Fire Rescue Academy

Butler Tech Fire Rescue Academy Student

If you have the passion and interest to make a difference as a firefighter, Butler Tech’s Fire Rescue Academy will prepare you for this rewarding and challenging career. We offer both day and evening academics and can get you trained and ready to work in 4 to 6 months, depending on which option you choose. You’ll receive excellent instruction from experienced faculty and up to 40 hours of training in our propane-fueled fire tower at Butler Tech’s state-of-the-art Public Safety Education Complex.

The Fire Rescue Academy includes the following courses: Firefighter I, Firefighter II Transition, Advanced Firefighting, Anatomy & Physiology, and Emergency Medical Technician.

You can register for these courses individually or combined under the academy.  As an individual course they do not meet the required minimum number of hours to qualify for State and Federal aid.  By including the courses in an academy they are over the minimum 600 hours required for financial aid.

Enrollment Requirements

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Program Times

Full Time | 626 Hours

Upcoming classes:   Mar 16 – Oct 20, 2020 | Mon-Fri | 6 – 10pm

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Program Costs

Tuition $5,083 | Books/Supplies $2,245

Total $7,328

Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Students who successfully complete the program will receive certifications in:

  • Ohio Firefighter Levels I & II
  • EMT – Basic Certification
  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation

Salary Statistics

2018 Median Pay (Bureau of Labor Statistics) : $49,620 per year | $23.85 per hour

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Virtual Tour

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