Mission Statement -  It is our mission to offer affordable professional level training, consulting, and continuing education in the fields of modern fire science, fire protection, fire prevention, code enforcement, and emergency response. To serve as a leader in advancing professionalism in those fields by designing and delivering high quality education to prepares members of the fire service for competent practice as firefighters, inspectors, educators, and beyond.

Vision Statement - It’s our vision; the Fire Code Academy will remain one of the premier education and training organizations, using consistent quality assessment tools and quality improvement strategies through a structured environment with a team of qualified instructors and educators.  


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Click on the Ohio Fire Code and/or the Ohio Building Code icons to view the 2017 Codes Currently in Effect.







The Fire Code Academy (FCA) provides affordable, comprehensive and practical education in the administration, application and enforcement of the Ohio Fire Code, the International Fire Code, NFPA 101, Fire Inspection Techniques, Fire Protection Systems, Plan Review, Firefighter CEUs, Fire Service Management & Leadership, OSHA required trainings, and related subjects.

We encompasses all major model codes and our training programs are designed for the Fire Service as well as Private Industry (safety and risk management) personnel.


We are committed to excellence by offering exceptional educational programs by providing knowledgeable and experienced instructors and providing opportunities for fire and industry professionals to advance their careers.


Our cadre of “Certified Fire Safety Inspectors” will assist your fire department or private business in conducting fire inspections or risk reduction surveys in your community or on your company property.


For interested agencies; we will assist your organization in the management of your fire inspection and/or fire training programs.


For Ohio certified firefighters and fire safety inspectors; programs offered through the FCA meet and/or exceeded the continuing education requirements as set fourth in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Sections 4765-20-11 for Firefighters and 4765-20-12 for Fire Safety Inspectors, as approved by the attendees fire chief or a chartered program director.



Affordable Training "Close to Home"


The best thing about about us - we try to bring the training & education Close to Home into your area of the State or Region.


We can train multiple members of your organization, in your community, for a fraction of the cost you would pay to send them out of town or provide multiple online memberships.


Our leadership team and staff can tailor make affordable training programs to meet your neeeds.








The 2020 Fire Protection & Life Safety Forum




17th Annual - Fire Code Expo & Fire Protection Technology Exhibition
Code Updates, Latest Trents in Fire Protection Technology, and Continuing Education


17th Annual - Campus Fire Safety & Emergency Management Conference

Professional Development Conference


 2020 - Firefighter Safety Symposium
Firefighter and Chief Officer Training & Continuing Education
Sponsored and Hosted by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Foundation


March 2nd, and 3rd, 2020  -  Hyatt Regency Hotel - Columbus, Ohio


Visit the Conference website for more information - www.LifeSafetyForum.org





Plans Review 101 for Fire Code Officials

November 6, 7, and 8 (2019) – Monroe (Middletown area) Ohio




This introductory plan review course is designed to meet the needs of the fire code official and fire protection inspector. Combining classroom instruction and a "hands-on" learning approach; this course addresses code applications during building construction/renovation, code interpretations, acceptance testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems.


This 3-day class (18 hours of CEUs) defines the primary role and responsibility of the Fire Department during the plan review process. We will discuss the importance of communicating effectively between the fire code official and design professionals, building officials and local governmental agencies.


Download Our Training Brochure For Detailed Course Information 



We also will invoice your organization with a PO Number provided during registration


No refunds for cancellations within 14 days of the start date of the class.
A no-show constitutes a cancellation less than 14 days of the start of the class.




City of Columbus Division of Fire
Required High-Rise Fire Safety Director Training

24 Hour (3) Days of Training


65 East State St - Conference Center - Suite 260 - Columbus, Ohio 43215

Note: Session 20-03 only will be held at Ohio State University - See brochure for more information


Class Times (each day) 8:00 AM until approximatly 5:00 PM


Cost $295 - No Lunch Provided  or  Cost $330 - Yes Lunch is Provided




The City of Columbus, Ohio Fire Prevention Code 2504.04 requires all High-Rise buildings in the City to have a trained and Certified Fire Safety Director, and Certified Deputy Director(s) on site.


On August 7th, 2019 The Fire Code Academy was grated authority by the Columbus Division of Fire to instruct this required High-Rise safety course and train those who have been designated as Fire Safety Directors, Deputy Fire Safety Directors, Evacuation Supervisors, and anyone else interested in high-rise fire safety.  


