Topics to be
covered are equipment, pump operations, and how to extinguish a fire from the
exterior. Participants will also take the state certification exam.
The program is
designed to attract volunteers by providing the required 36 hours of training
for free in a more convenient format than the typical, periodic classes that
last for several weeks or months.
Thompson says fire
chiefs have praised these classes’ more condensed structure and the ability to
provide quality training to volunteer departments that often cannot afford the classes
through vocational schools and private trainers.
About 70 percent
of Ohio’s fire departments are staffed by some 30,000 volunteer firefighters.
To enroll in the
May training session, contact Jay Clevenger at the Ohio Fire Academy at (614)