Ohio emergency personnel use online training to meet increased requirements

State fire marshal set up online courses at Ohio Fire Academy that anyone can take for $20 per year


By Jackie Borchardt
The Dayton Daily News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some Ohio fire departments — including five in the Dayton region — are using a new Internet training service to help firefighters meet new state requirements.

Ohio firefighters and emergency personnel previously did not need to receive additional training or renew their certificates, but a change in state law required firefighters to earn 54 hours of continuing education courses every three years to keep their certification starting in 2010.

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