HFD Training Center




169 Niles Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
Phone: (330) 856-5022

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Ohio Traffic Incident Management (OTIM)

Date/Time: Thu 12/12/2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Howland Fire and EMS Training Center

                 169 Niles Cortland Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44484

Class Price: $0.00

Description – The OTIM training provides education to responders on the safest and most effective means of processing incident scenes to improve the safety of the responders and the motorists by quickly and efficiently clearing the scene and getting all highway lanes reopened to traffic. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, responders learn how to operate more cooperatively and collectively. The training covers many topics such as learning how the placement of response vehicles can either aid or impede other discipline’s efforts and can impact how quickly traffic flow can be restored. Responders learn about quick clearance concepts to help prevent additional injuries or delays that may result from secondary crashes in the queue of traffic.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who responds to incidents impacting the roadway transportation system, such as Fire Departments, EMS, Law Enforcement (Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol), DOT, Public Works, EPA, EMA, and Towing and Recovery Companies.

Important Note: If you are a Contractor working on major projects for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), attending this version of OTIM does not fulfill the training requirements specified in Plan Note 642-45. There is a separate version of this class called Contractor OTIM Training (or TIM During MOT), which is required of all contractors working on ODOT projects that include Plan Note 642-45. Please fill out this form to request the Contractor OTIM Training.

Instructors – Instructors will vary by session date and location for these statewide classes.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for all participants. Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. There is no charge to attend. Please pre-register using the form below. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Note: this abbreviated training class does not qualify as an elective or other course credit under the LTAP Roads Scholar training recognition program (however, Roads Scholar participants are still welcome to attend).


Registration Form      Announcement

Class Dates: January 13, 2020 - May 18, 2020

         Classes are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 10 PM,

         Saturday classes: March 14, April 18, May 9

         CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) – February 22 from 9:30 AM - 2 PM  

Location: Howland Fire Department – Station 30

               169 Niles-Cortland Rd. NE, Warren

Cost:  $1,100.00 Registration Fee Includes CPR class, class shirt, books, materials & online learning management system

Cash, checks or money orders are accepted. (Payable to the Howland Training Center)

Additional Costs: BCI Background Check – To be completed on own

Class size: Limited to the first 26 eligible people that pay the class fee in full by theDecember 20th registration deadline.


             Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) check paid for by the candidate at choice of location. Due before the start of class.

              Students may enter the program if they are at least 17 years old and in their final year of high school. All students are required to take an entry level placement test prior to being accepted into the program. This test will cover reading, mathematical computation, language, and spelling.

              The placement test will be offered on the followings dates:

                                 Monday, December 2 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                              Wednesday, December 4 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                              Tuesday, December 10 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                              Thursday, December 12between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                              Saturday, December 14 at 9 AM ONLY

               If you can’t make the dates and times listed above, please contact the training center and we will try to accommodate your schedule.

               The test is given at the Howland Fire Department at 169 Niles Cortland Rd NE (near the intersection of Route 46 and E. Market). Park in the rear of the building and enter through the glass door #2 located under the awing. You will need to allow 1-1/2 hours to take the test. Please check the date that you are taking the pretest on your registration form and return. You may come in anytime between the hours shown above. The test on Saturday is only offered at 9 AM. There is no fee to take the test. Students are permitted to take the test twice.

NIMS:  (National Incident Management System) Effective September 30, 2006, all EMS personnel must have NIMS courses IS-100.b and IS-700.a as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to Homeland Security Directives HSPD-5 and HSPD-8. Students are responsible for obtaining both courses on-line at www.training.fema.gov

There is no cost to take the courses. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you when you successfully complete each course. You must submit copies of your Certificates of Completions for both courses by the required dates shown on your class syllabus.

If you like, you may take these on-line courses prior to the start of class. If you have questions on how to take these courses, more information will be provided by your instructor when the class starts.

CPR: All students will be required to take a CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) course. The cost of this class is included in your registration fee. If you do not attend our class, you will be responsible for taking the course elsewhere and for the cost of the course. The class will be held on a Saturday, February 22 from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

Refund Policy:

100% - Withdrawal one (1) week prior to the start of class

50% - Approved withdrawal through the second week of class

0% - Withdrawal after the second week of class

It may take up to 90 days for any refunds

No refund on books once they are used.

National Registry Test Date: Students who successfully complete the course, meet attendance requirements and demonstrate practical skill competency will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. The National Registry exam is only offered at Pearson Vue testing centers. The closest testing sites are in Beachwood (Cleveland area) and Bath (Akron area). The National Registry exam fee is $80.00 for each attempt. You will have 3 attempts to successfully pass the National Registry exam. This fee is payable directly to the National Registry and is not part of your registration fee.

Registration Deadline: December 20, 2019

Payment in full is due when you have passed the placement test making you eligible to take the course. Students are encouraged to submit their registration form and schedule their pretest as soon as possible.

Acceptance to the program will be determined by the placement test and receipt of payment or purchase order. Once payment is made you will be notified when you can pick up your textbook and workbook for the class.

Make checks or money orders payable in full to the Howland Training Center. Purchase orders will only be accepted from Fire Departments.

If you have any questions, please call Howland Training Center at 330-856-5022, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM.

Registration Packet

Class Dates: Tuesday’s, Sunday’s & every other Thursday: January 14, 2020 – April 23, 2020

          The State fire exam will be given on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Howland Station #30.

Times: Tuesday and Thursday classes meet from 6 PM – 10 PM. Sunday classes meet from 8 AM - 4 PM (varies).

Location: Newton Falls Elementary School; 907 Milton Blvd, Newton Falls, OH 44444

Cost: Funding will be requested through the 2019/2020 State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Training Grant. Please be advised that this funding is first come, first served and may not be available. Below is the possible cost, please plan accordingly.

        $1100.00 Registration

        $130.00 Books & online learning platform (Navigate)

        $1,230.00 Total

        $525.00 Rental Gear – Turnout Gear Rental, Inc (not included in Grant)

        BCI Background Check – To be completed on own

        Gear supplied from a sponsoring department must be within NFPA 10 yr. compliance