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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. 

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Surface Water Rescue Technician with Boat Operations Courses

The Vermont Fire Academy will offer a new 16-hour Surface Water Rescue Technician with Boat Operations Course. Surface Water Technician includes providing knowledge and skills when responding to surface water, cold water and swift-water rescues. The training is designed for shore or boat based rescuers, who may be performing rescues from those areas and/or be supporting technician-level swift-water rescuers. They will also learn to perform surface water go based rescues. In addition, students will learn to paddle and operate motorized inflatable rescue boats.  Students must be able to swim.

Location: Cambridge Fire Department
When: June 22 & 23, 2024
Time: 0800 - 1700 each day
Application deadline: noon on June 7, 2024

Location: Barre City Fire Department
When: July 20 & 21, 2024
Time: 0800 - 1700 each day
Application deadline: noon on July 5, 2024

Location: Hartland Fire Department
When: August 24 & 25, 2024
Time: 0800 - 1700 each day
Application deadline: noon on August 9, 2024

Instructors WantedJoin our team!

The Vermont Fire Academy is currently recruiting qualified individuals to fill the roles of Fire Instructor and Specialty Instructor.  If you have the experience, qualifications, and ability to provide high-quality fire service training, consider joining our statewide instructional team.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! 






Three State Weekend - Alabama, New Hampshire - June 22 & 23, 2024 - Click here for details

Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards - Pittsford, VT - October 21 - 26, 2024


Fire Service Job Opportunities

Fire Service Notices:
2024 Women's Weekend at the NFA - June 15 - 16, 2024
FEMA UAS/Drone Training Courses- Summer 2024 at the University of Vermont
2024 First Responder Wellness Conference - July 15 & 16, 2024