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. 

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The Firefighter program locations and orientation dates for this year are as follows:                                                           

Firefighter II Locations:
Ludlow Fire Station - Orientation - Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1800
Application Deadline: 4 pm on November 18, 2019
Click here for a General admission application form and submit it for the program you wish 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.
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. 
-CPR (current valid card)
-First Aid (current valid card)
-ICS 100 (obtained within the last 10 years)
-ICS 200 (obtained within the last 10 years) - Firefighter I/II  and II program only
-National Traffic Incident Management (obtained within the last 10 years)
-Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 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.
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.
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.
Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have.

Vermont Exterior Support Firefighter Course Train-the-Trainer

The Vermont Fire Academy has developed a new course titled Entry Level Exterior Support Firefighter.  This course was developed after receiving input from the Vermont Fire Service and is designed to assist local fire departments in establishing training programs for exterior support firefighters. This training package provides fire departments with the lesson plans, presentations, and skill drills necessary to conduct successful Exterior Support Firefighter Courses. This course offers you the flexibility to deliver the training at your department in a manner that fits your needs.

Location: Westminster Fire Station - 103 Grout Avenue, Westminster, VT
Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2019

Participants will be introduced to the curriculum and gain an understanding of how to use the course materials. This Train-the-Trainer Session is intended for local firefighters, instructors, or training officers who are responsible for conducting local or regional training and possess basic firefighting knowledge and skills.   All participants will receive the full curriculum package and course materials that can be used to conduct local course deliveries.  Topics will include:  History and Orientation, Communications, Personal Protective Equipment, Firefighter Safety, Fire Behavior, Ladders, Extinguishers, Tools, Hoses, Nozzles, Water Supply, and Building Construction.

There is no charge for this Train-the-Trainer Session but pre-registration is required by submitting a completed General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline.  General Admission Applications can be downloaded hereSince seats are limited, departments may be asked to only send two members per venue.Participants are on their own for lunch.

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. 

Fire Instructor

Fire Service Training Specialist I - Curriculum Development

2019 -2020 National Fire Academy Direct Deliveries:

Three-State Weekend 2020 at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland
Weekend is: May 29 - 31, 2020
Please click on the course names for a description:

Fire Service Job Opportunities:

Burlington Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic
Williston Fire Department - EMT/Firefighter - open until filled

Fire Service Notices:

Assistance To Firefighter Grant Program Workshop - Division of Fire Safety Central Office - Berlin, Vermont - November 6, 2019 at 1800
Assistance To Firefighter Grant Program Workshop - Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford, Vermont - November 7, 2019 at 1800
2019 Vermont and New Hampshire Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Prevention Summit - Concord, New Hampshire - November 5 & 6

Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

Phone:  802-483-2755
Toll free:  800-615-3473
Fax:  802-483-2464

Public Records Requests:

Click here for State Public Records Database