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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
Lyndonville Fire Station
Proctorsville Fire Station
Newbrook Fire Station - Newfane
Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford
Firefighter I/II Locations:
Bennington Village Fire Station
Williston Fire Station
Williamstown Fire Station
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.
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 Service Training Specialist I - Curriculum Development
2018 National Fire Academy Three State Weekend - Emmitsburg, Maryland
Weekend: August 17 - 19, 2018
Application Deadline: July 2, 2018
Click HERE for more details.
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:
Williston Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic - application deadline - July 20, 2018
Fire Service Notices:
Small Town Fire Chief Seminar - Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford, VT - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Pre-Exposure Preparation Training: A Roadmap to Firefighter Readiness - Brattleboro and Burlington, VT - Vermont Firefighters only