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Public Safety - Fire and EMT

Students will analyze and practice skills outlined in the Ohio Department of Public Safety Fire protection and Ohio Emergency Medical Services rules and regulations in preparation for Firefighter I & II curriculum and EMT licensure. Students learn the history of firefighting, ground operations, fire science, fire suppression, use of protective equipment, rescue equipment, tools, and appliances. Students will apply knowledge by training with fire equipment, live-fire exercises, and practicing a variety of rescue situations. Students will apply knowledge and skills to advanced training in fire suppression, fire science, rescue, equipment, tools, appliances, and hazardous materials operations. Students who successfully complete this course at a chartered institution will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Ohio EMT certification.

Students in this program will learn:

  • The foundational concepts of firefighting safety and emergency medical services
  • Students learn the history of firefighting, ground operations, fire science, fire suppression, use of protective equipment, rescue equipment, tools, and appliances
  • Students will train with fire equipment and practice a variety of rescue techniques
  • After completion of Firefighter 1 students will apply their knowledge to another level in preparation for their Firefighter 2 test
  • Students will assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of illnesses and injuries in the process of providing pre-hospital care to provide life-saving first aid

College Connection

Public Safety - Fire and EMT Higher Education Options

Graduates can continue on to either a two-year associate degree or a four-year bachelor's degree in criminal justice, with a focus on either police science/police administration or corrections, offered at Youngstown State University and Kent State University. Because of age and education requirements in most public security areas, a three- or four-year delay is likely before you can legally become a public peace officer. Your MCCTC Criminal Justice education can also help you specialize in security, intelligence or police work in the armed forces.

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Career Resources

Public Safety - Fire and EMT Career Options

Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Emergency Dispatcher
  • Retail/Industrial Security Specialist
  • Store Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Firefighter

Public Safety - Fire and EMT Industry Credentials

  • FFI &FFII (12 credits)
  • EMT (12 credits)
  • CPR (1)
  • OSHA (1)

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Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406

High School - 330-729-4000 Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mr. Michael Stanko, President
  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Vice-president
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member

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