career Campuses Adult Workforce Development - Fire and Emergency Medical Rescue Academy

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.

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

For job outlook and wages for Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy visit

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:

Find the steps for enrollment and sign up for an information session here. 

Information session dates for the April Academy:
Saturday, September 11 at 9:00 AM

Monday, October 11 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 10 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 13 at 9:00 AM

Monday, December 6 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
*All information sessions are held in room 102 in the Public Safety Services building

Enrollment Requirements:

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

Great Oaks Career Campuses is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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