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Fire and Rescue Training

When fire emergencies strike, firefighters and rescue workers must have the training essential to deal with it.

Central Carolina Community College's Emergency Services Training Center provides that training.

Classes are tailored to a fire or rescue department's need in order to help them perform their duties more efficiently and safely. Fire academies and specialized classes are held throughout the year at the Emergency Services Training Center's 116-acre facility in Sanford, N.C. Skills gained in the classes enable students to receive certification through the N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The ESTC also provides training at local fire departments in the college's service area of Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties.

Training for certification is offered in Fire Fighter I & II; Emergency Vehicle Driving; Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials; Hazardous Materials; Fire Life Safety Educator I, II, III; and Rescue Technician. The ESTC also offers refresher classes in each of these areas. Specialized classes are also tailored to meet specific fire department needs. N.C. fire and rescue department members are exempt from course registration fees.

All fire and rescue courses are offered through the college's Continuing Education Department. Students earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) credit for each class they complete.

Firefighter Academy

The Emergency Services Training Center offers a full-time Firefighter Academy for individuals who wish to attain the skills necessary for employment as a firefighter. The Academy is a rigorous and challenging course of study consisting of 1,000 plus hours. The Academy starts in August and ends with graduation in March.

Graduates of the Academy will receive EMT Basic, Firefighter I & II, HAZMAT Level One Responder, Technical Rescuer General, Technical Rescue VMR, EVD, and NCRIT certification. Students will receive training in ICS, rapid intervention, safety and survival, and physical agility. The Academy is conducted in a college-type atmosphere with required uniforms.

For information on the Firefighter Academy or an application packet, contact Joey Shue, Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator at (919) 777-7778 or visit the ESTC at 3000 Airport Road in Sanford.

Applications and Accuplacer Placement Test due by June 27th.

Firefighter Academy Forms