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DPS, City to provide update on Fire/EMS CTE Program

Brittany Miller Belmont High School News, News

WHO: DPS and City officials, DPS Fire/EMS students

WHAT: Update on Fire/EMS Program, video and photo opportunity at student training session

WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 11 a.m.

Dayton Fire Training Center
200 McFadden Ave.
Dayton, OH 45403


View livestream/video

The Dayton Public School District and the City of Dayton will provide an update on the Fire/EMS CTE Program that launched in 2019. Media will also have the opportunity to film/photograph students in action at the Training Center.

Speakers will include:

Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, Superintendent, Dayton Public Schools

Shelley Dickstein, Dayton City Manager

Chief Jeff Lykins, Fire Director, Dayton Fire Department

Select students will be available for interview

The Fire/EMS Program is a result of a partnership between DPS and the City and is an extension of the City of Dayton’s Homegrown Heroes initiative that seeks to increase the number of women and minorities in the City’s safety forces.

The program is open to students in grades 10-12 and is housed at Belmont High School. Students who complete the program will be qualified to apply for entry-level positions with the Dayton Fire Department upon graduation.

Classes are taught by DFD instructors and include courses in career exploration and emergency medical services, as well as certification courses for the Firefighter I And EMT exams.

Interested students can fill out a CTE Application.

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