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
Orientation: March 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

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

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

Deadline for enrollment is 2/6/2021

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.

Great Oaks Adult Firefighter/EMT Training

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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.

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 and sign up for an information session here. 

Information session dates:
Saturday, October 17 at 9:00 am
Saturday, November 14 at 9:00 am
Saturday, December 5 at 9:00 am
Saturday, January 9 at 9:00 am
Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 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

Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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