HFD Training Center

Logo EmblemHOWLAND TOWNSHIP FIRE AND EMS
TRAINING CENTER

169 Niles Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
Phone: (330) 856-5022

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Registration Form      Announcement

Class Dates: August 14, 2017 – December 21, 2017  

         Classes are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 10 PM,

         Saturday classes: September 9, October 21, November 4 & December 2

         CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) – August 26 from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

         No class on Monday, September 04, 2017 – Labor Day

         No class on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving

Location: Howland Fire Department – Station 30

               169 Niles-Cortland Rd. NE, Warren

Cost:  $1,050.00 Registration Fee Includes CPR class, class shirt, books, materials & online learning management system

Cash, checks or money orders are accepted. (Payable to the Howland Training Center)

Additional Costs: BCI Background Check – To be completed on own

Class size: Limited to the first 26 eligible people that pay the class fee in full by the July 31st registration deadline.

Prerequisite:

             Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) check paid for by the candidate at choice of location. Due before the start of class.

              Students may enter the program if they are at least 17 years old and in their final year of high school. All students are required to take an entry level placement test prior to being accepted into the program. This test will cover reading, mathematical computation, language, and spelling.

              The placement test will be offered on the followings dates:

                                 Monday, July 10 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Wednesday, July 12 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Tuesday, July 18 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Thursday, July 20 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Saturday, July 22 at 9 AM ONLY

               If you can’t make the dates and times listed above, please contact the training center and we will try to accommodate your schedule.

               The test is given at the Howland Fire Department at 169 Niles Cortland Rd NE (near the intersection of Route 46 and E. Market). Park in the rear of the building and enter through the glass door #2 located under the awing. You will need to allow 1-1/2 hours to take the test. Please check the date that you are taking the pretest on your registration form and return. You may come in anytime between the hours shown above. The test on Saturday is only offered at 9 AM. There is no fee to take the test. Students are permitted to take the test twice.

NIMS:  (National Incident Management System) Effective September 30, 2006, all EMS personnel must have NIMS courses IS-100.b and IS-700.a as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to Homeland Security Directives HSPD-5 and HSPD-8. Students are responsible for obtaining both courses on-line at www.training.fema.gov

There is no cost to take the courses. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you when you successfully complete each course. You must submit copies of your Certificates of Completions for both courses by the required dates shown on your class syllabus.

If you like, you may take these on-line courses prior to the start of class. If you have questions on how to take these courses, more information will be provided by your instructor when the class starts.

CPR: All students will be required to take a CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) course. The cost of this class is included in your registration fee. If you do not attend our class, you will be responsible for taking the course elsewhere and for the cost of the course. The class will be held on a Saturday, August 26 from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

Refund Policy:

100% - Withdrawal one (1) week prior to the start of class

50% - Approved withdrawal through the second week of class

0% - Withdrawal after the second week of class

It may take up to 90 days for any refunds

No refund on books once they are used.

National Registry Test Date: Students who successfully complete the course, meet attendance requirements and demonstrate practical skill competency will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. The National Registry exam is only offered at Pearson Vue testing centers. The closest testing sites are in Beachwood (Cleveland area) and Bath (Akron area). The National Registry exam fee is $80.00 for each attempt. You will have 3 attempts to successfully pass the National Registry exam. This fee is payable directly to the National Registry and is not part of your registration fee.

Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017.

Payment in full is due when you have passed the placement test making you eligible to take the course. Students are encouraged to submit their registration form and schedule their pretest as soon as possible.

Acceptance to the program will be determined by the placement test and receipt of payment or purchase order. Once payment is made you will be notified when you can pick up your textbook and workbook for the class.

Make checks or money orders payable in full to the Howland Training Center. Purchase orders will only be accepted from Fire Departments.

If you have any questions, please call Howland Training Center at 330-856-5022, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM.

Registration Form Announcement Physical Form

The Howland Training Center will be offering a Firefighter I class. The class will run Wednesdays and Sundays. Students are expected to attend all classes.

Class Dates: Wednesday. September 6, 2017 through Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Times: Wednesday class meets 6 PM to 9 or 10 PM depending on the topic being taught.

              Sunday class meets 8 AM to 4 or 5 PM depending on the topic being taught.

Location: Vienna Fire Department; 833 Youngstown Kingsville Rd, Vienna OH

Cost: Funding will be requested through the 2017 State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Training Grant. Please be advised that this funding is first come, first served and may not be available. Below is the possible cost, please plan accordingly.

               $1,100.00 – includes Registration, book & study guide

               $155.00 - Turnout gear rental fee if needed.

               Gear supplied from a sponsoring department must be NFPA compliant.