We have scheduled training programs here in the City of Columbus starting next month and going through the end of year. We are expecting a high demand for this training. I have enclosed additional information about the High-Rise Fire Safety Director Certification course including training dates and locations.



Continuing Education Approval: This course has been approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing for 23 hours of Continuing Education. 




** Please Note Regarding Course Prerequisites: Originally we required the “FEMA - Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100.c Online Course” be completed ahead of time. This Prerequisite is no longer required before the class starts as we are now covering that material with in the High-Rise course itself. Please disregard the prerequisite section of the brochures and flyers you may have received promoting this course.


Download Our Training Brochure For Detailed Course Information Including Options for Parking 


 2019 Sessions


Session # 5 - Nov 05, 07, 12 (Tue, Thu, Tue).



Session # 6 - Dec 03, 05, 10 (Tue, Thu, Tue).





 2020 Sessions


Session # 20-01  Jan 14, 21, 28  (Tue, Tue, Tue). Registration Cut off Date: 1/10/2020 at 5:00 PM




Session # 20-02 




Session # 20-03  Feb 4, 5, 6  (Tue, Wed, Thu). Registration Cut off Date: 1/31/2020 at 5:00 PM

Ohio State University - 1314 Kinnear Rd. - Room 700B
Enter through the single grey door facing the lot for the “Education and Training Room”
Please download our brochure (above) for more detailed information including parking logistics




Session # 20-04




Session # 20-05 - Mar 17, 19, 24 (Tue, Thu, Tue). Registration Cut off Date: 3/13/2020 at 5:00 PM




Session # 20-06 - Apr 1, 8, 15 (Wed, Wed, Wed). Registration Cut off Date: 3/27/2020 at 5:00 PM




Session # 20-07 - May 5, 7, 12 (Tue, Thu, Tue). Registration Cut off Date: 5/01/2020 at 5:00 PM




The Fire Code Academy is proud of our educational partnership with “The Building Owners and Managers Association” (BOMA) of Columbus. This partnership allows for affordable and professional training & education.


We also will invoice your organization with a PO Number provided during registration


No refunds for cancellations within 14 days of the start date of the class.
A no-show constitutes a cancellation less than 14 days of the start of the class.



(Ohio) Fire Safety Inspector Refresher Class

Columbus, Ohio Area - April 2020 - Dates TBA- $165.00  



24 hours of CEUs for 2 days of classroom instruction and a take-home portfolio project.  


During this two (2) day trademarked “Fire Inspector Refresher” Course, students will revisit those skills necessary to conduct fire safety inspections confidently and effectively. Participants will gain a better understanding of the fire inspector's role in the code enforcement process, requirements related to fire protection systems, means of egress, legal aspects, and much more. .


Ohio Fire Inspectors are required to obtain 24 hours of CEUs for their Fire Safety Inspector certification. We are the only organization to provide such a combination of classroom and a take-home fire code portfolio project to meet those requirements. 






Fire Code Academy is now a Learning Partner with Columbia Southern University



Students completing any of our training programs two days or longer or attending the "Life Safety Forum"
(The Fire Code Expo) annual conference may be eligible to use our learning partnert benefits.


Columbia Southern University is pleased to have Fire Code Academy (FCA) as a Learning Partner. As a member, this partnership provides a reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format.


The Learning Partner Program provides exclusive benefits to FCA students, as well as all spouses and children. Benefits of the partnership include:

• 10% tuition discount on all classes and waiver of the Application Fee.
• Textbooks provided at no cost.
• Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities for Learning Partner members.
• A complimentary evaluation of previously earned college credits and training/professional certifications for consideration of transfer credit.
• Complimentary access to our Writing and Math specialists through the Student Success Center.

About CSU - Columbia Southern University is a completely online university offering Associates and Bachelor programs in Fire Science & Fire Administration and a Masters programs in Public Administration/Emergency Services Management. CSU also has programs in a wide variety of other disciplines.



Fire Code Academy Provides Accredited Training



Through an educational partnership with Great Oaks Public Safety Servicess we are able to provide "Pro Board" accredited training programs. The mission of Pro Board is to establish an internationally recognized means of acknowledging professional achievement in the fire service and related fields.


