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.


Cancellation and refund policy: Registrations are transferable to other people. A full refund of the seminar registration fee may be obtained provided the Fire Code Academy receives written notification at least 14 days prior to the start of the seminar. “No-shows” are ineligible for refunds. Special circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Our seminars are subject to cancellation when pre-registration fall below the minimum number of attendees or other situations arise.


The Fire Code Academy and our parent company Campus Fire Safety Com LLC cannot be responsible for losses resulting from the cancellation of any seminar.






        Fire Code Academy's 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.





Covid-19 Protocols for FCA Training Programs


All Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors attending any Fire Code Academy (FCA) Sponsored program shall comply with the following:



The Fire Code Academy and our parent company acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and the fact that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health authorities recommend practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, and other safety measures. Based upon recommendations by the CDC and the State of Ohio, we have put into place reasonable preventative measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. These measures include, but are not limited to, distancing students from each other, hand washing reminders, and other steps. 


To be allowed admittance into the training facility, all persons shall agree to the following:

  I. Face coverings in class will be in accordance with the State of Ohio and/or Federal mandates at that specific time. Face coverings are optional at this time.

  II. Have not been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the start of the course.

  III. Currently not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or any new loss of taste or smell.  

  IV. Scan their own temperature at home prior to leaving for class. If your temperature is 100.4 or above, please do not come to class and e-mail us indicating the situation.

  VI. May be required to sign and agree to a "Liability Waiver and Release" Holding the Fire Code Academy, our parent company, the training host, training partners, and others harmless regarding Covid-19.


Note: Any training program or activity may be cancelled or schedules modified based upon actions of the State of Ohio or other circumstances beyond our control. This list of requirements and our protocols maybe subject to change without notice.  









City of Columbus Division of Fire

High-Rise / High-Risk Fire Safety Director Training

24 Hour (3) Days of Training


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


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


Cost $350.00




The City of Columbus, Ohio Fire Prevention Code 2509.06 requires all High-Rise buildings in the City to have a trained and Certified Fire Safety Director, and Certified Deputy Director(s) on site.


The Fire Code Academy has been grated authority by the Columbus Division of Fire to instruct and ceretify 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.  


Ohio Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Continuing Education (CEUs). We are offering CEUs for attending 1, 2 or all 3 days. Day 1 is 6-hours of Fire Behavior, History of Fire, and Emergency Responder Radio systems. Day 2 is 7-hours of fire protection systems and Introduction to the Ohio Fire Code. Day 3 is 6-hours of Emergency action planning & evacuation and fire drill basics. Contact us directly at Training@FireCodeAcademy.com for more information and to register to attend the fire service CEU portion of days 1, 2, and/or 3.


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



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. 





October 17, 19, 24 - 2023 [Session 2023-03]  Note: registration will close on October 12, 2023






Important - Please Read Before Registering Regarding Course Payments

We are not accepting credit card payments during registration at this time. Check payments only unless other arrangements have been made. Each person will receive an invoice as part of their confirmation e-mail.


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 and all registration fees will be due.





Plans Review 101 for Fire Code Officials


December 6th, 7th, and 8th - 2023


Howland Township, Ohio [North East Ohio, Cleveland area]


Howland Township Fire Department

Training Center

169 Niles Cortland Road NE

 Waren, OH 44484

Cost $339.00



This introductory 3-day (17-hour) class 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.


This course has been approved for 17 hours of continuing education for those who hold a certification issued from the Ohio Board of Building Standards (OBBS).


Learn from the experts! 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.


Upon completion, students will be able to Identify the need for a plan review, describe the steps of the plan review process, explain the general elements of a systematic plans review, discuss site plans, building plans & construction drawings for plans review, determine if plans meet egress code requirements, describe types of fire protection systems, and determining if fire protection system plans are code compliant.


Mandatory - Each student must have their own copy of the Ohio Fire & Building Code as well as a Civil Engineer and Architect Scale/Ruler


Registrations of 5 or more people from the same department: Please contact us at Training@FireCodeAcademy.com for registration instructions and group billing information. Do not register the 5 or more people online.


Download our brochure above for course details.   




Registration will close on Friday December 1st, 2023 at 5:00PM



Important - Please Read Before Registering Regarding Course Payments

We are not accepting credit card payments during registration at this time. Check payments only unless other arrangements have been made. Each person will receive an invoice as part of their confirmation e-mail.


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 and all registration fees will be due.





February 27 & 28, 2023


The Fire Code Expo and the Fire Protection Technology Exposition is a huge part of the annual "Life Safety Forum" Professional Development Series. This 19th annual event for February 27 & 28, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio.

Training and education is very important to ensuring your community remains safe and your knowledge remnains sharp. We pride ourselves on providing the top rated and best conference of its kind. We would like to thank the 350+ people who attended our 18th Annual event in 2022.


Please visit the 2023 conference website and schedule of events - www.LifeSafetyForum.org






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 partner 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.




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 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

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, Life Safety, and Emergency Management Related Services - Please Contact Us 


Community and Workplace Consulting and Education


OSHA Accepted Programs, Fire Extinguisher,

Emergency Planning, Fire Drills






 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 multi-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.







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

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

            Our Partners in Training and Education   







The Nations Only "Fire Code Academy" and we are Proud to be an Ohio Based Business.


Fire Code Academy and our consulting services are a division of CampusFireSafety.com,LLC.
To visit our parent company's website please go to http://www.CampusFireSafety.com



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