Site: Mayfield High School
COLLEGE CREDITS - Tech Prep / CT2
Two-year program: grades 11-12
Students interested in Fire and EMS should be in good physical condition, have a desire to learn medical knowledge, have concern for the well-being of other people, have the ability to work on a team, and be able to remain calm under pressure.
The Fire/EMS Training Academy is a two-year program. The first year of the curriculum covers the foundation of firefighting and EMS, which looks at such topics as the history of public safety, ethics, first aid/CPR, medical emergencies, fire behavior, communications, Hazmat training and much more. Juniors attend program at Tri-C East; seniors attend at Tri-C West. Students will be able to obtain an EMT certification and Fire Fighter I and II certification or APCO Telecommunication Certificates, allowing them to search for employment in those careers at the age of 18.
NOTE FOR JUNIORS: Students will need to be 16 yrs old by August 15 prior to starting Fire/EMS. Students who will be juniors in the Fire/EMS Training program in school year 2019-2020 and beyond will need to meet certain requirements in order to proceed to senior year. These criteria are: ALL of the following-obtain AHA CPR card, completion of NIMS 100, completion of NIMS 700, accumulated GPA 2.5 minimum, and senior status at home school OR taking and earning a total score of 13 on the  WorkKeys tests.
- Education: Kent State University - CTTE Teacher Certification, Montgomery Collage - General Studies AA, Montgomery County Fire/Rescue Training Academy - Paramedic, Fire Fighter Certification.
- Work Experience: Fire/EMS Training Academy Instructor (7 yrs); Montgomery County Fire Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic (7 years).
- Awards: Willa K Little Award for Academic Excellence Paramedic Studies.
- Hobbies: Family, Football, Baseball, Hockey, photography, travel, food and drink.