Public Safety Services

Online registration is not available for the Public Safety programs and courses.  Please contact the Adult Education department for more information (330.725.8461).  Thank you.

Law Enforcement Academy - Full Time
From traffic accident investigation to firearms training, the Law Enforcement program prepares students to sit for the Ohio Peace Officer Exam (OPOTA) and to apply for positions as Sheriff’s Deputies and Police Officers. Training includes unarmed self-defense, driving, legal aspects, and patrol and investigation techniques.

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36-Hour Volunteer Firefighter
Introduces the student to basic concepts, equipment and techniques. After successful completion, student is eligible to sit for State certification exam. Must be 18 years old and out of high school or 17 and in the 12th grade, have a valid Ohio Driver’s license, and clean criminal record to enroll. Students are required to furnish their own turn-out gear and SCBA.

Held at Lafayette Fire Station Number 2

Cost:  $400*
Tue. 6:00p – 10:00p; Sat. 8:00a -5:00p
10/6/2018 – 11/3/2018
3/30/2019 – 5/4/2019

Firefighter Level I Transition
This course consists of 124 hours of basic to intermediate instruction.  Upon completion of this course, firefighters will understand fire, fire suppression and fire suppression systems, fire behavior, fire chemistry, fire rescue, firefighting tools and their uses, appliances, fire equipment, safety, rescue and survival.  Students are required to furnish their own turn-out gear and SCBA and must independently complete a State of Ohio Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations course before completing the course.

124 hours
Cost:  $1,800*
Mon & Wed 6:00p – 10:00p; Sat. 8:00a -5:00p
9/17/2018 – 11/17/2018
2/25/2019 – 4/27/2019

Firefighter Level II Transition
This course is an additional 84-hour course that builds upon the training received in the Firefighter Level I course.  Advanced instruction is provided in fire suppression and fire suppression systems, fire behavior, fire chemistry, fire rescue, firefighting tools and their uses, appliances, fire equipment, safety, survival and hazardous materials operations.  Must be 18 yrs. old, high school graduate, and hold a State of Ohio FFI Certificate.  Students are required to furnish their own turn-out gear and SCBA.

84 hours
Cost:  $1,750*
Tue & Thu 6:00p – 10:00p; Sat. 8:00a -5:00p
9/18/2018 – 11/3/2018
3/5/2019 – 4/13/2019

Firefighter I & II
The Firefighter Level I and II course is a complete firefighter training course.  During this 245-hour course, firefighters learn fire suppression basics and advanced tactics, fire chemistry, fire behavior, fire rescue, extrication, ventilation maneuvers, pump operations, safety, survival and hazardous materials operations.  Must be 18 years old and out of high school and currently hold a State of Ohio Firefighter I certificate.  Students are required to furnish their own turn-out gear and SCBA and must independently complete a State of Ohio Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations course before completing the course.

245 hours
Cost:  $2,950*
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00p – 10:00p; Sat. 8:00a -5:00p
2/25/2019 – 5/18/2019

Fire Service Instructor
Course is 60 hours in length and introduces the student to instruction of adult students and basic teaching techniques. Also includes 4 hours of fire service training and 4 hours of live fire training awareness. Student must pass the Ohio Instructional Methods Examination and complete 10 hours of supervised teaching. Students must possess a current firefighter certificate in good standing, have at least 5 years’ experience as certified firefighter in preceding 7 years, pass instructor knowledge examination at the Firefighter II level with 80% or higher, and comply with rule OAC 4765-20-6 (A)(6) to (A)(12).  PreTest: Required! Contact MCCC For Date

Held at Lawrence Township Fire Department

60 hours
Cost:  $550*
Tue/Thu 6:00p – 10:00p
10/2/2018 – 11/13/2018
3/5/2019 – 4/16/2019

Fire Officer I Hybrid
This course is designed for the first-line company officer/supervisor with a minimum of 5 years of experience and meets the performance and cognitive objectives for the Fire Officer I in current NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer I. Topics include Professionalism, Team Building, Decision Making & Communication Skills, Safety & Risk Management, and Leadership Skills & Styles. This course offers you hybrid delivery of instruction starting with MCCC classroom work, followed by online instruction, supported by additional classroom work.

