Ohio fire squads using online training to meet requirements

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.

Hearing concerns about the availability and cost of training, the state fire marshal and Ohio Fire Academy turned to the Internet.

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