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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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The Vermont Fire Academy continues to closely monitor the evolving situation presented by COVID-19. We have been in continuous communication with the Governor’s Administration, the Department of Health, and the rest of the Department of Public Safety to ensure that we are taking appropriate actions to protect our students, instructors, and staff. We will continue to follow the guidance of these experts in the interest of public health and safety.
Firefighter Program Locations for FY21 Announced
Location Application Deadline Orientation
Colchester August 28, 2020 TBD
Middlebury August 28, 2020 October 1, 2020
Ryegate August 28, 2020 TBD
Wilmington August 28, 2020 TBD
Newport City August 28, 2020 TBD
Orientation dates and draft schedules are being created and when approved will be posted as they become available.
Click here for a General Admission Application form, or you can download one from our website and submit it for the program you want to attend. Applications and other documentation are due by 4 PM on the application deadline listed above. The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department. Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in. Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline.
- A current American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR/AED for Child and Adult card, equivalent certification, or an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) license/certification
- A current AHA Heartsaver First Aid card, equivalent certification, or an EMS license/certification
- ICS 100 (obtained within the last 10 years)
- ICS 200 (obtained within the last 10 years) – required for Firefighter II program only
- National Traffic Incident Management (obtained within the last 10 years)
- Hazardous Material Operations (within two editions of the current standard)
- Wildland or equivalent training (obtained within the last 10 years)
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have.
The Vermont Fire Academy is Hiring
The Vermont Fire Academy is seeking qualified, experienced, and motivated individuals for the following part-time positions. If you have a desire work within the fire service and and share your knowledge and experience with others, then we would like to hear from you. Click on the links below for more information on each position.
2020 -2021 National Fire Academy Courses:
Fire Service Job Opportunities:
Burlington Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic
Brattleboro Fire Department - Firefighter - Applications due by August 3, 2020
Keene NH Fire Deparment - Firefighter/Paramedic/AEMT/EMT - applications due by Sunday, July 12, 2020 at midnight
West Hartford CT Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic - applications due by Monday, July 27, 2020
Windsor Fire Department - Part-time EMT
Fire Service Notices:
Pride and Ownership Seminar (Chief Lasky) - Postponed to September 26, 2020 in Keene, NH
Vermont Career Chiefs 2020 Seminar (Chief Christopher Naum) - Friday, November 6, 2020