Continuing Education

We are indebted to our speakers and contributors for a strong and expanding series of video based programs  that help to assist in the continuing education of fire & EMS professionals.

  • Ohio Firefighters: earn CE credit with approval of Fire Chief or approved Charter Program Director, per Ohio Adm. Code 4765-20 
    • Questions: Doug Orahood, Ohio EMS Board – Fire Coordinator, 614-752-3960)
  • Ohio EMS: earn EMS credit with approval of your Medical Director or EMS CE Instructor, certified per OAC 4765-9-02

March 14, 2018 - Community Paramedicine Seminar

  • Interview with Shana Merrick (video), Director of Adolescent & Prevention Services, Addiction Services Council, and member of Colerain TWP Quick Response Team
    • Contact: 513-281-7880 or

March 12, 2018 - Community Paramedicine Seminar
Presenters: CP Panel and QRT Panel 

2018 News Coverage

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A white quad copter drone, labeled "MobileComm:", and its white controllor sit on a beige table.

MobileComm EMS Drone

a long, white firetruck-like vehicle with two tall antennas sticking out the back sits outside a building in a parking lot on a cloudy day

Hamilton County Incident Command Center

A view from the back of a large amphitheatre classroom is filled with adults in business casual dress, many in EMS and law enforcement uniform. They are all sitting facing the presenter at the front of the classroom

Over 125 attendees at the seminar in 2016

March 24, 2016: Community Paramedicine Seminar


  • Lisa Connor, Internal Training Coordinator, Talbert House
  • Jennifer S. Bieger, Senior Manager, United Way
  • Kurt L. Reiber, President & CEO, Freestore Foodbank

Video of Panel

October 11, 2014 Seminar & Simulcast (6 hours)

Seminar Flyer - List Of Speakers (PDF)

February 17-21, 2014: One Week Residency Course  
Location: Station 58, Deerfield Township Fire & Rescue

Community Paramedicine - Social Services  (3 hours)
September 27, 2013
(seminar not video recorded)

Community Paramedicine - Best Practices (6 hours)
July 12, 2013 

Videos & PowerPoint slides:

March 27, 2013 - Community Paramedicine Kick-off (3 hours) (PDF)

October 11, 2013 - Firefighter Cardiac Arrest Seminar (1 Hour)
UC Medicine & Environmental Health

June 6, 2013 - Best Practices in EMS Administration and Leadership (6 hours)
UC Fire Science new courses and professors, Fall, 2013

Jan. 10, 2013 - EMS LEGAL & POL. ISSUES (20 FST 3093) - MINI RESIDENCY (3 hours)

March 5, 2012 - Mock Trial - Deerfield Township Fire and Rescue (2-hour video)

Feb. 18, 2012 - Managing a Fire-Based EMS Department (45-minute video)

  • Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun, discussing Columbus FD; seminar at UC Medical College's EMS Midwest Conference, Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, OH

September 2011 - Trauma and Emergency Responders: Lessons from War (0.5 Hours)

Col. Kathy Platoni, US Army Reserve (4 tours of Afghanistan & Iraq; at Ft. Hood, TX day of shootings); psychologist and member of SW Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

June 27, 2011  Homeland Security Seminar (1 hour)   

January 2011   "Lieutenant Sleeping it off at the station": Video of Mock Drinking/FD Suspension (1 Hour)

  • Drinking scene, police traffic stop, sleeping off at station, suspension (video)
    • Thank you to Rob Hogeland, Dayton FD, who plays role of Lieutenant  drinking at bar, and pulled over on his motorcycle; Fire Chief Bill Kramer, Deerfield Township Fire Rescue (retired), who plays role of Fire Chief suspending the Lt.; and firefighter Larry White, Forest Park FD, who plays role of IAFF Local President.

November 2010: Homeland Security & Emergency Management (6.5 Hours)     

June 2010 Photoelectric v. Ionization Smoke Alarms (2.75 Hours)

New:  Oct. 15, 2013 - PowerPoint presentation slides by Dean Dennis to Allied Construction Industries, with Prof. Larry Bennett (PDF)

June 2010: DNR ORDERS – Ohio State Bar Association (5 minute video)

April 2010: QUICK CLEAR LAW – Ohio State Bar Association (5 minute video) 

March 2010: STOPPING FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES - Ohio State   Bar Association (5 minute video)


July 2009  Firefighter Cancers and Wellness (2.5 Hours)

Firefighter Cancers - Fire Department Management Prevention Programs (July 12, 2009)

CEAS, University of Cincinnati
Fire Science & Emergency Management Department
745 Baldwin Hall 
2850 Campus Way, Cincinnati OH 45221

To watch seminar videos on iTunesU, logon to iTunes U and select any of the 7 videos.

First time iTunes users please logon to Apple's iTunes download page to get started with iTunes installation. For help with installation or on how to view the seminar videos, click here for a step by step tutorial.

  • District Chief Ron Texter, Cincinnati FD, Health & Safety Officer: changes implemented after FD investigation of LODD of Oscar Armstrong in 2003.
    • To watch Texter's video, logon to iTunes U and click on the video with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness- Ron Texter".
  • Dr. Erin N. Haynes - UC Department of Environmental Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: new UC study being launched (powerpoints of prior studies by Dr. Grace LeMasters and Dr. Stewart Baxter are posted at - click Officer Development Seminars)
    • To watch Hayne's video, logon to iTunes U and click on the video with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness- Erin Haynes".
  • Assistant Chief Preston Moore, Whitehall FD, Columbus, OH
    • To watch Moore's video, logon to iTunes U and click on the video with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness- Preston Moore".
  • Dr. William B. Lovett, MD, Cincinnati and Franklin, OH: conducting annual firefighter / EMS physicals that comply with NFPA 1582. 
    • To watch Lovett's video, logon to iTunes U and click on the video with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness- Bill Lovett".
  • Captain Tim McDonnell, Indianapolis FD, IN (Indiana Regional Coordinator,
    • To watch McDonnell's video, logon to iTunes U and click on the one with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness- Tim McDonnell".
  • Firefighter / paramedic Tim Jones, Cal Fire, 
    • To watch Jones's video, logon to iTunes U and click on the video with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness- Tim Jones".
  • Seminar agenda (PDF)
  • To watch the Opening Remarks, logon to iTunes U and click on the video with a caption "Firefighter Cancer/Wellness Seminar".
  • "Wife of deceased firefighter - stresses importance of ALWAYS wearing breathing apparatus." (PDF)