“Firefighter” means an individual who holds a certificate as a volunteer firefighter, firefighter I, or firefighter II, issued by the chief executive officer of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 4765-20 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
Certification is required by section 3737.66 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Chartered fire training programs may admit only individuals who are at least eighteen years of age, except that a chartered program may admit a student who is seventeen years old provided that the student has graduated or is enrolled in the twelfth or final grade in a secondary school program. Other firefighter course entrance requirements vary depending on the level of certification sought. For example, applicants for a Firefighter II transition course are required to hold a certification as a Firefighter I for admission. In addition, chartered fire training programs may have minimum requirements for admission into firefighter training courses. For further information please reference Chapter 4765-24 and Chapter 4765-20 of the Ohio Administrative Code or contact an Ohio chartered fire training program to discuss firefighter course admission requirements.
Ohio Administrative Code: 4765-20-02
An initial Firefighter application may not be submitted until you have completed all course requirements and have been approved to take the state certification examination. Upon successful completion of the certification examination conducted at an Ohio chartered fire training program, you will automatically be directed to the application for certification. Do not close out of the examination site until you have completed and submitted the application.
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