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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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Fire Instructor I Program Location Announced
Location: Poultney Fire Department
Time: Weeknight class time: 1800 - 2200
Weekend class time: 0800 - 1700
Registration Deadline: 4:00 PM on Monday, December 24, 2018
This program is designed to qualify fire service responders to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Upon successful completion, students are awarded nationally registered certifications in accordance with NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2012 edition.
- Currently active with three years of experience in fire or emergency services
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Current Firefighter I or higher or equivalent EMS certification (EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic
Firefighter II Program Announced
Firefighter II Location:
Glover Fire Station - January 3, 2019
Registration Deadline: 4:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2018
Click here for a General Admission Application form and submit it for the program you want to attend. 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. All applications are due by the close of business on the application deadline listed above.
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.
- Valid Vermont Certification
- ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years)
- Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
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.
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
2018 -2019 National Fire Academy Direct Deliveries:
Course: Incident Safety Officer
Location: Bennington Town Fire Station
Date: December 15 & 16, 2018
Registration deadline: October 29, 2018
Course: Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Location: Bristol Fire Station
Date: January 5 & 6, 2019
Registration deadline: November 19, 2018
Course: Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents
Location: Williston Fire Station
Date: January 19 & 20, 2019
Registration deadline: December 3, 2018
Course: Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership through Difficult Conversations
Location: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford
Date: February 9 & 10, 2019
Registration deadline: December 24, 2018
Course: Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
Location: Thetford Fire Station
Date: February 23 & 24, 2019
Registration deadline: January 7, 2019
Fire Service Job Opportunities:
Fire Service Notices:
Ethanol Safety Seminars - January 2019