University of Akron

Professional Firefighter Academy

Offered by the Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials, part of UA's College of Applied Science and Technology

The Professional Firefighter Academy will give you the training you need to begin your career as an emergency service professional. Students receive training from some of the top fire instructors in the state, and they learn how to perform in the safest, efficient and effective ways possible while working on an emergency scene. Finally, upon successful completion of the academy and receiving Ohio certification as a Firefighter II, our students earn college credit toward a fire-protection associate degree.


About the course

Dates: August 25 to December 2, 2014

Time: M, Tu, W, Th and Sa from 8 a.m. to noon. Details

This course meets current NFPA 1001 Standard Professional Firefighter Professional Qualifications and includes 16 Hours of emergency vehicle operations drivers training. (All University of Akron students will receive 10 credit hours toward their Fire Protection Associate degree upon completion of this course and passing the State Examination.) In addition, in accordance to NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, students will receive certification for hazardous materials awareness and operations. Finally students will receive certificates of completion for the  National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS- 100 & ICS- 700 courses.

Turnout gear is REQUIRED for this training. The cost is $600 if you need to rent it from us.

The book that you need for class is: Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Third Edition ISBN-13: 9781284059656

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