Fire / Rescue / Emergency Management Classes

Emergency Services
Training Center

Emergency Services Programs

(828) 448-6708

Logo for the 2019 Wilderness Rescue EMS Summit, scheduled for September 21 and 22, 2019Wilderness EMS Summit Set
for September 21 & 22

The 2019 Wilderness EMS Summit is set for September 21-22, 2019 in the Linville Gorge Wilderness of Burke County. Sponsored by WPCC with instruction provided by Hawk Ventures, the Summit attracts EMS personnel and physicians from throughout the southeastern United States for a weekend of intense hands-on training. information on the Summit, including class descriptions is available from Hawk Ventures.

The WPCC section number for the Summit is 59262. Registration for Summit is now open online.



Fire College is October 17-20

The 27th Annual Burke County Fire & Rescue College takes place on the WPCC Campus. Learn more about the Fire College, including how to register for classes.



Training Programs for
Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management

Training PictureWestern Piedmont Community College routinely offers upgrade and certification training for fire, rescue, and emergency management personnel. The following are some of the specialized training programs that are offered from time to time:

  • Area Fire Schools
  • Technical Rescuer
  •  Driver/Operator Training
  •  Domestic Terrorism
  •  Firefighter I & II
  •  Managing Search & Rescue

For more information, or to schedule a class for your department, contact Brandon Edwards  Emergency Services, by e-mail or by phone at (828) 448-6708.

Emergency Medical Services Classes

WPCC offers specialized training for EMS and rescue personnel. Check our Emergency Medical Services page for information and calendars of events, including EMT-Basic and Paramedic classes.

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Upcoming Class Information

Here are details about upcoming special courses by offered.

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Online Registration for Classes

WPCC’s Emergency Services Training Center encourages participants to register for courses online by the deadlines provided above.


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