Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue Academy
Program Quick Facts
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Program Campus Location
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.
Made in the Trades
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 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
Information session dates for the Fall Evening Academy:
May 31, 2023 at 6:00pm
*All information sessions are held in room 102 in the Public Safety Services building
Deadline for the enrollment process: June 9, 2023
Mandatory Orientation: June 17, 2023
Regular Fall Class:
Program is FULL
Mandatory Orientation: July 15, 2023
- 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 Fire Academy Packet 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
Great Oaks Career Campuses is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (council.org)