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. 

Fire Academy Seeking Course Hosts 

This is the time of the year when we remind folks that are interested in hosting a Firefighter I or a Firefighter II or other certification program to submit a Course Request to us by June 1, 2015. 

Click here for some information on what hosting a program can mean for the fire department.

Please submit your course requests as soon as possible and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Finally, as of this writing, FY 2016 will be full of challenges as the State Legislature wrestles with a $112m deficit. It is our hope that we will be able to continue our number of course deliveries as in the past.  However, we will need to make adjustments if our budget or personnel resources are affected through the legislature's budget balancing efforts. We are hoping that the budget cutting axe misses our finances and we can continue course deliveries at a similar pace.

Thank you for your continued interest in a safe Vermont Fire Service and if any questions, please contact us at your convenience.

Sincerely yours,

Jim Litevich

James Litevich
Chief Fire Service Training Officer

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.