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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 firefighters. 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 and will also qualify the candidate to work as a firefighter in any IFSAC or Pro-Board Compliant state pending completion of the whole academy. Please understand that this is all or nothing program, cadets are strongly encouraged to begin physical fitness prior to the start of the Academy.
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

2019 Fire Academy Registration

For more information on the Fire Academy or to request an application packet, please contact Benji Johnson, Fire/Rescue Director, at 828-306-7045 or email at b_johnson[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu


Participants in last training academy

Alan McWilliams
Fire/Rescue Program Director/Coordinator/Instructor

800.447.4091, ext. 7045