Forsyth Tech Fire Academy is an intense19-week program (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday) that uses real life scenarios and conditions to prepare firefighters for the challenges they will face. It provides rigorous training and will test you physically and mentally. You will work with highly qualified instructors who have the experience and know-how to train you for anything, and you’ll learn using the latest technology.
The Academy takes place at the Emergency Services Training Center at the Northwest Forsyth Center in King. The facility offers the latest advancements in firefighter training, including a six-story Burn Building that lets you experience a variety of real life scenarios under controlled burn conditions, and a five-story Drill Tower that lets you learn how to get in and out of high-rise buildings.
The next Fire Academy will begin September 12, 2011, and graduate February 3, 2012.
To be accepted into Forsyth Tech Fire Academy, you must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following requirements:
- Complete a rigorous physical ability exam
- Complete an application packet
- Obtain medical and physical exams at your own expense
- Submit letters of reference regarding attitude and self discipline
If you believe you can meet the criteria for acceptance and make it through the training, we urge you to apply. It will prepare you for a career with rewards like no other. For information on applying, contact:
Completion of Forsyth Tech Firefighter Academy will earn you the following certifications:
- Firefighter I & II
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Technical Rescue General
As a graduate of the Academy, you will be qualified to work as a firefighter and can apply for a position with your local fire department. If you want to expand your training, Forsyth Tech also offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection Technology as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science.