Fire Fighting & Technical Rescue

CCCC and the Emergency Services Training Center provide training for firefighters and rescue workers. Classes are tailored to each fire or rescue department's needs in order to help them perform their duties more efficiently and safely. Specialized classes are held throughout the year at the Emergency Services Training Center and various fire departments throughout Harnett, Chatham and Lee counties. Skills gained in the classes enable students to receive certifications through the North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal. 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. NC fire and rescue department members are exempt from course registration fees. Books and supplies are not included.

ESTC training programs and offerings include but not limited to:

  • Fire Fighter
  • 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

For information on firefighting classes, technical rescue classes or the FFTA, contact Ricky Poole, Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator at (919) 777-7778 or email rpoole@cccc.edu.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times.

Fire Fighter Training Academy (FFTA)

FIP-3000
1000+ hours
Full time day program

The Emergency Services Training Center offers a full-time fire fighter 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. Students should be in proper physical shape and able to complete the following prior to the start of class: run1mile in under12 minutes, complete 25 pushups within 1 minute and 25 sit-ups within one minute, climb four flights of stairs carrying a pack weighing approximately 40 pounds, drag a 165 pound mannequin 75 feet. The academy starts each year in July and ends with graduation in March.

Academy graduates may receive the following credentials:

  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic- EMT
  • HAZMAT Level One Responder- Hazardous material
  • Technical Rescuer General
  • Vehicle Machinery Rescue (VMR)
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD)
  • Incident command system (ICS)
  • Rapid intervention, Safety and survival

For information on firefighting classes, technical rescue classes or the FFTA, contact Ricky Poole, Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator at (919) 777-7778 or email rpoole@cccc.edu.

FFTA Required Documents:

Accuplacer Placement Test due by June 27th.

Application Packet

Firefighter Certification

FIP-3000
380 hours
Nights and Weekends Program

The Emergency Services Training Center offers the FIP-3000 series of classes each year for individuals who wish to attain their firefighter certification. This program is catered to those with schedules that prevent them from attending the full-time firefighter academy. Classes run consecutively and are held Monday through Thursday nights with some weekend classes required. The FIP-3000 series of classes are set up as individual classes and may be taken individually or as a whole. Students must complete all series of classes to receive a firefighter certification. Classes are held once a year and starts in January.

Basic Firefighter (Rookie) School

NFPA-1403
172+ hours
Nights and Weekends Program

The Emergency Services Training Center offers the series of classes each year for individuals who wish to complete the requirements of NFPA-1403. This program is catered to those with schedules that prevent them from taking the full firefighter academy or Firefighter Certification. Classes run consecutively and are held on nights and weekends. Students may attend individual classes as needed or complete the entire series of classes. The series of classes are held once a year and starts in August. The Rookie School provides hands-on specific drills and training to satisfy all the listed requirements in NFPA-1403.

Classes: Fire Behavior, Portable Extinguishers, Personal Protective Equipment, Forcible Entry, Ventilation, Ladders, Fire Hose Streams and Appliances, Loss Control, Water Supplies, Fire and Life Safety Preparedness, and Building Construction.

For information on firefighting classes, technical rescue classes or the FFTA, contact Ricky Poole, Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator at (919) 777-7778 or email rpoole@cccc.edu.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times.