Butler Tech Fire Rescue Academy

Adult Education

Public Safety

Fire Rescue Academy

Butler Tech Fire Rescue Academy

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.

Individuals with a criminal record who are interested in obtaining an EMS or Fire certification may inquire whether their criminal record disqualifies them from obtaining a certification by visiting the State of Ohio EMS website.


Enrollment open

In Person

Full Time

Fire Rescue Academy

Course Highlights

The Fire Rescue Academy includes the following courses:

  • Ohio Firefighter Levels I & II, CPR
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator
  • First Aid & CPR Training
  • Hazard Recognition Officer
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Service Pump Operator
  • Advanced Fire Attack
  • Rope Fundamentals

Schedule WorkKeys



Books / Supplies


SUPPLIES: $2,700

Total Costs

(Cost for student purchased textbooks is not included in this total)

Anticipated Salary

$50,850 per year; $24.45 per hour

Next Upcoming Program

August 26

Fire Rescue Academy Day: 08-26-2024 - 02-20-2025
FF I & II Mon-Fri 8am-5pm | EMT portion Tues/Thurs 8am-5pm
Public Safety Liberty Twp Campus

February 3

Fire Rescue Academy Evening: 02-03-2025 - 10-09-2025
Mon-Thurs 5-10pm | every other Sat 8am-5pm
Public Safety Liberty Twp Campus

August 25

Fire Rescue Academy Day: 08-25-2025 - 02-26-2026
FF I & II Mon-Fri 8am-5pm | EMT portion Tues/Thurs 8am-5pm
Public Safety Liberty Twp Campus