Fire & Rescue

CCCC and the Emergency Services Training Center provide training for firefighters and rescue workers in the Chatham, Harnett and Lee services areas.

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. NC skills gained in the classes enable students to receive certification through the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal.

ESTC Training & NC Certificate Programs and offerings:

  • Fire Fighter I & II; Emergency Vehicle Driving
  • Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Fire Life Safety Educator I, II, III
  • Rescue Technician
  • Refresher courses
  • Specialized classes to meet fire department needs

NC fire and rescue department members are exempt from course registration fees. Books and supplies are not included. Uniform is required. 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.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times

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 the following credentials:

  • EMT Basic- Emergency Medical Technician
  • Firefighter I & II
  • HAZMAT Level One Responder- hazardous material
  • Technical Rescuer General
  • Technical Rescue: Vehicle Machinery Rescue (VMR), Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD) and NC Rapid Intervention Training certification (NCRIT)

Students will receive training in ICS (incident command system), rapid intervention, safety and survival, and physical agility.

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.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times

Course Requirements

Accuplacer Placement Test due by June 27th.

Application Packet