Vermont Fire Academy

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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. 

Firefighter I Course to be Held in Hartland

The Vermont Fire Academy will be conducting a Firefighter I Course in Hartland.  The Course Orientation will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. and the class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings and some weekend days after that.  Pre-registration is required and can be done by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy.  Applications are due now! 

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 at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford.  All classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  Apply by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadlines listed below.

Incident Command for Structural Incidents - November 21 & 22, 2015
Application deadline: October 21, 2015

Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters - January 9 & 10, 2016
Application deadline: December 1, 2015

Campus Fire and Life Safety I:  Risk Assessment - January 25 & 26, 2016
Application deadline: December 15, 2015

New Fire Chief:  Challenging Issues - June 11 & 12, 2016
Application deadline: May 1, 2016

Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders - August 27 & 28, 2016
Application deadline: July 18, 2016

National Fire Academy 3-State Weekend

Save the date!  National Fire Academy 3-State Weekend will be held on August 20 & 21, 2016 on campus at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  This is a join training weekend with Vermont, New Hampshire, and Alabama.  More details will be posted as they become available.  

Looking for ICS Training?

Incident Command Training is offered by the Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security regularly.  For more information on NIMS or ICS training opportunities, click here.

National Association of State Fire Marshals Releases
"Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data"

The National Association of State Fire Marshals has launched a free, online training program for the fire service.  This program is designed to help close the repoting gap in NFIRS and to help departments across the nation develop stonger reporting capabilities.

Click here to access the free online program.


Responding to Utility Emergency Free Online Program Available!




This course is delivered in an online independent study format and is designed to provide electrical emergency awareness level training to emergency responders.  Click here for more information.