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 and II Course Locations Announced

All applications are due 2 weeks prior to the course orientation date. Course orientation dates will be announced when available. All courses are projected to start in late August or September.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2015.  Click here to download a General Admission Application

Firefighter I Course Locations:

  • Beecher Falls                 Start date and schedule TBA
  • Bethel                             Start date and schedule TBA
  • Groton                            Start date and schedule TBA
  • Middlebury                     Orientation 9/4/14, class meets Thursdays & some Saturdays
  • Milton                             Start date and schedule TBA
  • Pittsford                         Start date and schedule TBA
  • Richford                         Start date and schedule TBA
  • Springfield                     Start date and schedule TBA
  • Waitsfield / Fayston      Start date and schedule TBA

Firefighter II Course Locations:
Prerequisites:  Currently certified at Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations

  • South Hero                   Start date and schedule TBA
  • Windham County          Start date, location, and schedule TBA
  • Windsor                        Start date and schedule TBA

Candidate Physical Ability Testing
Application Period Open

Applications are now being accepted for Candidate Physical Ability Testing (CPAT) for entry-level career firefighters in Vermont.  Many career fire departments require successful completion of this testing as a part of their hiring process.  Application deadline is August 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.  


Looking for ICS Training?

Incident Command Training is offered by the Vermont Fire Academy and Vermont Police Academy regularly.  For more information on NIMS or ICS training opportunities, click here.

New 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.