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2014-2015 Grant Award List
New Fire Rules
Fire training and education rules effective April 7, 2014, require passing a practical skills exam to be eligible for Firefighter I or II certification. Practical skills can only be evaluated by trained evaluators. E-mail Doug Orahood or call (614) 752-3960 for questions.

Practical Skills Evaluator Training Course Manual
Practical Skills Evaluator Training webcast – April 30, 2014
Practical Skills Evaluator Training   PowerPoint    PDF
Frequently Asked Questions
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Preparedness for Ohio EMS
To learn more about Ebola, you can visit the Ohio Department of Health's dedicated website or refer to their fact sheet.
Officials worry Delaware Co. EMS referral plan may lead people to not dial 911 – jems.com
Cleveland, county officials say Northeast Ohio remains free of Ebola virus – Cleveland.com
Emergency meeting and new safety steps for Cleveland First-Responders – WOIO
Ohio Issues Enhanced Ebola Quarantine Protocols
Ohio Department of Health and State Healthcare Leaders Conduct Ebola Preparedness Tabletop Exercise and Planning Seminar
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The Division of EMS is always seeking ways to improve our service. The EMS Suggestion Box is an invitation to share suggestions about how our processes and procedual matters may be improved.