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:

Location Orientation Class Meetings
Beecher Falls September 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays - 6:00 p.m.
Some weekend days - 8:00 a.m.
Bethel September 3, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings
Some Saturdays
Groton September 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays evenings
Some Saturdays
Middlebury September 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays - 6:30 p.m.
Some Saturdays - 8:00 a.m.
Milton September 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m.
Some weekend days - 8:00 a.m.
Pittsford September 11, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays - 6:30 p.m.
Some weekend days - 8:00 a.m.
Richford September 11, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Thursdays - 6:00 p.m.
Some weekend days - 8:00 a.m.
Springfield September 29, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Thursdays - 6:00 p.m.
Some weekend days - 8:00 a.m.
Waitsfield/Fayston September 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Mondays - 6:30 p.m.
Some weekend days - 8:00 a.m.


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

Location Orientation Class Meetings
South Hero September 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m.
Some Saturdays - 8:00 a.m.
Wilmington August 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m.
Windsor September 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m
Some Sundays - 8:00 a.m.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshops

FEMA is presenting 5 different opportunities to attend Assistance to Firefighter Grant Workshops in Vermont.

Click here to access the schedule and location details. 

For additional information, contact Regional Fire Program Specialist Lance Harbour at 617-956-7544 or by e-mail at

The New Firefight 101 Seminar

The Vermont Fire Academy and the North Country International Fire Training Service have joined forces to present a day long seminar that will provide detailed insight into the recent FDNY/UL/NIST research on changing structure fire dynamics and related tactics. 

The presenters will be Deputy Chief George Healy, FDNY and Lieutenant John Ceriello, FDNY Special Operations Command, Squad Co. 252. These FDNY officers were the primary researchers of the efforts to understand current fire growth characteristics and adjust fire attack strategies as a result of those findings. These are the guys at the forefront of the changes you have been reading and hearing about.

This is a free seminar and space is limited, send in your application now. Postmarks and email dates will be used on a first come, first served basis. Spots will not be held without a completed application.

Continental breakfast, morning, afternoon breaks and Lunch will be provided.


When: Friday, September 5, 2014
Where: Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, Vt. - Exit 15 off of I-91
Time: 0800 - Registration / Check In, 0830 - 1600 - Seminar

Please email, mail or fax your completed General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy no later than August 26th



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.