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      


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

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.