Eastland Career Center

Are you interested in serving the public and ensuring people’s safety? Have you always dreamed of becoming a firefighter since you were a kid? Now you have the opportunity to pursue that dream while doing good in the world and serving others.

Eastland-Fairfield is offering a one-year, senior-only Firefighting program stationed at Eastland Career Center and in partnership with local fire departments that can launch your public service career. You will learn the skills necessary to put you in a position to begin work in this competitive and rigorous career field or be prepared to further your education and training after high school.

A Worthy Calling
Firefighting isn’t for the faint of heart. It is a high calling and a physically demanding, rigorous career field. As such, students interested in this program should have a commitment to fitness as well as a strong work ethic. The program will prepare students for a field of work that values teamwork, workplace etiquette, pride, and ownership.

Burning Wisdom
Gain valuable, real-world, hands-on experiences while studying in this one-year program.

Areas of study may include:

  • First aid and CPR
  • Emergency vehicle drivers training
  • Fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medicine
  • Hazardous materials training
  • General operation of required tools and equipment
  • CPR and basic care for the ill and injured
  • Scene safety

Career Pathways

As the need for first responders continues to grow, make the choice for your future with these careers:

  • Firefighter

  • Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor

  • Fire Inspector

  • EMT/Paramedic (with additional training)

  • Fire Investigator

Credentials Available

Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Firefighter I

Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Firefighter II


Apply to Eastland-Fairfield and the Firefighting program, today!



The uniform for the Firefighting program is established by the program's instructors and will be provided as part of enrolling in the program. Students may also purchase EFCTS spirit wear when not in full uniform. If you have questions on the Firefighting uniform requirements, please contact your instructor.

Contact Us

Rick Best

Lea Wandling
Assistand Chief
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