Vermont Fire Academy

Welcome to the Vermont Fire Academy Home Page

The Vermont Fire Academy is based in Pittsford, VT with a primary focus of delivering training to responders throughout the state.  This website is used to distribute timely course information and is updated on a continual basis, so please check back frequently and feel free to contact us with any questions you have. 

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Vermont Fire Academy Planning Survey

The Vermont Fire Academy is seeking input from Vermont firefighters to assist in improving our services and planning for our future training efforts. Please help us by completing this short survey and encouraging fellow firefighters to complete it as well. Your feedback is very important to planning our future and will help to steer future courses and programs in your area. The more input we get, the better our reults will be!

Click here to complete the survey.

Firefighter I and Firefighter II program locations Announced

The Firefighter I and Firefighter II program locations for this year are as follows.  More information, including orientation dates and class meeting nights will be announced on our website as they become available.

Firefighter I Locations      

Barnet

Orientation: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1830 at the Barnet Fire Station
Applications are due:  September 21, 2017

Glover

Orientation: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1800 at the Glover Fire Station, classes will begin Wednesday, September 13, classes will be on Wednesdays        
Applications are due:  August 28, 2017

Hyde Park/Lamoille

Orientation: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1800 (Exact Location TBD) 
Applications are due: September 20, 2017

Manchester

Orientation:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Manchester Fire Station
Applications are due: August 30, 2017

Middlebury

Orientation: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1830  at the Middlebury Fire Station
Applications are due:  August 31, 2017

Milton

Orientation:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Milton Fire Station at 1800
Applications are due: August 29, 2017

Waterbury

Orientation:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Waterbury Fire Station
Applications are due: August 30, 2017

*** If you currently have CPR/AED, First Aid, ICS 100 certification, Traffic Incident Management, Hazardous Materials Operations, or Wildland certification, please forward copies of your certificates with your application.  If you do not provide these certificates at the time of application, then you must attend the class when it is offered within the program.

Firefighter II Locations:     

Rutland Town

Orientation:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Rutland Town Fire Station (Center Rutland) at 1800, Classes will be held on Thursday evenings with some weekend practicals.
Applications are due August 29,  2017

Windsor

Orientation:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Windsor Fire Station at 1800, Classes will be held on Monday evenings with some weekend practicals.
Applications are due September 5,  2017

*** If you currently have ICS 200 certification, please forward a copy with your application.  If you do not provide these certificates at the time of application, then you must attend the class when it is offered within the program.  Current Firefighter I certification and Hazardous Materials Operations certification is a prerequisite for this course.

Firefighter I/II Location   

Hartford

Orientation: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Hartford Fire Station
Applications are due August 23, 2017

*** If you currently have CPR/AED, First Aid, ICS 100, ICS200, Traffic Incident Management, Hazardous Materials Operations, or Wildland certification, please forward copies of your certificates with your application.  If you do not provide these certificates at the time of application, then you must attend the class when it is offered within the program.

General admission application forms can be downloaded by clicking here.   The capacity limit is 30 students per course, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to Vermont firefighters.  Students must be 18 years old by the orientation of the program they wish to attend.  All programs will have weekend sessions.  Schedules for all programs are currently being developed and tentative schedules will be sent with acceptance e-mails after the orientation deadline.
More information, including orientation dates and class meeting nights will be announced on our website as they become available.

 

Instructors Wanted!

The Vermont Fire Academy is seeking qualified, experienced, and motivated individuals for the position of part-time Fire Instructor!  If you have a desire to keep your skills sharp and share your knowledge and experience with others, then we would like to hear from you.  We have a need for Fire Instructors in all regions of the State and are looking to grow our instructional team to meet local training needs.    Click here for more information.

 

 

 

2016 National Fire Academy Courses to be Held in Vermont

Each year, the Vermont Fire Academy hosts National Fire Academy direct delivery courses in an effort to bring fresh, new courses to our responders without the long travel to the National Fire Academy.  The following course offerings are being presented around Vermont.  All classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day and are available at no cost.  Apply by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadlines listed below.

Location:  Waterbury Fire Station 
Course Date:  October 7 & 8, 2017
Application Deadline:  August 23, 2017
 
Location: St. Michael's College
Course Date:  January 6 & 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  November 22, 2017
 
Location:  Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford
Course Date:  January 13 & 14, 2018
Application Deadline:  November 29, 2017
 
Location:  Middlebury Fire Station 
Course Date:  January 27 & 28, 2018
Application Deadline:  December 12, 2017
 
Location:  Brattleboro Fire Station
Course Date:  January 27 & 28, 2018
Application Deadline:  December 12, 2017
 
Location:  Hartford Fire Station 
Course Date: February 10 & 11, 2018
Application Deadline:  December 27, 2017

2018 National Fire Academy Three State Weekend - Emmitsburg, Maryland

Weekend:  August 17 - 19, 2018
Application Deadline:  July 2018

Fire Service Job Opportunities

Burlington Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic

Williston Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic

Fire Service Notices:

2018 Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar - Posters due to Regional Offices October 20, 2017

Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

Phone:  802-483-2755
Toll free:  800-615-3473
Fax:  802-483-2464

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