Training Opportunities

The Central Joint Fire District provides a wide array of training opportunities for its members as well as Fire / EMS personnel from around Northwest Ohio.  Central Joint Fire / EMS instructors teach through Vangauard – Sentinel Adult Career & Technology Center in Fremont Ohio. All courses are offered in our facility located at 13179 Mermill RD Portage Ohio.

The first Monday of every month, we provide EMS Continuing Education training for CEUs. Our department has a number of instructors and we cover a variety of EMS topics.

Some of the courses that we offer include:


Designed to meet or exceed the certification requirements established in the Ohio Revised Code for volunteers and a portion of the training and educational standards identified in NFPA 1001.  All students must be sponsored by a fire department.


A course for the VFF, EMS organizations, or industry that responds to emergencies to render care prior to certified EMTs arrival.  Covers all aspects of emergency care needed for life-saving techniques. Course is for State of Ohio certification. Certified testing, both written and practical is included.

FIREFIGHTER LEVEL 1- and Level 1 Transition

Level I certification requires a minimum of 120 hours training; the course provides comprehensive introduction and practice of basic fire fighting concepts and skills, and permits the students to practice the skills. Includes live fire training.  The transition course is a course for those who have the Ohio Firefighter 1a course and wish to move to the full Level 1.

AHA BLS Healthcare provider CPR

We have several American Heart Association CPR instructors on our staff. We hold the classes at our station to maintain our certifications of BLS Healthcare Provider.  Interested in any of the listed courses or have questions about our EMS CEUs? Contact us at 419-686-4545 or! top