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Firefighting/EMT Academy

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Warrensville Heights High School/Tri-C

In this fast-paced and highly challenging program, you’ll learn about the science of firefighting, fire prevention, and the safety and hazards associated with fires. You’ll study the behavior, suppression, compartmentalization, and investigation of fire and its related emergencies, and all the associated training of an Emergency Medical Technician. Students will spend their senior year on the campus of Cuyahoga Community College Fire Academy earning college credit and the opportunity to become certified Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians.

Recommended Skills and Traits for Success:

  • Read and comprehend directions
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Innovative problem solver
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Hard-working self-starter
  • Eager to participate in physical activity
  • Desire to compete and succeed in the Fire Program

Fire & EMT Pathway

  • Firefighter I and II
  • EMT Basic
  • Dispatch

College Credit Opportunities

  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • 250 Hours of Fire
  • 480 Hours of EMT
  • 12 Fire Credits
  • 8 EMT Credits
  • 4 HASMAT and Dispatch Hours may transfer to any state school

Industry Credentials

  • Firefighter I and II
  • NR EMT Basic
  • Hazmat Tech
  • APCO 802

Two-Year Program

  • Grade 11: Fundamentals of Fire and EMT
  • Grade 12: Join the Adult Fire and EMS Academy at Tri-C; Certifications in Professional Fire and EMT along with a scholarship for paramedic school through Tri-C


Richard Wilcox
Firefighter/EMT, Fire Instructor, Paramedic, Hazmat Tech, EMT Instructor 
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