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EMS 1150 — Volunteer Firefighter 2 Credit hours  2.67 Contact hours

Demonstrates both the cognitive and psychomotor skills required to function as a volunteer firefighter. The basic training class is required by the state of Ohio for all new volunteer firefighters. Topics will include safety, fire behavior, personal protective equipment and much more. Participants are instructed that they cannot perform the duties of a firefighter or participate in live burn evaluations prior to obtaining state certification. Special Notes: All students are required to attend all scheduled classes, pass both a written and practical examination to successfully complete this course. To become certified, students must also pass the Division of EMS Volunteer Fire Exam. This course is offered at Apollo Career Center (Ohio Fire Charter Number 102) through articulated or dual enrollment at Rhodes State College, students must meet admission requirements set forth by Apollo Career Center and the state of Ohio, which include a felony/misdemeanor waiver statement. Students must be at least 18 years old. Interested students should contact the EMS Department Chair for schedule.