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To meet the educational needs of Vermont Fire Service personnel through training and professional development, with the intent of reducing loss of life and property due to fire and other emergencies.
The Vermont Fire Academy strives to incorporate the latest developments in fire science and emergency operations to all training.
Locations and Directions
The Vermont Fire Academy is located on the campus of the Robert H. Wood, Jr. Criminal Justice and Fire Service Training Center in Pittsford, VT. The facility includes an administration building, fire station, burn building, technical rescue training grounds, and fire training grounds.
From Interstate 89 or 91:
Take Route 103 North or Route 4 West to Route 7. Follow Route 7 North to Pittsford. Turn right onto Furnace Road. Bear left onto Academy Road and take the first right, which leads to the training area.
From Southern Vermont via Route 7:
Take Route 7 North to Pittsford. Turn right onto Furnace Road. Bear left onto Academy Road and take the first right, which leads to the training area.
From Northern Vermont via Route 7:
Take Route 7 South to Pittsford. Turn left onto Furnace Road. Bear left onto Academy Road and take the first right, which leads to the training area.
The Vermont Fire Academy has a second training site located on the campus of the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. This site is limited to a burn building and training grounds.
From Interstate 89:
Take Exit 4 off of Interstate 89 to Route 66 East. At the top of the hill, continue straight into the VTC Main Parking Lot. Meet your class here and carpool to the Burn Building. From here, exit the parking lot and turn left. Take your next right onto Water Street. Continue straight through the VTC Farm. The road will turn to dirt and bring you behind the dairy barn. The burn building is at the end of the road.