Public Education

To help fulfill our mission statement we provide numerous free training opportunities to the public.

Fire Extinguisher Training

We offer Fire Extinguisher training to businesses within our coverage area. Contact Fire Prevention Captain Mark Miller via phone 419-289-6511 or email for scheduling and further information. 

Safety Lectures

We are more than happy to preform a fire safety speech at your home, business, classroom, or event. We can adapt this speech to the correct age and circumstances as needed. We can even bring apparatus (fire trucks, ambulances, etc.) if manpower allows. Please contact the fire station for scheduling and further information. 

Infant and Child Car Seat Installation and Inspection 

The Ashland Fire Department has multiple Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians. They have completed 40 hours of instruction, practical evaluation, and continuing education. The technicians are available to demonstrate proper car seat installation and to inspect your infant/child car seat. Please contact the fire department at 419-289-6511 and ask to speak to a car seat technician to schedule an appointment or to ask questions regarding your child's car seat. 

CPR / First Aid Training

We currently offer a number of different American Heart Association CPR certification, re-certification and first aid training courses. Due to COVID-19, classes held will utilize blended and eLearning. Students are encouraged to visit and purchase the appropriate course they need. After completion of the online portion, contact Ashland Fire at 419-289-6511, ask to speak with EMS Capt Tyler Smith or an EMS Instructor to set up a day and time for you to complete the hands-on skills test portion. Once the hands-on skills test portion is completed, Ashland Fire will issue you an E-Card at no additional cost. All courses are provided at the Ashland Fire Station, 274 Cleveland Ave., Ashland, OH 44805. Please contact the Ashland Fire Department with any additional questions or concerns. If you need to schedule a class for your business or group, please contact EMS Captain Tyler Smith at 419-289-6511 or email at The division reserves the right to cancel any class with less than 24 hour notice. If this should happen, we will attempt to reschedule if possible.

Below are all the descriptions of the courses with links to the courses. Click on the green bold for the course you need and it should take you directly to the AHA website for that particular course.

Heartsaver - CPR & AED

Description: Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. The AHA's Heartsaver CPR AED Course is a classroom, instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years. (American Heart Association)


Heartsaver - First Aid

Description: Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. (American Heart Association)



Description: The AHA’s BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives from cardiac arrest. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. (American Heart Association)



Additional Information

From the Chief's Desk


EMS Billing

Updated 5-2018