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Train for a rewarding career with Tolles Public Safety courses in Firefighting I/II, EMT, and Career Development options.
Josh McDowell, 
Public Safety Coordinator
614-873-4666 ext. 4335
[email protected]
For more information:
Alisha Alexander-Bolton
614-873-4666, ext. 4248
[email protected]

A full-time firefighter in the State of Ohio requires the following certifications: Firefighter I & II, hazardous materials awareness, hazardous materials operations and incident command system 100 & 700. According to the Bureau Labor and Statistic Occupational Employment Statistics 2020 survey, the median annual wage for a full-time firefighter was $50,440.

Did you know that about 90% of Fire Departments in Central Ohio are dual departments? Dual departments provide both fire and EMS services. State of Ohio EMS certifications includes EMT, Intermediate and Paramedic. EMS personnel must also have a hazardous materials awareness course and incident command system 100 & 700.

We offer all firefighter and EMT certification courses each semester. This allows you to move from one course to the other and finish with your base-level education in less than a year. Our courses are transferable to any State of Ohio higher education facility if you choose to add to your base education. Tolles has over 30 professional firefighters and EMS personnel on staff, many of whom are decision-makers within their respective departments. Give us a call and let us discuss your future with you.
All courses require a copy of your driver's license and auto insurance and an application fee of $50 prior to orientation.

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