How much training does a firefighter have?

Boardman Firefighters receive State of Ohio-mandated recruit firefighter training at the Ohio Fire Academy in Columbus. After recruit training Boardman, Firefighters receive on-the-job training from senior firefighters and the officers at the Boardman Fire Department.

Various training seminars at the local, county, state and national level are regularly available and Boardman Firefighters are encouraged to attend with expenses paid for by Boardman Township.

Also, ongoing in-service training is provided on a weekly basis from 9:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m. on each of the three operating shifts. However, these training periods, while effective, are subject to unforeseen interruptions such as emergency responses, bad weather and various other commitments that develop time to time.

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