Class size: Limited to the first 15 eligible people that pay the class fee in full by the August 21st registration deadline.

Students must provide the following information the first night of class:

  •               A copy of Ohio driver’s license
  •               Completed NFPA compliant physical examination by Doctor – Forms attached or available on website Department physicals will be accepted if done within the past year and are NFPA compliant.
  •               Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI) check paid for by the candidate.
  •               A copy of NIMS 100 and 700 certifications. See NIMS information below:

NIMS: (National Incident Management System) Effective September 30, 2006, all EMS & Fire personnel must have NIMS courses IS-100.b and IS-700.a as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to Homeland Security Directives HSPD-5 and HSPD-8. Students are responsible for obtaining both courses on-line at www.training.fema.gov

There is no cost to take the courses. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you when you successfully complete each course. You must submit copies of your Certificates of Completions for both courses by the required dates shown on your class syllabus.

If you like, you may take these on-line courses prior to the start of class. If you have questions on how to take these courses, more information will be provided by your instructor when the class starts.

CPR: All students will be required to take a CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) course. The cost of this class is included in your registration fee.

Refund Policy: 100% - Withdrawal one (1) week prior to the start of class

                            50% - Approved withdrawal through the second week of class

                            0% - Withdrawal after the second week of class

                            It may take up to 90 days for any refunds. No refund on books once they are used.

ProBoard: Following the issuance of an Ohio Firefighter II certificate to practice, the firefighter will be emailed a notice of eligibility and a link to apply for Pro Board certification. To be eligible, a score of 70% or higher must be obtained on both the level I and level II portions of the exam.

On successful completion of the course, students have 3 attempts to take the computer based state test. There is no charge for the first attempt. There could be a $10.00 testing fee if a 2nd or 3rd attempt is needed.

Registration Deadline: August 21, 2017

Make checks or money orders payable in full to the Howland Training Center. Purchase orders will only be accepted from Fire Departments. Fire Departments sponsoring students may be eligible for the State Fire Marshal Fire I Grant. See State Fire Marshal website for details.

If you have any questions, please call the Howland Training Center at 330-856-5022, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM.

Fire Academy Brochure     Registration Packet

                     Class Dates:     Monday, June 5, 2017 – Saturday, July 29, 2017

                       Classes are held Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

                       The State fire exam will be given on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Howland Station #30.

Location :           Brookfield Fire Department                                                                 

774 State Route 7, Brookfield, OH 44403

Cost:                   $1,600 - Registration & 2 Class Shirts

                             $122.50 – Book, Workbook & online learning management system      

                             $1,722.50                   

Additional Costs:         $155.00 Rental Gear

                                         $25.00 BCI Background Check

Gear supplied from a sponsoring department must be NFPA compliant.

Orientation:       Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00 pm

Howland Fire Department, 169 Niles-Cortland Rd. Warren

Class size:          Limited to the first 15 eligible people that pay the class fee in full by the May 15 registration deadline.

Prerequisite:      Students may enter the program if they are at least 17 years old and in their final year of high school. 

Students must provide the following information at Orientation:

  • A copy of Ohio driver’s license
  • Completed NFPA compliant physical examination by Doctor – Forms attached or available on website
  • Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) check paid for by the candidate.

NIMS:              (National Incident Management System) Effective September 30, 2006, all EMS & Fire                personnel must have NIMS courses IS-100.b and IS-700.a as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to Homeland Security Directives HSPD-5 and HSPD-8. Students are responsible for obtaining both courses on-line at www.training.fema.gov

There is no cost to take the courses. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you when you successfully complete each course. You must submit copies of your Certificates of Completions for both courses by the required dates shown on your class syllabus.

If you like, you may take these on-line courses prior to the start of class. If you have questions on how to take these courses, more information will be provided by your instructor when the class starts.

ProBoard:       CPR:                All students will be required to take a CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) course. The cost of   this class is included in your registration fee.

                        Refund Policy:

                        100% - Withdrawal one (1) week prior to the start of class

                        50% - Approved withdrawal through the second week of class

                         0% - Withdrawal after the second week of class

                        It may take up to 90 days for any refunds. No refund on books once they are used.

                        ProBoard:       Following the issuance of an Ohio Firefighter II certificate to practice, the firefighter will be emailed a notice of eligibility and a link to apply for Pro Board certification. To be eligible, a score of 70% or higher must be obtained on both the level I and level II portions of the exam.

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2017

                        Make checks or money orders payable in full to the Howland Training Center. Purchase orders will only be accepted from Fire Departments. Fire Departments sponsoring students may be eligible for the State Fire Marshal Reimbursement Grant. See State Fire Marshal website for details.

If you have any questions, please call Natalie Gifford at 330-856-5022, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM.