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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 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! 




NEW COURSE: Lithium-Ion Awareness Course

The Vermont Fire Academy is pleased to announce a new course. Lithium-ion batteries are becoming commonplace on the roads, in industrial settings, and in the residential fire environment, and pose unique challenges to the fire service. This three-hour course introduces students to how lithium-ion battery systems work, how they fail, and how they burn. It provides students with tactical guidance for safely and effectively dealing with fires in electric vehicles, energy storage systems, e-mobility devices, and other applications of lithium-ion battery technology. We will be offering these in rounds, below are the first round of course offerings:

Please click here for the application. Applications can be emailed to:

Location: Middlebury VFW Post, Exchange Street
When: December 12, 2023
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on November 28, 2023

Location: NewBrook Fire Department
When: December 13, 2023
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on November 29, 2023

Location: Troy Fire Department, Jay Hotel
When: December 14, 2023
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on November 30, 2023

Location: Mettawee Community School (5788 Route-153, West Pawlet)
When: December 19, 2023
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on December 5, 2023

Location: Barre City Fire Department, Auditorium
When: January 10, 2024
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on December 27, 2023

Location: Beecher Falls Fire Department
When: January 17, 2024
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on January 3, 2024

Location: Alburgh Fire Department
When: January 22, 2024
Time: 1800 – 2100
Application deadline: noon on January 8, 2024





NFA 2 day deliveries 
Decision Making for Initial Company Operations - Warren Fire Department - January 6 & 7, 2024
Incident Safety Officer - Newport Fire Department - January 20 & 21, 2024
Fire Investigation for First Responders - Middlebury Fire Department - February 10 & 11, 2024
Exercising Leadership through Difficult Conversation - Williston Fire Department - February 24 & 25, 2024
Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations - Castleton Fire Department - March 9 & 10, 2024
Preparation for Initial Company Operations - Bennington Rural Fire Department - March 23 & 24, 2024

Fire Inspection Principals II - Vermont Fire Academy - March 18 - 24, 2024 (six-day delivery)

SAVE THE DATE - Alabama, New Hampshire, and Vermont Three state weekend - June 22 & 23, 2024


Fire Service Job Opportunities

Fire Service Notices:
2023 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Workshop Schedule