Jul 02, 2020  
2017-18 College Catalog 
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Fire Fighter I Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF1)

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

Credits Required



Submit Interest Card

Gainful Employment Information  

Administration, Faculty and Staff Credentials




Advisory Committee 

Certificate Goals and Outcomes 



Department of Fire Science and Emergency Preparedness


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Nathan Burtscher, Program Manager Center for Emergency Preparedness (FTS) 106 (567) 661-2140 nathan_burtscher@owens.edu
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.  (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 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, (Expires December 1, 2017). 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 Examination

Upon completion of the courses, a certification examination is available at Owens Community College.

Required Courses

Petition for Certificate Completion

Students are eligible to become a candidate for a Certificate when the student has completed all necessary requirements. Students who are registering for their final semester of course work must submit a petition for certificate completion by accessing their Ozone account.

Visit the Owens website for petition deadline dates and fee information.  For more information regarding certificate completion refer to Chapter 2 - Academic College Policy, 3358:11-2-51, Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures.