Best Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Ohio 2021

Those interested in becoming a firefighter should earn a fire science degree. Course topics include report writing, fire science law, hazardous materials, mass casualty incident management, fire behavior and combustion, building construction, fire rescue procedures, and methods of controlling different types of fires. Students will learn how to treat victims? injuries with emergency medical services, prepare written reports on fire or emergency incidents, and clean and maintain equipment.

A firefighter puts out fires, rescues victims, and responds to other emergencies such as car accidents and natural disasters. It's also a firefighter's job to teach people about fire safety, inspect buildings for fire hazards, and plan escape routes and emergency firefighting strategies. Firefighters generally have a higher rate of injury and illness than the national average because of overexposure to flames and smoke. Firefighters need to be physically fit, dedicated, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives, and able to think clearly while under lots of stress. Aside from being a firefighter, career options are available as a forest fire inspector, fire equipment specialist, fire safety building inspector, and fire department chief.

Firefighters are usually certified as emergency medical technicians at the EMT-Basic level; and all firefighters must go through 12 to 18 weeks of simulation training to learn how to operate fire engines, fire extinguishers, ladders, hoses, axes, and other firefighting equipment.

List of all Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Ohio

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Logo University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
3/5
28 : 1 39,263
O C Collins Career Center Logo O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake, OH     345
Warren County Career Center Logo Warren County Career Center Lebanon, OH     188
Great Oaks Career Campuses Logo Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH     246
EHOVE Career Center Logo EHOVE Career Center Milan, OH     270
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Logo Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark, OH     323
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Logo Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Canfield, OH     93
Zane State College Logo Zane State College Zanesville, OH
2/5
55 : 1 2,262
Auburn Career Center Logo Auburn Career Center Concord Twp, OH     128
Columbus State Community College Logo Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
2/5
81 : 1 28,159
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Logo Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
2/5
54 : 1 7,890
Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center Logo Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center Van Wert, OH     74
Knox County Career Center Logo Knox County Career Center Mount Vernon, OH     188
Central Ohio Technical College Logo Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
2/5
57 : 1 3,469
Belmont College Logo Belmont College St Clairsville, OH
2/5
30 : 1 856
Apollo Career Center Logo Apollo Career Center Lima, OH     496
Lakeland Community College Logo Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH
2/5
57 : 1 6,628
Owens Community College Logo Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
2/5
78 : 1 9,310
Sinclair Community College Logo Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
2/5
57 : 1 18,794
Lorain County Community College Logo Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
2/5
84 : 1 10,206

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