16 Class Hours / Additional Online Hours

Held at Lawrence Township Fire Department

Cost:  $600*
Wed. 6:00p – 10:00p
9/19/2018 – 11/14/2018
1/9/2019 – 3/6/2019

Fire Officer II Hybrid
This course is designed for the fire officer at, or preparing for promotion to the supervisory/managerial level and meets the performance and cognitive objectives for the Fire Officer II in current NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer II. Must have completed Fire Officer I and hold a valid certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under section 4765.55 of Ohio revised Code (ORC) or equivalent. This course offers you hybrid delivery of instruction starting with MCCC classroom work, followed by online instruction, supported by additional classroom work.

12 Class Hours / Additional Online Hours

Held at Lawrence Township Fire Department

Cost:  $550*
Wed. 6:00p – 10:00p
11/7/2018 – 12/5/2018
2/27/2019 – 3/27/2019

Fire Officer III/IV Hybrid
  Chief officers need to know how to make the transition from company officer to chief officer. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice is designed to help make the transition from company officer to chief officer a smooth evolution. Covering the entire scope of Level III and IV from the NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chief Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and to help prepare future chief officers to become problem-solving leaders for their organizations. For added convenience for our busy students, this class will be offered in the hybrid learning format.

Students will be required to meet 4 evenings at MCCC or offsite location, and are required to successfully complete all required online instruction.

16 Class Hours / Additional Online Hours

Held at Lawrence Township Fire Department

Cost:  $600*
6:00p – 10:00p
Thu. 11/15/2018 – 12/20/2018
Wed. 3/20/2019 – 5/8/2019

Burn Facility
An NFPA1403 Compliant Burn Facility is available to Fire Departments for training purposes. Must be scheduled with the Adult Director at the Medina County Career Center. For further information contact: MCCC, 330-725-8461, 866-896-6222

Fire Tower
A Fire Tower is located on the premises of the Medina County Career Center. The tower is utilized for simulation drills for more comprehensive training of Fire and EMS personnel. Scheduling of the Fire Tower is arranged through the Adult & Continuing Education office.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

204 Hours
Cost: $1,000* (GIBill)
Approved for Adult Diploma Program
Mon, Tue & Thu:  6:00p – 10:00p
Occasional Sat: 9:00a – 1:00p
8/9/2018 – 12/15/2018
1/8/2019 – 6/8/2019

The EMT course is 184 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours at clinical sites. This course prepares individuals to serve on rescue squads, ambulance services and fi re departments. The EMT course uses the new National EMS Education Standards and the National EMS Scope of Practice Model as adopted by the Ohio State EMS Board. Instruction includes cognitive and hands-on skills training. The class is presented by MCCC in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital under Accreditation #122. Clinical rotations will be held at Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital Emergency Room and with the Medina Life Support Team. National Career Readiness Certificate. Prerequisite: HS diploma/GED, current Ohio driver’s license, passing score on entrance exam.

Entrance exam required prior to registration.  Please contact the MCCC Adult Education Office for details.

  • Required text book: Prehospital Emergency Care (10th Edition); Jul 18, 2013; by Joseph J. Mistovich and Keith J. Karren Ph.D. available at www.bradybooks.com or amazon.com
  • TB Test required prior to clinical rotation.

Includes:

  • 184 hours of instructional time
  • 20 hours of clinical rotation at Medina Hospital Emergency Room
  • Hands-on practice in a lab setting
  • Uniform Shirt
  • Registry Exam: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Job placement assistance available

Learning Modules Include:

  • National EMS Education Standards
  • National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  • Safety and Wellness
  • Vitals/History
  • Terminology
  • Patient Assessment
  • Cardio Emergencies
  • Behavioral
  • Trauma Skills
  • Multiple Casualty

Job Outlook According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (SOC Code 29-2041):  Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to create demand for EMTs and paramedics. Demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas will also continue.

Fire Department Health and Safety
The 20 hour Health and Safety Officer course provides a comprehensive overview of the many components of occupational safety and health for the emergency services. This course provides a historical look at industrial safety and health and how history has impacted the emergency services by providing a safer work environment that reduces first-responder deaths and injuries.
This course will focus on fire fighter health and safety and details how to stay safe and healthy in a high-risk environment and includes:

  • Thorough coverage of the “16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives with emphasis on the positive impact these Initiatives can have when implemented;
  • Case studies, review and discussion questions, and additional resources for topics presented;
  • Discussion on the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Held at Lawrence Township Fire Station

Cost:  $250*
Tue. 6:00p – 10:00p
4/24/2018 – 5/22/2018
11/6/2018 – 12/4/2018
4/9/2019 – 5/7/2019

Incident Safety Officer
The best way to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths at incidents is the appointment of a well-prepared proactive Incident Safety Officer(ISO). This 20 hour class primes aspiring and current Safety Officers to meet and exceed the specific job functions outlined in the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, as well as to aggressively pursue the operation of a highly efficient safety program. Topics stressed in this course include the successful handling of incidents involving : Hazardous materials, Technical rescue, Wildland fires.  Additional topics covered include: Reading smoke, Anticipating risk, Predicting building collapse, Improving firefighter rehabilitation, and much more

Cost: $275*
Mon. 6:00p – 10:00p
10/1/2018 – 10/29/2018
2/4/2019 – 3/11/2019

Live Fire Training Awareness
This course is designed to provide fire instructors and assistant fire instructors with an overview of how to plan and conduct live fire training evolutions in a safe and compliant manner. It addresses the problems associated with conducting live fire training evolutions and how we in the fire service can begin to build a culture of safety in our training programs.

The course includes an overview of NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. The course is not intended to provide the skills or knowledge necessary to participate in live fire training evolutions, but serves as a prerequisite for the Live Fire Training Operations Course, designed for fire instructors and assistant fire instructors who will be planning, conducting, and participating in live fire training evolutions. Successful course completion fulfills the live fire training course requirement for fire instructors and assistant fire instructors as set forth in the Ohio Administrative Code Rule 4765-11-15 (A)(3) and 4765-21-03 (B)(6).

Prerequisites:

  1. Student shall hold a valid fire instructor certificate that is in good standing, issued under rule 4765-21-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
  2. Student shall have operated in the live fire training environment and have an understanding of all potential nuances and dangers the situation can present.

Cost:  $75*
6:00p – 10:00p
Thu. 9/27/2018
Wed. 1/16/2019

Live Fire Training Operations Course
NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions involves specific requirements for prerequisite training, evolution planning, development, implementation, supervision & management oversight, monitoring and records management of live fire training evolutions in acquired structures, training center burn buildings and exterior fire evolutions of a variety of types.  This course will provide students with an introduction to the necessary knowledge and tools to properly prepare and conduct live fire training evolutions. The course includes an in-depth analysis of NFPA 1403; addressing evolutions at acquired structures, gas-fired training buildings, non-gas-fired training buildings, and exterior props, vehicle fires and exterior class B fires. The course is broken up into two parts, not to exceed a total of twenty-four (24) course hours.The first part of the training includes extensive classroom activities, including scenario-based learning, group problem-solving/planning, and lecture, culminating in a written examination.The second part of the training includes a live fire training practical where students can put into practice the knowledge learned during the classroom portion of the course. The course concludes with a post-evolution debriefing. The combination of classroom and practical activities allows participants to apply the knowledge of the applicable standards to live fire training activities. Successful course completion fulfills the live fire training course requirement for fire instructors and assistant fire instructors as set forth in the Ohio Administrative Code Rules 4765-21-03(C), 4765-21-05(J), 4765-21-07(B), 4765-21-08(B), 4765-21-09(B), and 4765-21-12(E).

Prerequisites:

  1. Student shall hold a valid fire instructor certificate that is in good standing, issued under rule 4765-21-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
  2. Student shall have an agency sponsor and shall provide a letter signed by their chief and/or training officer approving their participation in the course.
  3. Student shall have successfully completed IS 700 and IS/ICS 100, and ICS 200.

Cost:  $350*
Sat. 8:00a – 5:00p
10/6/2018 – 10/20/2018
3/2/2019 – 3/23/2019

Live Fire Operations Instructor Certification
The Live Fire Instructor Certification provides certificate holders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to safely conduct live fire training evolutions.

Prerequisites:

  1. Possess a current Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor.
  2. Student shall have an agency sponsor.
  3. Shall have successfully completed the following National Incident Management (NIMS) courses:  IS 700, ICS 100 or online equivalent, and ICS 200.

Live Fire Training Job Performance Requirement

Held at Medina County Career Center

Cost:  $200
Sat. 8:00a – 5:00p
10/27/2018 – 11/3/2018
3/30/2019 – 4/6/2019

Online registration is not available, please contact the Adult Education Department to register for these courses.

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