Course Calendar


We offer four easy ways to register.

Concealed Weapons Permit Training

If you are looking for the best all-around training for your concealed weapons permit then train with the best! Our Police Academy Certified Firearms instructors bring experience and knowledge to the classroom and range. We are rated as the best in NW Ohio by our customers. This 12-hour course is required by the Ohio Attorney General in order to obtain your concealed weapons permit. It is also a required prerequisite course for all of our advanced firearms training programs.

56219     Mon – Wed     9/18 – 9/20       6 – 10 p.m.     CEP     $119
56220     Mon – Wed    10/16 – 10/18     6 – 10 p.m.     CEP     $119
56221     Mon – Wed     11/13 – 11/15       6 – 10 p.m.     CEP     $119
56222     Mon – Wed     12/11 – 12/13     6 – 10 p.m.     CEP     $119

Incident Safety Officer

Incidents in recent years increased the need for response to a wide variety of emergency situations and have dramatically raised the fire service's awareness of the need for responder safety programs. Upon completion of this 14-hour course, the participant will be able to identify and analyze safety concerns as they relate to all-hazards scene evaluations and communicate recommended solutions to the command authority. Persons attending this course should have a working knowledge of the incident command system and building construction principles.

Mon – Thu     9/18 – 9/21     6 – 9:30 p.m.     CEP     $75

36-Hour Volunteer Firefighter

The course provides the basic level knowledge and skills required to become a certified volunteer firefighter in the State of Ohio. Topics covered in this course include: Fire Behavior, PPE, Ladders, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Rope & Knots, Water Supply, Fire Control. Student will need to provide book: Fundamentals of Firefighter Skills Textbook & Workbook, 3rd Edition.

Sa     09/23 – 10/28     8 a.m. – 3 p.m.     CEP     $390

Haz-Mat Technician

During this 40-hour course you will have the opportunity to practice material learned in the classroom through hands-on exercises and will prepare you to recognize, respond and terminate a weapon of mass destruction event. You will learn the use of ICS, CBRNE, prevention and deterrence, clothing protection, basic chemistry, air monitoring instruments, control containment and confinement techniques. The course conforms to all competencies for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 as well as NFPA 472 Chapter 7 competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians.

Sat     10/21 – 11/18     8 a.m. – 5 p.m.     CEP     $390

Haz-Mat Safety Officer

This course provides the students with the necessary skills, knowledge and tools to preform Safety Officer functions within the incident command system. Covers the competencies in NFPA 472-2012.

Tu/Wed/Thu     10/24 – 10/26     8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     CEP     $199

Fire Safety Inspector

This 80-hour course is designed to meet requirements for Fire Safety Inspector as prescribed by the Ohio Administrative Code 4765-20-03: Qualifications for a fire safety inspector certificate, through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and NFPA 1031. Students learn the skills necessary to conduct fire safety inspections and will gain an understanding of the fire inspector’s role in code enforcement, general fire prevention practices, fire safety requirements related to hazardous materials, electrical systems and fire protections systems. Requirements: You must be a certified Firefighter through the state of Ohio Department of Public Safety. Completed NIMS 100 and 700.

Tue-Thu     10/31 – 12/16     6 – 10 p.m.     CEP     $490
Sat     9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Ohio Fire Academy courses offered at Owens Community College

  • Firefighter Mile Testing, October 14, $60
  • Leadership I, Fire & EMS: Strategies for Company Success, October 14 & 15, $50
  • Leadership, Accountability, Culture & Knowledge (L.A.C.K.), October 18, $45
  • Leadership II, Fire & EMS: Strategies for Personal Success, November 18 & 19, $50
  • Leadership III, Fire & EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success, December 9 & 10, $50

Call Andrew Carter at (567) 661-2081 or (419) 308-5266 for registration details or visit OFA.com.ohio.gov/acadisviewer/login.aspx for details.

Motorcycle Safety Training, Basic Rider Course

Weekly classes offered March through October.
Register and pay the $50 course fee directly with the State of Ohio at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov.
Call (567) 661-2411 for more information