Jul 17, 2019  
2018-19 College Catalog 
2018-19 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Fire Fighter II Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF2)

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, Chair, Fire Services Center for Emergency Preparedness (FTS) 107 (567) 661-2271 richard_ottensman@owens.edu
Mark King, Chair, Criminal Justice 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 Owens Community College Paramedic Program 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). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.  To contact CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992, www.coaemsp.org.

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 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.