Asked by: Daouya Etxaniz
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th April, 2020

How do I become a volunteer firefighter in Ohio?

To be eligible for a Volunteer Firefighter certification, an individual shall complete a State of Ohio Certified Volunteer Firefighter Course; a 36-hour introductory, awareness-level course, provided by an Ohio chartered fire training program.

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Just so, how long does it take to become a firefighter in Ohio?

The duration will vary, but generally training lasts from 4 to 6 months. The training is paid, and upon graduation you begin your one-year probationary period. Depending on the academy's curriculum, recruits may also need to get the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certificate.

Also Know, how can I volunteer for fire fighting? Step 1: Contact your local volunteer fire department

  1. If there isn't a volunteer fire station in your community, check out surrounding areas.
  2. Some fire departments do have residency restrictions, so ask about those in your call.
  3. Call the non-emergency number and avoid tying up the fire dispatcher.

Also to know is, how hard is it to become a volunteer firefighter?

Requirements for becoming a volunteer firefighter vary by fire department. Most departments require firefighters to be 18 years of age or older and hold a high school diploma or the equivalent. Candidates are generally required to pass written and physical exams, drug screenings and background checks.

What do volunteer firefighters get paid?

The average salary for a Volunteer Firefighter is $12.47 per hour in the United States.

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