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 DUE NOW September 3, 2015 Thursday evenings,
some Saturday days
Manchester DUE NOW September 9, 2015 Wednesday evenings,
some Saturday days
Middlebury DUE NOW September 3, 2015 Thursday evenings,
some Saturday days
Underhill DUE NOW September 3, 2015 Thursday evenings,
some Saturday days

 

Firefighter II Courses

Prerequisite: Currently certified Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations

Location Application Deadline Course Start Date Class Meeting Night
Groton DUE NOW August 31, 2015 Thursday evenings,
some weekend days
Enosburg DUE NOW August 27, 2015 Thursday evenings,
some Saturday days

 

Firefighter I/II Combined Course  

Location Application Deadline Course Start Date Class Meeting Night
Berlin September 1, 2015 September 14, 2015 Monday evenings,
some weekend days

 

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshops Announced

It is expected that the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be open for applications in the fall of 2015.

Each year, prior to the application period, the FEMA Region I Fire Grant Program Specialists travel throughout New England, providing training workshops relative to the AFG Program. These workshops will run approx. 2 ½ hours and will provide information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, what is new for the 2015 round and tips on how to develop and submit a successful application. These workshops also provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions and network with our Grant Specialists and other AFG applicants / recipients.

This year FEMA Region I will be conducting 28 workshops across the Northeast. The date, time and location of each session is indicated on the schedule below. In addition to these workshops, the Region will also host workshop webinars that can be attended remotely. The schedule for these webinars is yet to be determined as they will be held within or shortly before the 2015 application period later this fall. The schedule for the webinars once they are posted can be located at; http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/101765  There is no requirement to register or RSVP for these workshops.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the Region I Fire Grant Program Specialists below:

Dave Parr                                 Lance Harbour
(617) 956-7631                           (617) 956-7544
David.parr@fema.dhs.gov       lance.harbour@fema.dhs.gov

  

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.