Fire Rescue Academy

Butler Tech Fire Rescue Academy Student

 Enrollment Information during COVID-19

Now Enrolling for our September 14 Day Academy!

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As of June 1, 2020 our campuses are open to visitors with limited office hours. Current Campus Office Hours. It is recommended to schedule visits by calling 513-645-8200 or emailing Public  Safety Secretary Lisa Carter  Our staff also continues to work from home to help you stay on track to get enrolled and answer your questions. If you are interested in touring a campus, please email

For the safety of all, you will be required to wear a mask upong entering our campus buildings.  We ask that you adhere to the 6 foot social distancing recommendations and avoid visiting if you don’t feel well. Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate these new guidelines!

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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.  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 before the first day 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: September 14, 2020 – January 21, 2021 Day Academy | February 1, 2021 Evening Academy

Program Costs

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

Total $8,089

(If you are only enrolling in Firefighter I & II,  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 by the first day of class)

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

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Steps for Enrollment


Helpful Links:

WorkKeys Practice Tests

Schedule Your WorkKeys

Financial Aid options

FAFSA form

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

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

Virtual Tour

Step inside one of our training vehicles!