Public Safety Training - Fire & Rescue

Fire Academy

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Southwestern Community College – Public Safety Training Center is proud to offer an accredited Fire Fighter Academy. This State accredited program is designed to prepare entry level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills to become certified fire fighters. The academy will be held at Southwestern Community College (SCC), Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center (PSTC), in Franklin, N.C.
The course is comprised of thirty-two separate blocks of instruction. The Fire Academy, upon completion, will enable the graduate to be certified to work as a Fire Fighter in the State of North Carolina as well as work with the USFS as a Wildland Fire Fighter and will also qualify the candidate to work as a fire fighter in any IFSAC or Pro-Board Compliant state pending completion of the OSFM Fire Fighter I&II test which will be scheduled as part of the course.
Training sessions typically operate from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some Saturdays required. Training sessions may be adjusted as required to meet training requirements

Next session:  March 6 - July 3, 2017
Benji Johnson
Fire/Rescue Program Director/Coordinator/Instructor

800.447.4091, ext. 7045