Fall 2024 Registration is OPEN! Classes begin August 15!

The Firefighter Academy is about preparing each cadet for a fulfilling career in the fire service industry.

Its mission is to instill discipline, character, professionalism, teamwork, integrity, credibility, physical ability, knowledge, and skills to perform as a firefighter in a safe manner. The program is known for producing well-trained, highly employable firefighters.

What You'll Learn

The 19-week NCC Firefighter Academy is offered annually in February and August. The eight-week EMT class typically begins within two weeks of the end of each Firefighter Academy.

The academy accepts applications from July through November. An informational meeting is held in October with family and friends encouraged to attend. 

Certifications Acquired Upon Completion
  • NC Firefighter 1 & 2
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Incident Command System 100, 200, 700, 800
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver
  • Rapid Intervention Crew 
  • CPR
Additional Training in the Following Areas
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Physical Fitness
  • Firefighter Survival
  • Rapid Intervention Team
  • May Day
  • Interview Techniques
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Medical Screening
  • Driving Record

Career firefighter starting salaries usually average $35,000 to $50,000 per year.

Need more information about Firefighter Academy?
Call 252.451.8216 or
Need more information about Firefighter Academy?
Call 252.451.8216 or


Olivia Moss

Olivia Moss

Department Chair, Emergency Management Services
Building: Continuing Education
Room: 8235
Phone: 252-451-8355
Joey Parks

Joey Parks

Director, Fire Services
Building: Continuing Education
Room: 8135
Phone: 252-904-1192

Willie Kearney

Coordinator, Fire Services/Instructor
Building: Continuing Education
Room: 8133
Phone: 252-451-8456
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