Program Overview

Firefighting is a one-year, senior-only program that is stationed at Eastland Career Center. Eastland-Fairfield's strong partnerships with local fire departments allow students unique, real-life opportunities to launch their public service careers. The program will prepare students for a field of work that values teamwork, physical fitness, workplace etiquette, pride, and ownership.

Students will feel the heat, literally, while training inside in-service firehouses, extinguishing simulated but very real fire, and learning from active and retired firefighters from around Central Ohio.

A Firefighting student stands outside of an EMS vehicle in full turnout gear.

What you will learn

  • 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

  • Firefighter

  • Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor

  • Fire Inspector

  • EMT/Paramedic (with additional training)

  • Fire Investigator

Firefighting students hold a hose spraying water on a burning car

What else do I need to know?


Eastland Career Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Program Length

This is a one-year program designed for seniors, only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet your instructors

Rick Best headshot

Rick Best

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Lea Wandling