Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials
The Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials brings the University, government and industry together into one comprehensive regional center to integrate educational programs, fire and hazardous materials training and other applications of fire and safety technology. The Center is chartered from the Division of EMS and offers all State Certified Classes for firefighter certification. The Center employs 190 certified Emergency Services Instructors to fill any training requirement for municipal and business and industry. The center coordinates seminars and workshops presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Fire Academy, the Division of State Fire Marshal and other related organizations. Training in all phases of hazardous materials containment and fire prevention and control is provided under contract to various municipalities, industries and agencies. The programs are supported by the faculty of the Fire Protection Technology degree program and the Emergency Management degree program in association with other state and nationally recognized professionals. The Training Center services a multi-county area, having partnerships with Portage Lakes Career Center, Macedonia Fire Department, and Lakemore Fire Department. We also run 3 University of Akron Fire Academies and 3 high school Fire Academies that include Portage Lakes Career Center, Four Cities Compact, and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.