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EMS and Fire Online Training Opportunities

Ohio Division of EMS announces flexible training options in light of COVID-19 pandemic

A message from the Ohio Division of EMS:

Attention OH Emergency Responders:

In an effort to support our emergency responders with flexible training options given recent class cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPS and the Ohio Fire Academy have chosen to continue the support and use of Action Training Systems, Inc. (ATS), to supplement traditional face-to-face instruction. This includes access for all Ohio fire departments, EMS agencies, firefighters, and emergency responders. Licenses for purchase include access to the COMPLETE lineup of Action Training Systems online interactive courses, including Fire, EMS and Industrial Fire Brigades catalogs.

Each fire course has been developed in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and each EMS course has been developed in accordance with the National EMS Education Standards.

Ohio EMS providers will now be able to participate in Action Training trackable online interactive courseware from any place, at any time with an internet connection, for an annual fee of only $30 per person.

Participation is 100% voluntary. To learn more, please contact Jusup Lowry with Action Training at 800-755-1440 x107, or by email at

Additionally, the Ohio Fire Academy (OFA) has negotiated with the Health & Safety Institute (HSI) for greatly reduced pricing on online training memberships for all Ohio firefighters, EMS providers, and their departments. Annual membership fees of $26/person provide access to over 130 fire CE courses, each of which is designed to comply with the codes and standards established by the NFPA as well as continuing education requirements in Ohio.

Annual membership fees of $26/person provide over 100 EMS CE courses that are ALS and BLS approved as well as by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE, formerly CECBEMS). CAPCE-approved courses meet national standards and are accepted by the state of Ohio and the National Registry of EMTs.

The HSI courses can be found at the Ohio Fire Online Training System:

Thank you for your service and please stay safe.

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