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 Vanguard – Sentinel Adult Career & Technology Center in Fremont Ohio.  All courses are offered in our facility located at 13179 Mermill RD Portage Ohio.

 Courses are offered on demand, meaning that as a course meets the minimum number of students it is offered.  We try our best to offer the Volunteer Firefighter course in the Fall and Spring along with an EMR course over the winter months.  Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions.

Course Descriptions: For full course offerings, please click the Adult Workforce Development Course Catalog.


Our monthly EMS CEU’s are open to any firefighter / EMT who is interested in participating with us on the first Tuesday of each month.  Participants will earn up to three hours of continuing education credit by attending these engaging classes.  No need to sign up, just stop by our station.  All classes begin at 7:00PM.  

CPR Course

Are you in need of a CPR course?  Complete the application below and we will be happy to schedule a course as soon as we have a full roster.

Application for CPR Course


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.

Prospective students should complete the Application for Volunteer Firefighter Course to be placed on the waiting list for the next course.


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.

Prospective students should complete the Application for Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) Training to be placed on the waiting list for the next course.