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Public Safety Academy

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  • Work alongside law enforcement, fire, and EMT professionals as a first responder to keep the community safe
  • Apply forensic investigative techniques to process crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, bag evidence, and interrogate suspects
  • Experience the thrill of using advanced firefighting vehicles and equipment in “live fire” and other life-threatening situations
CAREER FOCUS: Prepared for advanced certification, immediate employment, and further education

Clinicals ~ College Credit ~ Certifications
 
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  • Red Cross CPR & First Aid
  • APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator 
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety - Hazardous Material Awareness
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety – Hazardous Material Operations
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – NIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – NIMS 200 Emergency Management Institute 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – NIMS 700 National Incident Management System
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety - Fire Fighter 240 Hour (Paid Fire Fighter)
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – EMT - Basic
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CT2 Available at All Ohio Post-Secondary Institutions that Offer a Similar Course

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CTFF003 Career Firefighter 1 & 2 - 11 Semester Hours 

Lakeland Community College

CRMJ 1230 Introduction to Criminal Investigation - 3 Semester Hours

CRMJ 2213 Criminal Investigation – 3 Semester Hours

HLTH 1100 Introduction to U.S. Health Care System – 2 Semester Hours

FIRE 1100 Introduction to Fire & Emergency Services - 3 Semester Hours

FIRE 1150 Firefighter Orientation - 1 Semester Hours

FIRE 1340 Hazardous Materials for First Responders – 1 Semester Hours

FIRE 2150 Advanced Firefighter - 3 Semester Hours

FIRE 2205 Fire Service Hydraulics - 2 Semester Hours

 

Hocking College

COMM 104 Job Search Techniques – 1 Semester Hours

FS 105 Orientation to Fire Service – 1 Semester Hours

FS 110  Fire Fighting 1 – 7 Semester Hours

FS 115 Fire Fighting 2 – 7 Semester Hours

EM 100 Emergency Victim Care - 7 Semester Hours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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Junior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Government: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit
Science: 1 High School Credit

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  • Drug Free Clubs of America
  • National Honor Society
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Youth Philanthropy Board 
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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Ohio Annual Salary $43,490 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $20.91 /hour

Education Required High School Diploma

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.

Police Patrol Officers   

Ohio Annual Salary $60,760 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $29.21 /hour

Education Required High School Diploma

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

Firefighters

Ohio Annual Salary $46,360 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $22.29 /hour

Education Required Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics

Ohio Annual Salary $29,350 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $14.11 /hour

Education Required Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. 

 

Forensic Science Technician

Ohio Annual Salary $63,100 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $30.34 /hour

Education Required Bachelor’s Degree

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

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