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Firefighter Academy

The Firefighter Academy is about preparing each cadet for a fulfilling career in the fire service industry, it’s not just about certifications.

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.

The NCC Firefighter Academy is approximately 18 weeks (six week EMT class typically begins within two weeks of the end of each Firefighter Academy).

The academy generally accepts applications from July through November. An informational meeting is held in October with family and friends encouraged to attend. Cadets accepted into the academy must attend a mandatory meeting in December.

Total Cost for the NCC Firefighter Academy is approximately $750 + $35.00 for the Career Readiness Certificate test. For more information or to receive an application packet see contacts at bottom of page.

Upon completion, cadets will acquire the following certifications:

  • Firefighter (IFSAC)
  • Haz Mat Level 1 Responder (IFSAC)
  • Incident Command System 100 & 200
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver
  • Technical Rescuer (IFSAC)

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
  • CRC / Work Keys

Career firefighter starting salaries usually average $30,000-35,000 per year.


Olivia Moss
Department Chair, Emergency Management Services
Olivia Moss
Phone: 252-451-8355
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 8235
Joey Parks
Director, Fire Services
Joey Parks
Phone: 252-451-8480
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 8149