Careers in Firefighting, Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Paramedic
Auburn's Workforce Education Department offers a number of Fire Science Courses, including:
Firefighter I & II training and education program is designed to train students for an entry-level position into the fire service. Extra time spent on building construction, ropes and EVOC. A student who has successfully completed the Firefighter I & II course is eligible to take the certification examination. Classes are held Thursdays and Saturdays as well as some Fridays and Sundays. Additional fees may apply for immunizations, fingerprints and drug screening. ODPS#302
Prerequisite: Prior medical training with a minimum of AHA CPR/First Aid Card is required.
Preferred: ODPS EMS certification.
Certifications: 244 ODPS Firefighter Certification, 16 EVOC Course
The Fire Inspector Program is an 80-hour, 2-week course going over the State of Ohio Curriculum. The course uses the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire Inspector Principles and Practice 1st Edition book, Ohio Fire Code and Ohio Building Code. Students do not have to purchase the codebooks if sponsoring department or student has current up to date Ohio Fire Code and Ohio Building Code books. The course is a mix of didactic and practical application. Students will utilize Blackboard online learning to do take-home work.
AHA First Aid: Students will learn to provide first aid to all ages and receive a First Aid Course completion card valid for two years. This course meets the prerequisite requirements for all Ohio Firefighter I & II Programs.
AHA Heartsaver CPR AED: One day course that covers AHA Heartsaver CPR and AED for all ages. This course meets the prerequisite requirements for all Ohio Firefighter I & II Programs.
Paramedic: This intensive, 1020-hour course meets the new National Standard Curriculum for Paramedic. It is a comprehensive, rigorous State of Ohio accredited program designed to take a Basic or Intermediate EMT to the next level in the EMS or firefighting career. The course integrates online, classroom, practical, and clinical experiences to provide refinement of learned skills . Successful completion of this exam is necessary for State of Ohio Paramedic certification. ODPS Accreditation #302. Alternate Saturday’s from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Auburn Career Center Paramedic program is in good standing with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Prerequisite: EMT-Basic or Intermediate EMT