2017 Burke Firefighter Academy

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Thursday, December 9, 2016

FEES DUE: Thursday, December 9, 2016

CONTACT MIKE WILLIS AT (828) 448-6708 to get an application packet.

General Information About The Academy

WPCC ESTC LogoWho: Persons interested in becoming certified as an entry level firefighter.

What: Basic Fire Academy – To prepare students for entry level Firefighter positions. Health and Fitness training will occur regularly throughout the academy.

The Firefighter Series will include the following NC Fire and Rescue Commission Certifications:

  • Firefighter
  • Haz Mat Responder Level 1
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver

Also:

  • NIMS ICS 700, 800, 100, 200 (Stand Alone FEMA Courses)
  • Career Readiness Certificate

When:

  • Firefighter Series – January 17 through April 19, 2017

Where: WPCC – Emergency Service Training Center

Prerequisites: (All interested participants will be mailed an application packet)

  • Must be 18 years of age prior to the start date of the academy.
  • Provide proof of High School Diploma or GED.
  • Current member or employee of a fire department. (Sponsorship form included in application packet.) For the individual who is not a member or employee of a fire department, you may also be eligible to participate but must contact the Director of Emergency Programs for further registration details.
  • Complete the application packet entirely and submit it the Director of Emergency Service Programs prior to the close of business on Thursday, December 9, 2016. Applicants will be notified by mail or telephone of acceptance to the academy. Once the applicant receives official notification of acceptance, the applicant must complete the course registration form and pay associated fees with the records division on the main campus (Hildebrand Hall) no later than the close of business Thursday, December 9, 2016. No exceptions.
  • Applicants who answer “Yes” to any of the questions on the PAR-Q form will be required to provide WPCC with medical approval from a Physician before being accepted to the Academy.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted.

 

2017 Firefighter Academy Costs

 

Estimated
Cost
Matrix
Firefighter Series
TR Series
EMT Basic
Affiliated
Member
(sponsored)
Not
Affiliated
Affiliated
Member
(sponsored)
Not Affiliated
Affiliated
Member
(sponsored)
Not
Affiliated
Tuition
$0
$445.00
$0
$360.00
$0
$180.00
Books
$0
$0
$0
$0
$121.50
(estimated)
$121.50
(estimated)
Insurance
$0
$1.25
$0
$1.25
$14.25
$14.25
Academy Fees
$350.00
$350.00
$0
$0
$0
$0
Additional
Expenses (estimated)
$0
$1,200.00
(estimated)
$0
$0
$0
$0
Estimated Total
$350.00
$1,996.25
$0
$361.25
$135.75
$315.75

Note: “Academy Fees” include textbooks, course apparel (excluding turnout gear). Students will be responsible for providing their own black belt and black casual shoes.