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Cuyahoga Community College’s Fire Training Academy offers several training options for those interested in the fire and EMS professions.

Fire Fighter Training Academy
The Fire Fighter I & II training courses train individuals for entry-level positions in the exciting career of professional fire service. Training includes topics related to the requirements established by the Ohio Revised Code for Career Fire Fighters and the training and educational requirements identified in NFPA 1001. More than 200 cadets participate in this 260-hour course each year. Every year the Academy offers a:

  • 7-week daytime academy
  • 10-week daytime academy
  • 17-week evening academy

With a student pass rate of 99 percent, Tri-C’s Fire Training Academy is one of the largest and most-respected in Ohio and completion of an academy earns participants 13 credits toward a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Technology.

Fire Advanced Training
Fire Advanced Training courses are designed to improve the training levels of the professional fire fighter. Training is specifically designed for the volunteer, part-time and professional fire fighter.

EMS Advanced Training
EMS Advanced Training courses are offered to certified EMS and Healthcare providers. The programs are designed to enhance the knowledge and skill level of the EMS/Healthcare providers of our region.




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Fire Training Academy Fact Sheet

EMS Advanced Fact Sheet

* Since 2000, more than 12,000 people have taken courses in the Law Enforcement and Fire Training academies at Cuyahoga Community College.

* Nearly every firefighter working for a suburban fire department in Cuyahoga County today has gone through Tri-C’s Fire Training Academy.

* Tri-C’s Fire Training Academy is the largest in Northeast Ohio. Since 2000, 1,389 students have graduated from the Academy.

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