Piedmont North Carolina Firefighter Advanced Safety & Survival School, Northwest Forsyth Center, 3111 Big Oaks Drive, King, NC, October 19-23, 2020, Sponsored by Forsyth Tech and The Forsyth County Fire Rescue Association

The Piedmont North Carolina Advanced Firefighter Safety & Survival School is a physically, mentally, and highly challenging training opportunity. The courses will challenge the firefighter to dig deep and take advantage of their full firefighter survival instincts.

The school features:

  • A state-of-the-art training center
  • Physical agility course
  • Air consumption drill
  • Mayday & self-survival (RIC)
  • Flashover simulator, & more!

The course will run Monday-Friday, October 21-25:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Lunch will be provided and individual awards presented including:

  • Top Gun Award–physical ability award
  • Best in Class–based on class vote
  • Instructor’s Award–based on instructor vote


  • At least 18 years of age and a member of a Fire/Rescue Department
  • Approval to attend by department Chief Officer
  • Full protective clothing (an extra set is preferred)
  • A completed Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and one spare cylinder, in full working condition, marked with your department identification. Cylinders must be within current hydro date.
  • Excellent physical condition and fully capable of operating in simulated firefighter compromised situations.
  • Proof of NCDOI Firefighter Level II certification

Space is limited, so register now! Limited to the first 40 registered participants.

Registration Form

Additional Information

Firefighter Certification Courses

Preregistration is required for any firefighter and rescue certification courses listed below.

Forsyth Technical Community College – Training Calendar 2020

Course Offering Dates Times
Fire Officer II 4/14, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 4/22 and 4/23
* (registration cut off is 3/27/20)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fire Officer I 5/13, 5/14, 5/20, 5/21, 5/27 and 5/28
* (registration cut off is 4/24/20)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Chief 101 6/15
* (registration cut off is 05/29/20)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Instructor I 9/01, 9/02, 9/03, 9/09 and 9/10
* (registration cut off is 8/21/20)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor II 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 11/04 and 11/05
* (registration cut off is 10/09/20)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Chief 101 Upgrade 11/12
* (registration cut off is 10/23/20)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fire & Life Safety Educator 12/07 through 12/11
* (registration cut off is 11/20/20)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all courses.

Students not pre-registered for specific courses may not be admitted to the course requested.


To register for these courses, contact:

Derek Hughes

Wesley Hutchins

Erica Lelle

Forsyth Tech Fire Academy

Forsyth Tech Fire Academy is an intense 19-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.

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:

Erica Lelle

Wesley Hutchins

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.