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 & II Course Location Announced 

Applications for Firefighter I and II courses are now being accepted.  Interested students are encouraged to submit a General Admission Application to reserve their seat.  Applicants must be 18 years old by January 1, 2016.

The Vermont Fire Academy is pleased to announce the following course locations.  Course schedules are being finalized and start dates will be announced here as soon as they are available.  Most courses will start in late-August or early-September.

Firefighter I Courses

Location Application Deadline Course Start Date Class Meeting Night
Castleton TBA TBA TBA
Manchester TBA TBA TBA
Middlebury TBA TBA TBA
Underhill TBA TBA TBA


Firefighter II Courses

Prerequisite: Currently certified Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations

Location Application Deadline Course Start Date Class Meeting Night
Enosburg TBA TBA TBA


Firefighter I/II Combined Course  

Location Application Deadline Course Start Date Class Meeting Night



National Fire Academy 3-State Weekend Application Period Has Opened

The application period for the NFA 3-State Weekend is now open!  The 3-State Weekend training event will be held on August 21-23, 2015.  Join firefighters from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Alabama for this weekend of training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  The application deadline is July 20, 2015.  Click on the following links to view the course descriptions. 

Full brochure and application information 

Methods of Enhancing Safety Education

Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Training Operations in Small Departments

Politics and the White Helmet

Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents (NEW NFA Course)

New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues

Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters?

Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations

Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success


Looking for ICS Training?

Incident Command Training is offered by the Vermont Fire Academy and 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.