Forsyth Tech Fire Academy

Forsyth Tech Fire Academy is an intense 27-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 the Forsyth Tech Fire Academy, you must be at least 18 years of age with a High School diploma or GED and meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a rigorous physical ability exam
  • Complete an application packet
  • Obtain medical and physical exams at your own expense
  • Sponsored by a Fire Department (contact us if not currently sponsored)

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:

Konrad Walsh, Dean of Public Safety
336.734.7495
Kwalsh@forsythtech.edu

Erica Lelle, Admin for Public Safety
336.757.3055
elelle@forsythtech.edu

Completion of Forsyth Tech Firefighter Academy will earn you the following certifications:

  • Firefighter
  • EVD
  • NIMS/ICS
  • Technical Rescue General
  • Emergency Medical Technician

As a graduate of the Academy, you will be qualified to work as a firefighter and EMT, which gives you endless career options.

Firefighter Certification Courses

Lewisville 2021 Firefighter Class Schedule

FIP Course Offering Dates Times
3600 Emergency Vehicle Driver* Jan. 9 & 10 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
7001 Emergency Medical Care January 17th 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
3040 Orientation & Fire Service Communications Jan. 22, 23, and 24 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
3041 Firefighter Health & Safety Feb. 5, 6, 7 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
3042 PPE Feb. 19, 20, 21 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
3043 Building Construction, Portable Extinguishers, Fire Behavior March 12, 13, 20, & 21 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
3044 Tools & Forcible Entry and Loss Control April 9, 10, 17 & 18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
7000 TIMS May 6th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
3045 Ladders & Ventilation May 15, 16, 22, & 23 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
3046 Ropes & Knots / Search & Rescue June 4, 5, and 6 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
3047 Water Supplies June 25, 26 & 27 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
3048 Hose, Streams, Appliances July 16, 17, & 18 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
3051 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives Aug. 6, 7 & 8 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
3050 Rescue Ops 1 Aug. 27, 28, & 29 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
6413 Safety and Survival Sept 17, 18, and 19 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
3049 Fire Control** Full PPE/SCBA required on first day Oct. 2, 3, 16, & 17 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
3556 Hazardous Materials Nov. 6, 7, 13, & 14 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all courses.

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

 

Additional Information

To register for these courses, contact:

David Peay
336.757.3058
dpeay@forsythtech.edu

Erica Lelle
336.757.3055
elelle@forsythtech.edu