CEU's for Engineers: Certain fire protection and code training seminars are now recognized and accepted by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEP) is a single comprehensive education management system for engineers, surveyors, design professionals and quality education providers. Managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies, the purpose of RCEP is to create a comprehensive registry of quality continuing education providers for engineers and related A/E/C industry professionals.



Firefighter Safety Partnership - UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute


The Fire Code Academy is dedicated to the advancement of firefighter safety and wellness. We have partnered with The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) to provide you two days of training and education dedicated to reducing firefighter injuries and deaths.






Not only do we serve the Fire Service, Fire Code Inspectors, and Building Inspectors,

we also provide services to the General Public and Businesses


OSHA Training

Fire Drill Compliance

Plan Review Services

Onsite Fire Code Audits

OSHA Written Programs

High-Rise Fire Safety Information

First Aid, AED and CPR Instruction

Fire Code Audits and Related Services 

Emergency Action Plans and Evacuation Planning

Fire Safety Lectures and Civic Organization Presentations

                                                                Fire Code Required - Emergency Action Plan Development

                                                                Other Fire and Life Safety Related Services - Please Contact Us 


Community and Workplace Consulting and Education


OSHA Accepted Programs, Fire Extinguisher, Firstaid, CPR and AED Training














 Specialized Training for Federal & Military Firefighters



The Fire Code Academy has been selected on multiple occasions to conduct training and educational workshops for Federal and Military Firefighters with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), the United States Army, and the United States Air Force (ANG).


States housing Federal and Military installations served by the Fire Code Academy include: Delaware, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Montana.


September 1, 2012- As part of a five year training agreement - The FCA was awarded a contract to conduct training and education for federal firefighters.  



"All of us at the FCA are sincerely honored to have been chosen to provide training and education to our military firefighters, those who currently protect our military, and those firefighters protecting the veterans who have proudly served our great country".  - Randall L. Hormann, President and CEO















Fire Safety Training and Education for High-Rise Building Management




High-Rise buildings need to have properly trained management personnel in charge of procedures and specific responsibilities before the fire department arrives. Management must be properly trained to assist the fire department with Information about the buildings’ fire and life safety systems and have firm accountability of all occupants.

Most Fire and Building Codes defines a High-Rise as a building with occupied floorss 75 feet or higher above Fire Department access. High-rises present a specific challenge for emergency planning due to their size.

As and owner, tenant or property manager of a high-rise you are responsible for making sure all visitors, employees and tenants of the building understand fire safety and fire drill requirements. We offer many valuable resources for preparing for a high rise fire emergency.

Our emergency evacuation training presentations are designed so participants get the information they need in a format that is easy to understand and remember during an actual emergency.

We specialize in creating and reviewing emergency action plans and the specific training needed for the High-Rise Building Fire Safety Director, Floor Wardens, and Tenants.  Let us prepare you for and oversee your Code Required Evacuation Drills.





 Instructor Employment Opportunities


The Fire Code Academy is currently looking to add contract adjunct faculty to our educational team. We pride ourselves on having some of the best - most qualified instructors for the subject matter being taught.  

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The Fire Code Academy now offers affordable Independent Study / Portfolio work for CEUs


Are you tired of sitting through boring lectures? Not always able to log in for online web based classes? We have the answer to your dilemma. We are the first to offer an Independent Study (Portfolio) type of project for CEUs.


This program emphasizes the creation of an independent body of work providing an opportunity for the student to pursue specific training for certain code enforcement and firefighting related topics.


A majority of the project is founded on the principle of scenario based problem solving and related research.


 Please e-mail us for more information on our portfolio projects.


"My experience with your course was awesome and impressive. The course made you work and think. It really pulled together the importance of how inspectors have the potential to save many lives. I enjoyed working on this course in this fashion" - Captain/Paramedic (Ohio)




The Fire Code Academy's President contracted by the ICC as a technical expert on the Ohio Fire Code 

Founding President and CEO - Randy Hormann; has been recruited by and agreed to be a subject matter expert on the Ohio Fire Code and work with the International Code Council on training and educational projects.  







Ohio Fire Chief's Association Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    Proud to be a member and past Presidential Sponsor of the Annual Conference

   Our Partners in Training and Education   







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