Earlier this month, East Liverpool officials will administer a civil service examination to 19 individuals who want to become an entry level firefighter here.
Just last month, city firefighter Joshua Coil marked a milestone in his life, earning his state certification to become a firefighter less than one year after being hired.
A 2009 graduate of East Liverpool High School, Coil said that it seemed like a fitting job once he returned home from Afghanistan, where he was a member of the United States Marine Reserves assigned to convoy escort duty.
“I was born and raised here in East Liverpool, so I just wanted to give back,” he explained.
After returning in 2011 to his hometown, Coil worked in construction and coached high school wrestling at his alma mater before deciding to take the written test, getting hired and being assigned to the ELFD-ASI unit until he completed the fire academy.