Fire Rescue Academy

Butler Tech Fire Rescue Academy Student

Now Enrolling for our February 1, 2021 Evening Academy!

Show interest here and receive an informational email and link to sign-up for a FREE information session.  You will get to see the campus, learn more about the program and these Fire Rescue Academy Enrollment Steps . We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you reach your career goals!

Once you attend an information session, you will be provided a link to schedule your required physical fitness assessment to enroll. Fire Rescue Academy Physical Fitness Standards

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 & II
  • 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

What if I already have my EMT license?

If you already have a current Ohio EMT license, you may register for just the first term of Firefighter I & II if enrollment limits have not been met. Firefighter I & II Enrollment Checklist On its own, the Firefighter I & II course does not meet the required minimum 600 hours to qualify for State and Federal aid, so full payment of tuition and books/supplies will need to be paid at least two weeks prior to the start of class.

Program Times

Full Time | 626 Hours | Day Academy Mon-Fri,  8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Evening Academy Mon-Fri, 6:00 pm – 10 pm and every other Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Upcoming programs:  February 1, 2021 Evening Academy

Program Costs

Tuition $5,650 | Books/Supplies $2,439

Total $8,089

(If you are only enrolling in the Firefighter I & II section,  financial aid is not available. The tuition is $2,825 and books/supplies are $1,415 for a total of $4,240 that would be due two weeks prior to the start date)

Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify for the full time academy.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Students who successfully complete the program will receive certifications in:

  • Ohio Firefighter Levels I & II
  • CPR & First Aid
  • EMT Certification
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Salary Statistics

2019 Median Pay (Bureau of Labor Statistics) : $50,850 per year | $24.45 per hour

Virtual Tour

Step inside one of our training vehicles!