Jun 06, 2020  
2017-18 College Catalog 
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Science Certifications

Successful completion of a program of study at the College does not guarantee licensure, certification, employment in a relevant occupation, or transferability/admission to other educational institutions or programs.

Campus Offered



Administration, Faculty and Staff Credentials

Advisory Committee 

Certificate Goals and Outcomes  



Department of Fire Science and Emergency Preparedness


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Richard Ottensman, Fire Charter Manager Center for Emergency Preparedness (FTS) 107 (567) 661-2271 richard_ottensman@owens.edu
Mark King, Chair Center for Emergency Preparedness (FTS) 122 (567) 661-7439 mark_king@owens.edu
Ann D. Theis, Dean Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7280 ann_theis@owens.edu


Certificates of Accreditation are issued by Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, State Board of Emergency Medical Services through March 31, 2020.  (Accreditation Number 344).  For more information concerning the certificates of accreditation contact the Emergency Medical Services Division, Attention: EMS Accreditation, 1970 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 182073, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073, web address www.publicsafety.ohio.gov.

The Paramedic Program of Owens Community College is accredited through May, 2022 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Fire Charter is issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Charter Number 344, (Renewal site visit January 2018). For more information concerning the fire charter contact the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Services, Charles D. Shipley Building, 1970 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 182073, Columbus, Ohio, 43218-2073, web address www.publicsafety.ohio.gov.

Certification Courses

Owens Community College offers qualifying certification courses.  Upon completion of one or more of the courses, a certification examination is available at Owens Community College.

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certification   

Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certification   

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certification   

Fire Fighter I Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF1)  

Fire Fighter II Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF2)