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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:
Lyndonville Fire Station - Orientation - Wednesday, September 4 at 1800
Application Deadline: August 21, 2019
Hinesburg/Middlebury Fire Station - Orientation - Thursday, September 5 at 1830 (the delivery of this program will alternate between the Hinesburg Fire Station and the Middlebury Fire Station)
Application Deadline: August 22, 2019
Castleton Fire Station - Orientation - Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1800
Application Deadline: August 8, 2019
Thetford Fire Station - Orientation - Monday, September 30, 2019 at 1800
Application Deadline: September 16, 2019
Grand Isle Fire Station - Orientation - Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1800
Application Deadline: August 13, 2019
-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)
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.
Date: September 22 , 2019
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019
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 here. Since 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 Service Training Specialist I - Curriculum Development
2019 -2020 National Fire Academy Direct Deliveries:
Weekend is: May 29 - 31, 2020
Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks for Sucess
Shaping the Future
Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters?
Incident Command and Resource Management for the Fire Service
Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
Preparation for Initial Company Operations
Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations
Course brochure, forms and details coming soon.