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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Firefighter I and I/II Programs Announced

The Firefighter I and Firefighter I/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:    

Middlebury Fire Station - Orientation - Thursday, September 6 at 1830 
               DRAFT SCHEDULE 
               Application Deadline: August 23, 2018

Lyndonville Fire Station - Orientation - Wednesday, September 5 at 1830
               DRAFT SCHEDULE
               Application Deadline:  August 22, 2018 

Proctorsville Fire Station - Orientation - Monday, August 27 at 1800
               DRAFT SCHEDULE               
               Application Deadline:  August 13, 2018

Newbrook Fire Station - Newfane - Thursday, September 6 at 1800
               DRAFT SCHEDULE

               Application Deadline: August 23, 2018

Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford - Monday, September 10 at 1800
               DRAFT SCHEDULE         
Application Deadline: August 27, 2018                                                        

Firefighter I/II Locations:
Bennington Village Fire Station - Wednesday, September 5 at 1800
               DRAFT SCHEDULE         
Application Deadline:  August 22, 2018 

Williston Fire Station - Tuesday, September 11 at 1800
                DRAFT SCHEDULE
               Application Deadline: August 28, 2018 

Williamstown Fire Station - Tuesday, September 4 at 1800
               DRAFT SCHEDULE
               Application Deadline:  August 21, 2018            

Click here for a General Admission Application form and submit it for the program you want to attend. The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department.  All applications are due by the close of business on the application deadline listed above.

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 

-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years) - Firefighter I/II program only
-         VFIS or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)

We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.  Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.  Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.  Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 

The Vermont Fire Academy is Hiring

The Vermont Fire Academy is seeking qualified, experienced, and motivated individuals for the following part-time positions.  If you have a desire  work within the fire service and and share your knowledge and experience with others, then we would like to hear from you.   Click on the links below for more information on each position. 

Fire Instructor

Fire Service Training Specialist I - Curriculum Development

 

 

 

2018 -2019 National Fire Academy Direct Deliveries:

Course:  Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations
Location:  Lyndonville Fire Station
Date:  October 6 & 7, 2018
Registration deadline:  August 20, 2018

Course:  Incident Safety Officer
Location:  Bennington Town Fire Station
Date:  December 15 & 16, 2018
Registration deadline:  October 29, 2018

Course:  Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Location:  Bristol Fire Station
Date:  January 5 & 6, 2019
Registration deadline:  November 19, 2018

Course:  Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents
Location:  Williston Fire Station
Date:  January 19 & 20, 2019
Registration deadline:  December 3, 2018

Course:  Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership through Difficult Conversations
Location: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford
Date:  February 9 & 10, 2019
Registration deadline: December 24, 2018

Course:  Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
Location:  Thetford Fire Station
Date:  February 23 & 24, 2019
Registration deadline:  January 7, 2019

Fire Service Job Opportunities:

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

Fire Service Notices:

Vermont Career Chief Annual Seminar brochure/registration - Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee, Vermont - Thursday, September 6, 2018

Small Town Fire Chief Seminar - Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford, VT - Saturday, September 29, 2018

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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